Happy New Year from all of us at United Way! Can you believe it is already 2014? I know I can’t. With a new year beginning so does a period of reflection on the past 365 days and sense of hope for a fresh start. Oh and of course, a resolution for 2014.
The New Year means tax season is quickly approaching! Here is an opportunity to get your taxes done for free by IRS certified volunteers. TVCCA is offering free tax preparation for those making $50,000 or less a year through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.
Have you seen the United Way of Southeastern Connecticut’s Mobile food pantry truck? It is absolutely awesome! This past Friday I got the opportunity to see the truck in action for the first time and was amazed by the opportunities created by this truck for the local community.
The truck itself was donated by CL&P to United Way and is one of three in the state of CT. It is a custom refrigerated truck that allows for foods such as meats and vegetables to be brought to locations throughout New London County. How neat!!
Good morning and Happy Holidays! My name is Laura Harris and I began working with United Way of Southeastern Connecticut about 2 weeks ago as a Loaned Employee sponsored by Mohegan Sun. I have had a great time so far learning how things work in the office and about all the great things our staff and volunteers are a part of!
This week, Matt McCormack and the team from QDiscovery in New London presented the Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Center with a check for $5,000.
Are you looking for a fun way to give back this holiday season? Consider participating in the Great Bike Build-off at Foxwoods Resort Casino on Thursday, December 12.
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Yesterday, we welcomed area health and human service providers to United Way to learn about fuel banks and programs available to their clients. Case managers heard about TVCCA's CT Energy Assistance program and Operation Fuel, the two key heating assistance programs.
United Way and several community partners established a fund, Our Communities United…Hurricane Sandy and Her Aftermath, to support health and human service organizations that, due to Hurricane Sandy, were challenged in their ability to provide critical support to individuals and families in need.
The Tree House Arcade at Foxwoods Resort Casino has begun its annual holiday food drive, which will continue through Saturday, November 23.
All donated food will benefit local agencies supported by United Way and the Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Center. Guests that donate nonperishable food items between now and November 23 will receive 50 e-tickets for each items, redeemable at the Tree House Arcade, up to a maximum of 10 items.