United News July 2019

Jul.31, 2019

July Edition


United Way Joins In Supporting Our Schools Drive
On July 27, United Way joined NBC Connecticut and Telemundo Connecticut for their 2019 Supporting Our Schools drive. This year, they joined forces with Raymour & Flanigan to host a school supply drive in all their furniture stores across the state. The drive provides children with back to school supplies – such as pencils, pens and notebooks – to get them off to a great start to the school year. United Way mobilizes the people and resources committed to ensuring children are ready for school, stay on track and graduate on time prepared for college or career.

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Round Up Your Change to Make Change
For the entire month of August, round up your change at participating Price Chopper/Market 32 checkouts and support United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut. Price Chopper/Market 32 will match all donations, up to $5,000. Participating locations in our region include Newington; Putnam; Storrs; Vernon; and, Windsor.

Thank You: Eversource Energy
United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut recently received $260,000 from Eversource Energy to support child and youth success; ensure families are financially secure; promote access to quality health care and wellness opportunities; and, help people who are going through tough times get the assistance they need, such as food and shelter.

Volunteer Spotlight: Travelers Interns
United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut teamed up with 240 Travelers interns to make 330 literacy kits to help build children’s home libraries. The books and interactive reading props were enjoyed by children at Hartford’s Camp Courant – a United Way Community Partner – which works with United Way to ensure children are reading at grade-level by the fourth grade.

United Way Stuff the Bus | August 15, 2019
7:05 p.m. | Dunkin’ Donuts Park | 1214 Main St, Hartford, CT

Stuff the Bus with United Way and keep kids learning!

Join us for United Way Stuff the Bus night at the Hartford Yard Goats baseball game. Tickets are $13 each and a portion of proceeds benefiting United Way Youth Success programs. We welcome you to bring school supplies with you to the game. There will be collection bins near the main entrance.

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If you can’t make it to the game, we invite you to host a school supply drive! To get started, email Phil Blonski, Senior Manager, Community Engagement at pblonski@unitedwayinc.org.

Eversource Hartford Marathon – October 12, 2019
8:00 a.m. | Bushnell Park | Hartford, CT

Join our team! United Way is an official charity of the 2019 Eversource Hartford Marathon, and we want our biggest fans to RUN UNITED to support local children and families!

1. Register online for the Eversource Hartford Marathon
2. Select United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut as your charity of choice
3. Create a fundraising page and click “Join”

It’s that easy! Don’t hesitate to contact Amanda Trothier, Partnership Manager, at atrothier@unitedwayinc.org with any questions.