Give. Advocate. Volunteer. Words to live by! The United Way of Northwest Connecticut invites you all to do just that! Throughout this next year, we’re going to tell our story – from the agencies we serve; from the clients they serve; and from the volunteers who really are the United Way.
We’re going to tell our story with a twist on the United Way Worldwide credo – we’re going to talk about advocating, volunteering, then giving! And we hope when we’re done, that you have a far better understanding of what United Way of Northwest Connecticut is all about!
Advocate – generally, to speak on behalf of; to stand up for, as in a cause you believe in. Or you can be an advocate on someone’s or something’s behalf. There are people in this Northwest corner of the State who need you to do just that.
Volunteer – give your time – 1 hour a week, 1 Saturday a month – lend a hand. Help those in need. Participate in United Way Day of Caring activities or create your own volunteer activity to make your community a better place.
Give – as in, give money. Our local non-profit community does not work without donations from you. While the State does fund many of the local human service organizations, they often don’t fully fund them, which means they look to organizations like the United Way to help fund needed programs.
The United Way of Northwest Connecticut funds 24 agencies that impact over 58,000 of your local friends and neighbors in the 16 towns of our Northwest Connecticut territory. With the exception of $6,500, all the money raised here stays here.