Our third annual school supply drive has yielded more than 6,500 items. We are grateful to the community for rallying together to ensure that New London County students have the materials supplies needed for academic success. Click here to view photos of the deliveries to local schools on our Facebook page.
United Way of Southeastern Connecticut is pleased to announce that grants have been approved for four local programs that drive positive change for adolescents in New London County.
The Local Board for the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) has approved grants to expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in New London County. The total amount of the grants is $138,481, and it was awarded to nineteen local programs.
September is Hunger Action Month (HAM), when Feeding America and member food banks, including the Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Center and Citizens Bank, our HAM sponsor, ask everyone in America to take action to fight hunger in their community.
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Updated ALICE Report: 4 out of 10 Families in Connecticut Struggle to Pay for Basic Needs
As I continue my work here at United Way, I have realized how important having a strong support system is. I used to believe support only made a difference if it was monetary. However, that is not the case. In fact, there are many ways an individual can support a cause, an operation, an organization, or even a person. Here are my top five ways to easily support United Way of Southeastern Connecticut: