United Way puts your contribution to work, achieving real results that directly impact local children and families.

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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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Our Team

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

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The Challenge is Real

United Way understands our community’s toughest
challenges. And every day, we find the best way to
bring people together to solve the issues that matter


Together, we’re finding the best way with our partners, community leaders, donors and volunteers.

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.

Economic Mobility

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.


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.

Jun 28, 2022


Lunch with a Leader

Join us for a virtual edition of Emerging Leaders Society’s Lunch with a Leader featuring Hyacinth Yennie, community activist and advocate. Hear about Hyacinth’s leadership journey, ask questions and network with your peers.

Jul.08, 2022


Stuff the Bus

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

Sep.02, 2022

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