Tag: United Way of West Central Connecticut

At the hop with local seniors

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The United Way of West Central Connecticut Youth Board hosted a senior citizen prom at the Bristol Senior Center on Thursday, May 16 that took the guests back to the 1950. Approximately 160 area senior citizens…

2-1-1: United Way’s gateway to assistance

By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER During and after Hurricane Sandy, United Way 2-1-1 offered emergency information around the clock statewide. A free, health and human service information and referral helpline that runs 24/7, 2-1-1 handled over 18,000 storm-related calls from…

United Way collecting letters of intent for non-profit funding

United Way of West Central Connecticut (UWWCC) will begin accepting letters of intent for its 2015-2018 funding cycle. Any non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that serves the communities of Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, or Plymouth/Terryville may submit a Letter of Intent for a program…

Rain fails to halt acts of caring

By KAITLYN NAPLES STAFF WRITER Despite the intermittent rainfall last Friday, volunteers from all over the area worked hard at giving back to their local community for the 23rd annual Day of Caring. The annual event, organized by the United…

United Way: Making the case for giving

By DONNA OSUCH UNITED WAY OF WEST CENTRAL CT. United Way isn’t about short-term charity, it’s about lasting change. We look at the big picture and provide large-scale solutions to the root causes of problems in our community. Many organizations…

Making an impact on community’s health

By DONNA OSUCH UNITED WAY OF WEST CENTRAL CONNECTICUT The United Way of West Central Connecticut, which serves the communities of Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, and Terryville, is working to change the world by focusing on the building blocks of…

Keeping costs of prescriptions down

By KAITLYN NAPLES STAFF WRITER Since the inception of the FamilyWize Prescription Discount Program in 2009, 3,675 individuals in the areas of Bristol, Plainville, Burlington, and Plymouth/Terryville have saved over $470,000 on prescriptions, a number that is constantly increasing. The…

Blueprint for children

By KAITLYN NAPLES STAFF WRITER What started out as discussions of what was needed in the community for Bristol children to succeed in school, ended up becoming a lengthy document that is constantly updated with plans to make sure children…

Changing the world by helping children and youth achieve their potential

By DONNA OSUCH UNITED WAY OF WEST CENTRAL CONNECTICUT United Way: The United Way of West Central Connecticut, which serves to communities of Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth and Terryville, is working to change the world by focusing on the building…

United Way’s 2-1-1 opens door to access

By KAITLYN NAPLES STAFF WRITER A collaboration between local United Ways, including the United Way of West Central Connecticut, the state of Connecticut, and other community partners allows for a free contact center that allows individuals to access health and…