Hartford, Conn. (August 26, 2020) —United Way of Central and Northwestern Connecticut mobilized its donors, advocates and volunteers to quickly respond to the unprecedented needs created by the COVID-19 pandemic. More than $6.6 million has been awarded to organizations to provide academic support for children and youth, and workforce development and financial management programs for adults. Funding has also been provided to connect people to health services and to ensure access to immediate, emergency services such as food and shelter.
“As parents and caregivers navigate uncertainties around the upcoming school year and financial hardship continues to be prevalent, we must ensure that we keep children learning, connect adults to jobs, and meet the immediate needs of families,” said Paula S. Gilberto, President and CEO, United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut. “With the support of individual donors, workplace campaigns and philanthropic partners, we’re able to respond quickly to the growing needs of people in our region.”
Of the $6,689,900:
About United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut
United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut’s vision is a community where opportunities are available for every child to succeed in school and for every family to achieve financial security. United Way brings people and resources together to address immediate needs and finds long-term solutions to challenging problems. United Way does this by investing in programs and services, leading community change initiatives, and mobilizing resources and volunteers to ensure that: children succeed in school; people get jobs and are financially secure; people are healthy; and, basic needs are met during tough times. For more information, visit www.unitedwayinc.org.