The New London County Food Policy Council’s work has depended greatly on the amazing work of three AmeriCorps VISTAs hosted and partially funded by the United Way of Southeastern Connecticut. This year we were fortunate to host three wonderful VISTAs - Joe Attwater, Mary Gates and Ellen Mail (pictured below at the Garde Arts Center event on December 29, 2012).
National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive is largest one-day drive in the nation
The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will conduct its 21st annual food drive, called Stamp Out Hunger, to combat hunger and food insecurity this year on Saturday, May 11. On that day, letter carriers will collect non-perishable donations from customers as they deliver mail along their postal routes.
This week is National Volunteer Week, and a time when we extend an extra "thanks" for all volunteers do to make United Way work.
Volunteers make an impact here at United Way in many capacities - from serving on our Board of Directors, Allocations teams or other committees to participating in Day of Caring projects at nonprofits and the Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Center to volunteering within their company to help run a United Way workforce campaign.
In support of the inaugural Design and Build Competition to benefit the Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Center, four local Wireless Zone’s are teaming up with The Day to collect cans for the CANSTRUCTION. In honor of the first year, Wireless Zone, A Verizon Wireless Premium Retailer, is donating a $25 gift certificate to any individual who comes in to one of the local retail locations and contributes two cans to the cause!
United Way of Southeastern Connecticut hosted its Campaign Celebration event to recognize local businesses and organizations that ran outstanding fundraising campaigns on behalf of United Way. More than 300 community members gathered at the Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa in Groton to celebrate the achievement.
Keith Fontaine of The William W. Backus Hospital also elected to serve two-year term as Board Chair
United Way of Southeastern Connecticut elected seven new directors to its Board of Directors at the organization’s Annual Meeting held on Friday, March 22, 2013. Keith Fontaine, Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at The William W. Backus Hospital, was elected to serve as Board Chair for a two-year term. Melodie Peters, President of the AFT Connecticut, was elected as Vice Chair of the Board for the same term.
Recently, two members of the Knights of Columbus of East Lyme spent the day at the Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Center. Knights Mark Ennis and Rob Ligouri were on hand (along with United Way staffer Lamar Spurill) to distribute about 80 brand new winter coats to area children in need. Clients from 13 agencies in all benefited from their generosity.
Many thanks to the Knights of Columbus of East Lyme!
Moark, LLC is helping in the fight against hunger by donating more than 216,000 eggs to Connecticut Food Bank, Foodshare and United Way of Southeastern Connecticut during the month of March. On Monday, March 11, Moark made a delivery of 32,400 eggs (or 2,700 dozen!) to the Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Center.
Registration is open for the 2013 Union Community Activist Network (UCAN) training. This is your invitation to become the link between people who need help and the agencies and services that can help. Click here to download a Registration Form.