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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.

I spy-cribs!

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.

Become a Volunteer Reader

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:

Allocations Volunteer Application

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.

 

Please disclose in the field above whether you or any members of your immediate family or household has a present or past connection as an employee, board member, client, donor, contractor, colleague, volunteer, or partner with any of the United Way of Southeastern Connecticut partner agencies listed below. Also list any other Southeastern CT not-for-profit or social service agency with which you have a Board or employment affiliation.


Agencies: Alliance for Living, The Arc New London County, Catholic Charities, Child & Family Agency, Connecticut Legal Services, Covenant Shelter New London, Drop In Learning Center, Jewish Federation of Eastern CT, Madonna Place, Martin House, OIC of New London County, Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center, Riverfront Children's Center, Safe Futures (formerly the Women's Center of SECT), Sound Community Services, SCADD, Thames River Community Service, TVCCA, UCP of Eastern CT, United Community & Family Services, and VNA (Visiting Nurse Association) of SECT.

As a volunteer for United Way of Southeastern Connecticut, I may learn personal, privileged, and/or confidential information concerning funded programs. I will ensure that this information remains confidential and is not disclosed, whether I am actively engaged in volunteer activities or my volunteer involvement with United Way of Southeastern Connecticut has ended. By checking this box, I hereby pledge to keep private and confidential all such information.

Summer Health Tips

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:

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