Curling up to sleep at night in my nice, safe bed is one of my favorite things to do. When I found out one of our partner agencies needs cribs that are up to code for some families that do not have a place for their babies to sleep, I felt compelled to help. After checking the codes, I cleaned off one that has been stored for the past 2 years, since my daughter had outgrown it. I am looking forward to tomorrow when a team will deliver it.
Stop the flu before it stops you! It's important to protect yourself and your family from the flu now. The flu can be especially serious for children, older people, pregnant women, and people with ongoing health problems like diabetes, asthma, and heart or lung problems, so follow these simple tips to protect the people you care about.
What this place needs is you - at the 2014 Campaign Kickoff!
You're Invited to Be a Volunteer Reader!
Over two reading events last year, United Way mobilized 65 volunteers to read to more than 3,700 local students. Reading is a critical bridge to success in school, work and life, and you can help kids succeed by signing up to be a volunteer reader on Wednesday, October 8, immediately following the United Way Campaign Kickoff event.
Here's how it works:
At United Way of Southeastern Connecticut, Community Investment is the oversight and funding of a multi-million dollar network of partner programs offered at local health and human service agencies. Allocations volunteers act as stewards of donor dollars, ensuring they are wisely invested in local programs that demonstrate need in the community, are managed efficiently, and produce positive results.
In July, United Way of Southeastern Connecticut, in partnership with Colchester Social Services, launched a monthly distribution of the organization’s mobile food pantry to serve those struggling with hunger and food insecurity. The distribution takes place on the fourth Thursday of each month from 9-10:00 a.m. at Colchester Social Services on 127 Norwich Avenue.
We're teaming up with the Connecticut Sun basketball team at their final home game of the regular season to help students from all across the community.
Enjoy the warmth and sun of summer, but consider these warnings. Not only can some medicines be harmed by heat or sunlight, but you can be harmed by the sun when you are taking certain medications.
There are several risks related to sun and medicine. In a nutshell these include:
Help raise money for United Way during Tax Free Week!
Partnership with FamilyWize saves $1.8 Million for 15,468 people locally and provides access to mental health medication