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2015 Campaign Co-chairs Announced

The Campaign Co-chairs for our 2015 fundraising effort have been announced. Nikki Gullickson (at left in photo), Assistant Superintendent of Stonington Public Schools, and Donna Yother, President and owner of SAVA Insurance Group in Waterford will oversee the campaign. Last year’s United Way Campaign raised $5,791,303 to benefit 71 local programs and initiatives that provide a network of health and human services for people in need in New London County.

ALICE Update: How Child Care Costs Impact Many CT Families

In Connecticut, 1 in 4 households have earnings that exceed the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) but fall short of a basic cost of living threshold. We call these households ALICE - an acronym for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed, and together with the 10% of Connecticut households in poverty, more than one-third of Connecticut households (35%) are struggling to make ends meet.

FamilyWize Partnership Makes Prescription Medications More Affordable

United Way of Southeastern Connecticut is partnering with FamilyWize to help households meet the cost of their prescription medications. How does it work? FamilyWize acts like a big buying group, pulling together millions of people that either have no health insurance (the uninsured), have high medication costs, or need to buy medicine not covered by their plan (the underinsured).

Volunteering for Good Health

Many people volunteer because they say it makes them feel good. Well now there’s some evidence to show that it truly does improve people’s health and well-being to spend time giving back to a good cause.

UnitedHealth Group recently conducted a national study and found that the majority of participants reported feeling healthier after a volunteer experience. In addition to reports of improved self-esteem and sense of purpose in life:

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