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Our Mission

To engage and bring together people and resources committed to the well-being of children and families in our community.

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Why United Way

We bring people and organizations together to do more than any of us can do on our own.

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Success Stories

When we work together, we find the
best way to support local children and families.

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Upcoming Events:

ELS Case Competition

The ELS Case Competition offers a unique eight-week opportunity for young leaders and executives to work together to solve a community issue.

9/11 Day of Service

United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut invites volunteers to participate in an educational and volunteer activity that support family disaster and emergency planning and honor the sacrifice of those who lost their lives or family members on September 11, 2001.

Summer of Action

Together, we can take action this summer! This page is a helpful tool for those looking to give back as well as for those who are looking for resources.

United Way Stuff the Bus powered by ConnectiCare

Join us for our annual United Way Stuff the Bus powered by ConnectiCare school supply drive and collect 25,000 items. Donations will be delivered to students across central and northeastern Connecticut.

The Challenge is Real

United Way is committed to addressing immediate needs and finding long-term solutions to challenges facing our community.


When you give to United Way, you are supporting a network of partners working together to meet the complex needs of children and families efficiently and effectively.

Youth Success

Make sure children are ready for school, stay on track and graduate on time prepared for college or career.

Access to Health

Promote access to quality health care and wellness opportunities for children and families.

Family Financial Security

Help people learn financial skills and qualify for good-paying jobs with opportunities for advancement.

Basic Needs

Help people who are going through tough times get the assistance they need, such as food and shelter.

Stories of Success

We measure our success in lives changed. These stories are a testament to the difference that communities can make when we come together to create lasting change.

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