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As I drove to the United Way of Southeastern Connecticut office this morning, half-listening to the radio as I slowly woke up, I heard a fact that made me sit up and pay attention: a new report from the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), ranks...
Posted at: 3:23 pm Monday, July 23, 2018
Charlie is a dedicated supporter of United Way who believes strongly in the value of serving his community. We caught up with him to ask about his volunteer experiences and what motivates him to give back. Hi! Tell us a little about yourself. My...
Posted at: 4:28 pm Monday, July 16, 2018
We’ve all heard the warnings from researchers about how too much social media use is bad for us, and as someone who spends a lot of time on social media both for work and in my personal life, I usually just tune them out. I tend to think there are a...
Posted at: 9:49 am Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Happy Independence Day! Cookouts, fireworks, and outdoor fun are par for the course, but you can make your holiday a little more meaningful with these four ways to Live United. Prepare Care Packages, Write Thank-You Letters to Soldiers Abroad, or...
Posted at: 3:16 pm Tuesday, July 03, 2018
Retirement brings big changes, but is also a great time to evaluate your priorities and make choices that will help you be happy and fulfilled. Volunteering is one way to stay active and engaged, and comes with numerous benefits for both you and...
Posted at: 2:09 pm Monday, June 25, 2018
When it comes to homelessness, the prevailing image is distinctly urban. Search Google images for “homeless” and you get images of people surrounded by cement, skyscrapers and sidewalks. Because of this, it can be easy to forget that homelessness...
Posted at: 3:16 pm Monday, June 18, 2018
  After finding a list of ‘Ways to Keep Your Kids Learning This Summer’ by Cristiana Ventura, I was inspired to rewrite her list with my own suggestions and additions. Here are some ideas to keep your kids’ minds and bodies active this summer:   1....
Posted at: 9:24 am Tuesday, June 12, 2018
When I think of food drives, I think of Thanksgiving. I think of the holiday season and the sudden interest in serving others that springs up in people during November and December. But hunger and food insecurity don’t discriminate based on the...
Posted at: 10:49 am Wednesday, May 30, 2018
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

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