2021-2022 United Way Year of Caring

United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut mobilizes the community to make a difference in the lives of children and families. We are your local United Way and focus 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.

Event Calendar

Summer

• Memorial Day Initiative
• Stuff the Bus
• Day of Action
• United Way Year of Caring
Summer Volunteer Opportunities

Fall

• United Way Fall Year of Caring
• United Way Readers
• Jumpstart’s Read for the Record
• Eversource Hartford Marathon
• 9/11 Days of Service

Winter

• VITA
• United Way Season of Giving
• Read Across America Day
• United Way Readers
• United Way Year of Caring

Spring

• Impact Teams
• United Way Year of Caring

Help Care for your Community

Since 1992, volunteers from area workplaces have shared their time and talents by engaging in one-time projects at various community locations such as schools and parks in central and northeastern Connecticut, as well as virtual projects. Volunteers bond and employee morale is boosted, while improving on our community’s greatest challenges and involving your employees in making a difference. Customized projects are available to help achieve your workplace’s community goals.

Your Workplace Can Help Make a Difference This Year

United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut mobilizes the community to make a difference in the lives of children and families. We are your local United Way and focus 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.

We are experts in creating unique and meaningful volunteer opportunities that encourage team building and collaboration, while helping employees connect to the communities in which they work. 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.  Join Us Today!

 

Workplace Benefits

United Way Year of Caring projects connect people and workplaces from all over the region that care about creating opportunities for children and families to succeed in school, work and life.

• Enhance your profile while improving on our community’s greatest challenges.

• Engage employee volunteers in projects that make a difference in our community.

• Achieve your workplace’s community goals by customizing your volunteer projects

• Bond and improve employee morale by working together, sharing time and talents

Year of Caring – Winter 2021/2022

Read Across America Day 2022
Wednesday March 2nd, 2022
Read Across America Day celebrates a world of diverse readers and helping local children develop a love of reading. More details to come…

For questions or more information, please contact Annie Fazzino at asommers@unitedwayinc.org

Group Volunteer Opportunities

Organize an In-Person Group Volunteer Opportunity
Interested in volunteering in-person as a team out in the community? Please fill out this form to get started on your event today. Group Volunteer Project Request Form

Kit Projects (In-Person or Virtual)
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. *Costs are associated with these projects*

VIRTUAL Read Aloud
Sign-up to participate in a LIVE virtual read aloud with individual students from a local school.

Making Choices Poverty Simulation (In-Person or Virtual)
This activity prompts participants to make tough choices on childcare, housing, transportation, and career based on the monthly budget of a family struggling to make ends meet.

Food for Thought (In-Person or Virtual)
A challenge that offers a real-life, week-long food budget that demonstrates the importance of access to affordable and healthy food

For questions or more information, please contact Phil Blonski at pblonski@unitedwayinc.org

Individual Volunteer Opportunities

United Way ReadersREGISTER HERE
You are invited to become a weekly United Way Reader and volunteer to provide 1-on-1 virtual reading support to K-3 students across our region. *Virtual and In-Person options available. *

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)REGISTER HERE
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. *Virtual and In-Person options available. *

Letters to Active Military and Veterans (VIRTUAL) – REGISTER HERE

Letters to Elderly (VIRTUAL) – REGISTER HERE

Donate or Sew Face Masks (VIRTUAL) – REGISTER HERE

For questions or more information, please contact Phil Blonski at pblonski@unitedwayinc.org