For Companies

Our Value

United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut and companies like yours have been working to make a difference in the lives of children and families for 100 years. We are focused on connecting people in our community to causes they care about and helping businesses reach their goals around philanthropic giving, employee engagement and community involvement. Together, we can influence change to ensure every child and every family has opportunities to succeed.  Here’s how:

  1. United Way partners with workplaces to offer easy, convenient philanthropic giving opportunities to employees.
  2. We offer unique and meaningful volunteer opportunities that encourage team building and collaboration, while connecting your employees to the communities in which they work.
  3. We provide professional development opportunities for everyone, from young, emerging talent to seasoned professionals through our leadership volunteer opportunities and membership groups.
  4. We host exciting and engaging events throughout the year with opportunities for sponsorship that provide significant brand lift.
  5. While we may be a local organization invested in central and northeastern Connecticut, we have access to a powerful global network, making it easy to create consistency across your markets.
  6. United Way and its volunteers invest in and support programs, services and initiatives that directly impact households in our region by ensuring that children succeed in school, families achieve financial stability, people have access to health care and the most basic of needs are met.

How to Take Action:

United Way Year of Caring

United Way Year of Caring projects connect people and workplaces from all over the region that care about creating opportunities that support the well-being of local children and families.

Contact: Phil Blonski at  or 860.493.1132.

Kit Projects

United Way partners with workplaces to offer employees the opportunity to make a difference without leaving the office by bringing projects to you. These projects offer a valuable team building opportunity while making an impact for local individuals, children and families. Examples include literacy kits, STEM kits, weekend meal kits, homeless outreach kits, toiletry kits and more.

Contact: Phil Blonski at  or 860.493.1132.

Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities

Share the vision of your company’s social responsibility goals through United Way’s event sponsorships. Align with United Way’s strong, trusted brand to increase your company’s visibility and create brand lift in the communities you serve.

Contact: Deb Fafard at  or 860.493.1847.

Workplace Giving Campaigns

United Way wants to help your company achieve its corporate social responsibility goals and support your employee engagement efforts. Workplace Giving Campaigns are one great way to achieve both. Whether you’re looking for traditional paper pledge forms, engaging digital giving solutions, popular special events or cause marketing opportunities.

Contact: Phil Blonski at  or 860.493.1132.

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