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May is college graduation season, and my social media feeds have been flooded with pictures of college graduates posing in caps and gowns, captioned with reflections on their college experiences. This, combined with the fact that my brother has...
Posted at: 3:30 pm Monday, May 21, 2018
As the weather warms up and we head into summer, it’s important to remember that unusually high temperatures can be dangerous for many people. Those most at risk for heat stroke and other heat-related illnesses include infants, seniors, people who...
Posted at: 1:29 pm Tuesday, May 15, 2018
It’s Teacher Appreciation Week! Most of us can name several teachers from pre-K through high school who have left lasting positive impressions on us. I know I could name half a dozen at least who shaped who I am in various ways. There was my fourth-...
Posted at: 1:28 pm Tuesday, May 08, 2018
The former mayor of Groton, Marian sets an example as a leader in community engagement. She took time to talk to us about her volunteer experiences and how United Way’s initiatives have impacted people in her community. Hi! Tell us a little about...
Posted at: 9:40 am Wednesday, April 18, 2018
When I caught up with Lee-Ann, she had just returned from helping a client manage a bedbug infestation. Still poised and without missing a beat, she sat down with me to discuss her work on the United Way Board of Directors and why it’s so important...
Posted at: 10:12 am Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Ken is the Treasurer on our Board of Directors and the Finance Committee Chair. We caught up with him to find out how and why he chooses to Live United.   Hi! Tell us a little about yourself. How long have you been involved with United Way? Hi, my...
Posted at: 10:10 am Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Ray Stanley has been volunteering with United Way for 20 years. He spoke to us about the allocations process and how he dedicates his time to serving the community.   Hi! Tell us a little about yourself. How long have you been involved with United...
Posted at: 10:03 am Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Lauren is a regular volunteer at the Food Center and a firm believer in the importance of giving back. We asked her about what motivates her to spend time serving others.   Hi! Tell us a little about yourself. How long have you been volunteering...
Posted at: 2:08 pm Monday, March 12, 2018
Ken is co-chairman of the Food Committee and an Executive Board Member on the Connecticut AFL-CIO Metal Trades Council. He spoke to us about his experiences serving others and what makes United Way special. Hi! Tell us a little about yourself. How...
Posted at: 2:04 pm Monday, March 12, 2018
A regular volunteer at the Food Center, Jerry balances a sense of humor with a sense of responsibility for the community. Hi! Tell us about yourself. How did you become involved with the Food Center? Hi, my name is Jerry, I’ve been coming for...
Posted at: 11:42 am Monday, March 05, 2018

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