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News / Oct 20, 2020

United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut and City of New Britain Distributes Thousands of Face Masks to Protect Against Spread of COVID-19

New Britain, Conn. (Oct. 20, 2020) — United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut and the City of New Britain partnered today to distribute nearly 10,000 face masks to nonprofits and local organizations for use by their staff and the people they serve. Additional masks were also made available for the general public on a first come, first serve basis. “We’re grateful to United Way…

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News / Oct 14, 2020

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Comes to Hartford

Hartford, Conn. (Oct. 14, 2020) — Children newborn through five-years-old in Hartford now have the opportunity to have free books mailed monthly to their home through a partnership of three hospitals, United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut and the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Imagination Library is a book-subscription program helping to increase early literacy…

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News / Sep 6, 2020

New Report: Even Before the Pandemic, 38% of Families in Connecticut Struggled to Pay for Basic Needs

ROCKY HILL, Conn. (September 6, 2020)—Before the COVID-19 pandemic arrived this year, 38% of Connecticut residents were already struggling to make ends meet. Those are the findings of Connecticut United Ways 2020 ALICE Report, a study on financial hardship. The new report concludes that before the onset of the pandemic, 38% of Connecticut’s households lacked…

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News / Sep 5, 2020

United News – Special Edition 2020 ALICE Report

Special Edition 2020 CONNECTICUT UNITED WAYS ALICE REPORT Since 2014, Connecticut United Ways have come together to release the ALICE Report which shines a light on the economic vulnerability of many residents of the state. (ALICE is a United Way-coined acronym that stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed.) The 2020 Connecticut United Ways ALICE Report exposes the current economic vulnerability of…

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News / Aug 26, 2020

United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut Invests More Than $6.6 Million in Local Communities

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….

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