Did you know that nearly 1 in 5 children (or 18.5%) in New London County are food insecure? That means they don’t know when or where their next meal will come from. During the summer, even more children will be facing hunger because when school lunches end, lunch ends altogether.
The deadline for this funding opportunity has passed.
United Way of Southeastern Connecticut is requesting proposals to partner in delivering programs that help individuals and/or families living in New London County be financially stable. As part of United Way’s partnership with selected programs, funding will be provided for one year to pursue and accomplish the goals identified by United Way. The maximum award amount is $20,000
Your donation to United Way is making a difference! At its June meeting, United Way of Southeastern Connecticut’s Board of Directors approved funding in the amount of $2,219,673 for the fiscal year 2017-18. This funding supports 47 programs at 21 nonprofit organizations in New London County that work together to provide an essential safety net services to help those in need.
Summer is the hungriest time of the year for millions of low-income kids across the country and in Connecticut. In New London County, the childhood food insecurity rate is more than 18%. Being food insecure means that someone doesn’t when or where they may access their next meal.
The Bulletin publisher and MDA-UAW president to lead fundraising effort
United Way of Southeastern Connecticut has named Campaign Co-chairs for the 2017 fundraising effort as William Louis, president of the MDA-UAW Local 571, AFL-CIO, and Nadine McBride, publisher of The Bulletin (pictured at left at May's Campaign Appreciation and Awards Event).
United Way of Southeastern Connecticut hosted its Campaign Celebration event on May 5th to recognize local businesses and organizations that ran outstanding fundraising campaigns and volunteer year-round on behalf of United Way. More than 350 community leaders and volunteers gathered at Mohegan Sun to celebrate around the theme "Anyone can be a hero."
United Way of Southeastern Connecticut is excited to announce the creation of a new affinity group, Young Leaders United. This group of individuals are ages 21-40 who want to get more deeply involved in Southeastern Connecticut. Young Leaders United participants will have opportunities to Give, Serve, and Inspire their local community.
Increasing the number of financially stable households in the City of Norwich is the purpose of new funding awarded by the Boston Federal Reserve. Called the Working Cities Challenge Grant, a core team, led by United Way of Southeastern Connecticut, has set a goal to increase the number of low-income and diverse households in Norwich who become financially stable by 20% over the next ten years.
An estimated 80-100 million Americans are currently uninsured or underinsured and can have challenges paying for their prescription medication. That’s why United Way of Southeastern Connecticut partners with FamilyWize to help households meet the cost of their prescription medications.