The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Food Drive is the largest one-day food drive in the United States. It is the outgrowth of a tradition of community service exhibited repeatedly by members of the letter carriers union over the years. Initially, a number of branches had collected food for those in need as part of their community service efforts.
United Way is requesting proposals to partner in delivering programs that drive positive change for adolescents in New London County. As part of United Way’s partnership with selected programs, funding will be provided for up to two years to pursue and accomplish the goals identified by United Way. The range of award is $5,000-$20,000 annually. Proposals are due by Friday, April 1, 2016 by 4:00 p.m.
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Twenty-five percent of Connecticut households have earnings that exceed the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) but fall short of a basic cost of living threshold. This threshold is a measure of the amount of income required to pay for the essential costs of living included in a Household Survival Budget.
United Way of Southeastern Connecticut is partnering with local schools across New London County in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday. The event on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 is Read Across America, an initiative of the National Education Association (NEA) to gather students, parents, and community members together to share their love and joy of reading. The annual reading day coincides with the birthday of the beloved children’s author.
It's 3 pm in 1976 and a 15-year-old girl is thinking about running away from home. It's midnight in 2015 and a depressed older man is contemplating suicide. Who did they both call? 2-1-1.
2-1-1 is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. It is the celebration of a great concept - a unique help-by-telephone service made available for free to Connecticut residents, year-round, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Project Warm-up is a heating assistance program of United Way of Southeastern Connecticut which collaborates with local service providers to meet the home heating needs of families in southeastern Connecticut that are experiencing a short-term crisis. Last winter, Project Warm-Up provided more than 280 households with home heating assistance so that they would not go cold.
Today, the Internet is an essential part of a child’s education. It strengthens and enhances lessons learned in the classroom and is an increasingly important tool for students and their parents to succeed in the 21st century.
The results of a year-long study of the feasibility of establishing a food hub in the region have been released. The study was spearheaded by United Way and the New London County Food Policy Council (NLCFPC), undertaken to determine the optimal model for a food hub in New London County, the financial viability of such a food hub, and to understand the impact a hub might have on the health, wellness, agriculture, and the economy.
Many of us tend to think of hunger at this time of year. The image of a family in our community spending a holiday without a decent meal on the table makes our hearts ache with sadness.