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For September’s volunteer spotlight, we are honoring Louise Wallace from Waterford! Louise has been volunteering at the Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Bank since June of 2013. Originally, she began working on the food side of the operation...
Posted at: 1:49 pm Wednesday, September 04, 2019
We, as people, have historically asked the “big” questions. What is the meaning of life? How did we all get here? How can I give back to my community in meaningful ways?  While many of our questions seemingly will never be answered, I can tell you...
Posted at: 10:34 am Tuesday, August 27, 2019
For our August Volunteer of the Month spotlight, we are honoring Maria Loss of East Lyme.  Unfortunately, Maria passed away in July. We are deeply saddened and heartbroken by her loss. Our thoughts are with her family, friends, and all who worked...
Posted at: 3:10 pm Tuesday, August 06, 2019
           I’m going to take a wild guess here and say that you, reader, love food. I mean, how could you not? It seems our entire culture is centered around food. Meals are social events, dishes are an expression of our individual cultures, and our...
Posted at: 12:32 pm Thursday, August 01, 2019
As I drove to the United Way of Southeastern Connecticut office this morning, half-listening to the radio as I slowly woke up, I heard a fact that made me sit up and pay attention: a new report from the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), ranks...
Posted at: 3:23 pm Monday, July 23, 2018
Charlie is a dedicated supporter of United Way who believes strongly in the value of serving his community. We caught up with him to ask about his volunteer experiences and what motivates him to give back. Hi! Tell us a little about yourself. My...
Posted at: 4:28 pm Monday, July 16, 2018
We’ve all heard the warnings from researchers about how too much social media use is bad for us, and as someone who spends a lot of time on social media both for work and in my personal life, I usually just tune them out. I tend to think there are a...
Posted at: 9:49 am Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Happy Independence Day! Cookouts, fireworks, and outdoor fun are par for the course, but you can make your holiday a little more meaningful with these four ways to Live United. Prepare Care Packages, Write Thank-You Letters to Soldiers Abroad, or...
Posted at: 3:16 pm Tuesday, July 03, 2018
Retirement brings big changes, but is also a great time to evaluate your priorities and make choices that will help you be happy and fulfilled. Volunteering is one way to stay active and engaged, and comes with numerous benefits for both you and...
Posted at: 2:09 pm Monday, June 25, 2018
When it comes to homelessness, the prevailing image is distinctly urban. Search Google images for “homeless” and you get images of people surrounded by cement, skyscrapers and sidewalks. Because of this, it can be easy to forget that homelessness...
Posted at: 3:16 pm Monday, June 18, 2018

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