United Way of Southeastern Connecticut’s Board of Directors has approved fund distributions in the amount of $2,519,460 for the fiscal year 2016-17. This funding supports 47 programs at 21 nonprofit organizations in New London County that work together to provide a safety net of services to help those in need. These partner programs work hand-in-hand with an additional 25 United Way programs and services that your donation to United Way makes possible.
In this ALICE Update, we provide data from a variety of sources to better understand the challenges many ALICE families face accessing good jobs and building assets. Click here to download the full update.
It’s never too early to think about your child’s plans for the summer. 2-1-1 Child Care is the best source in Connecticut providing valuable information on selecting the right summer camp as well as up-to-date information on program descriptions and openings.
United Way hosted its Campaign Celebration event to recognize local businesses and organizations that ran outstanding fundraising campaigns and volunteer year-round on behalf of United Way. Those in attendance were also among the first to learn how much had been raised during the organization’s annual fundraising campaign. More than 320 community leaders and volunteers gathered at Foxwoods Resort Casino to celebrate the achievement.
Federal funds will soon be available in New London Census County to supplement emergency food and shelter programs through the Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program (EFSP). The amount available is determined by a National Board chaired by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's FEMA Agency and includes representatives from national nonprofit organizations.
The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Food Drive is the largest one-day food drive in the United States. It is the outgrowth of a tradition of community service exhibited repeatedly by members of the letter carriers union over the years. Initially, a number of branches had collected food for those in need as part of their community service efforts.
United Way is requesting proposals to partner in delivering programs that drive positive change for adolescents in New London County. As part of United Way’s partnership with selected programs, funding will be provided for up to two years to pursue and accomplish the goals identified by United Way. The range of award is $5,000-$20,000 annually. Proposals are due by Friday, April 1, 2016 by 4:00 p.m.
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Twenty-five percent of Connecticut households have earnings that exceed the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) but fall short of a basic cost of living threshold. This threshold is a measure of the amount of income required to pay for the essential costs of living included in a Household Survival Budget.
United Way of Southeastern Connecticut is partnering with local schools across New London County in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday. The event on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 is Read Across America, an initiative of the National Education Association (NEA) to gather students, parents, and community members together to share their love and joy of reading. The annual reading day coincides with the birthday of the beloved children’s author.