United News December 2018

Dec.21, 2018

Happy Holidays!

Thank you for making a measurable difference for local children and families this year. Happy Holidays from our United Way family to yours.

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Paula S. Gilberto Honored by National Organization of Italian American Women

United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut pleased to announce that the National Organization of Italian American Women (NOIAW) has selected Paula S. Gilberto, President and CEO, United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut, as one of its 2019 Wise Women Honorees. For more than 30 years, the NOIAW has honored extraordinary Italian American women for their leadership in the community. Paula will be recognized for her professional accomplishments at the organization’s annual “Three Wise Women” Epiphany Celebration on January 13, 2019 at the New Haven Lawn Club from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.


In Memory of Gregory B. Howey

Gregory B. Howey, President and Chairman of Okay Industries in New Britain, passed away earlier this month. Howey served in a number of community leadership roles with United Way in the New Britain and Capital regions. In 2009, he received United Way’s highest volunteer honor, the Community Service Award.

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THANK YOU: Vantis Life

United Way thanks Vantis Life for its continued support of the United Way Community Campaign. Vantis Life recently assembled dozens of toiletry kits for students in Hartford’s West Middle School. Thank you, Vantis Life, for Living United.



United Way Reader Meghan Hayden recently spoke to the Hartford Courant about her new bookshop in Glastonbury and her experience as a volunteer reader for the past six years.

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Put your time and talent to work. Take a look at upcoming volunteer opportunities – we’d love to have you join us!


Join United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut in the CrowdRise by GoFundMe Holiday Challenge, a fundraising competition raising money for causes like ours – the United Way ALICE Fund. Please help by giving what you can so our organization can win the grand prize of $100,000. Your impact gets doubled thanks to our Champions for ALICE providing $20,000 in match gifts! Give today.

Upcoming Events

United Way Women United Red, White and Chocolate – January 24, 2019

6:00-9:00 p.m. | Town & County Club | Hartford, CT

Proceeds for this annual wine, chocolate and cheese tasting event provide funding for programs, initiatives and services that help women and families become more financially secure.



United Way Community Campaign Celebration – January 30, 2019

7:30 – 9:00 a.m. | The Lyceum | Hartford, CT

Join us in honoring our Champions for ALICE awardees. Light refreshments and complimentary parking provided.



Become a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Volunteer

Various Times/Locations

Join us this tax season as a United Way VITA volunteer and help families in our region get the tax savings and refunds they’ve earned. By offering tax preparation services at no cost, we’re improving lives and working to empower individuals and families toward economic mobility.