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Radio Station Q105 to Hold Holiday Food Drives at Local Subway Stores

Join Q-105 and Subway of Groton for their 2014 Food and Turkey Drive. Come down to one of the Subway locations listed below and donate nonperishable food items or a frozen turkey, or even both. The station will be giving away prizes.

All donations benefit the Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Center. The Food Center has set a goal to collect 3,500 turkeys which are used to fill traditional holiday baskets and support holiday community meal sites in New London County. Last year, the Food Center distributed 3,148 turkeys and the demand this year has increased.

Foxwoods Resort Casino Kicks Off Stuff the Bus Campaign

Foxwoods will begin its second annual "Stuff the Bus" holiday giving program on November 1. They will be collecting new, unwrapped children's toys, blankets, pajamas, jackets and diapers from guests and team members to be donated to local families in need. Donations are accepted from 8 a.m. to Noon daily at the Foxwoods Bus Terminal, where a bus will be parked in Bay #1 ready to receive donations. Additional drop off locations will be set up throughout the property, including the Bus Lobby and Fox Tower hotel lobby. Guests are also invited to place their donation directly inside the bus.

Take a Tour of United Way Partner Programs

You're invited to tour three local health and human service programs that receive funding from United Way. See first-hand how your United Way donation is making a difference every day, changing lives, and advancing the common good for all.

Two upcoming dates are being offered: Wednesday, November 12th and Thursday, November 20th. Both tours last from 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. and include three stops. Lunch is provided.

Help Decide Where the Money Goes

We're now recruiting Allocations Volunteers to help invest donor dollars in local programs that change lives and advance the common good for all of us. Allocations Panels are teams of volunteers that ensure donations to United Way are wisely invested in health and human service programs that help in the areas of education, income, and health -- the building blocks for a good quality of life.

Take the 2014 Turkey Challenge

All New London County residents are invited (by Gemma herself, below!) to take the 2014 Turkey Challenge! Our goal is to collect 3,500 frozen turkeys prior to Thanksgiving to ensure that every family in need in the region is able to have a traditional Thanksgiving meal. Please consider donating a turkey or even running a drive within your business or organization.

United Way Kicks Off Campaign with Volunteer Reading Event

The 2014 Campaign kicked off at the Cabaret Theater at Mohegan Sun with breakfast and a rally. Campaign Co-chairs Brian Orenstein, CEO of Charter Oak Federal Credit Union, and Wayne Burgess, President of the Southeastern CT Central Labor Council, recognized many of the 200 volunteers that had gathered by calling out their many achievements on behalf of United Way.

Gemma Moran Honored as Placemaker for Her Pioneer Work

A celebratory event was held in honor of Gemma E. Moran, founder of the Food Center that bears her name and is located in New London, on Saturday, September 27. Moran recently turned 90 years of age, and the Food Center reached a milestone 25th anniversary the previous year. The event at the Garde Arts Center titled “A Legacy That Sustains Us,” reflected on Moran’s legacy of hunger activism and the early years of establishing the Food Center. Labor leaders were on hand to share their tales of how and why the Food Center began.

12th Mobile Food Pantry Site Opens

United Way launched its 12th monthly distribution site for the Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Center Mobile Food Pantry program at Three Rivers Community College (TRCC). The location is a central one for the surrounding communities and all are welcome to visit the pantry as needed. Sept. 23, Oct. 28, Nov. 10 and Dec. 8 are the upcoming dates for this fall with distribution occuring from 5-6:00 p.m.


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