United Way of West Central Connecticut Logo

Serving the communities of Bristol, Burlington, Plainville,

and Plymouth/Terryville.

United For Impact:

Imagine What We Can Do Together

Did you hear?

Giving Tuesday is Tuesday, November 28!

Show your support for the work that United Way of West Central Connecticut does for those living and working in Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, and Plymouth on Tuesday, November 28, 2023.

To get you ready for Giving Tuesday, did you know our mission has 3 focus areas? We do!

Here are a few facts about how we support the community in the areas of Health, Education, and Financial Stability.

Health - We work hard to help every person to have access to a healthy life – whether that’s affordable health care resources, healthy food, or shelter. Last year, over 14,000 in our service area utilized United Way 211 for free information and referral services.

Education - Our goal is to make sure every child has the skills o succeed in school and is equipped for work and life. Over 400 students received a new donated backpack and school supplies through the annual Adopt-A-Child Backpack program.

Financial Stability - Connecting people to skill-building training and support to obtain good-paying jobs and opportunities for career advancement is a part of the work we do.

470 local individuals filed their 2022 tax returns, at no cost, through VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Program.

To support Giving Tuesday early, CLICK HERE!,

to make your donation.

Cheers To A

Wonderful Evening

Thank you to all those who attended the 13th Annual Fall Wine & Beer Tasting. It was a wonderful evening of sampling beverages, enjoying a meal, and raising much-needed funds to support our communities of Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, and Plymouth.

It was also great to see so many flannel shirts, cozy sweaters, and fall-inspired fashions.

To see the photos from the 13th Annual Wine & Beer Tasting,

please CLICK HERE!

Thank you to our sponsors

who made this event possible!

Welcome Wine
Gold Wine
Silver Wine

November is VITA

Volunteer Month

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program logo

Join us this tax season as a VITA volunteer and help families in our community get the tax credits and refunds they’ve earned. By offering tax preparation services at no cost, together we are closing gaps and creating opportunities for families to achieve financial stability.

5 Good Reasons to Become a VITA Volunteer

  1. You don't need to be an accountant and you don't need experience.
  2. IRS will train you - for free.
  3. Flexible hours that fit your schedule.
  4. You'll feel pride to be part of a nationwide program that has helped people file tax returns at no cost for over 40 years.
  5. Simply put, you'll feel good helping your community.

To learn more about VITA and what volunteering entails, please contact Nancy Micloskey, nmicloskey@uwwestcentralct.org

To register for a January training session CLICK HERE

and select United Way of West Central CT

as your preferred location.

VITA stands for Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and is a volunteer-supported program that helps people, with household incomes of up to $65,000 annually, prepare and electronically file their federal and state tax returns at no cost.

Ways YOU Can Support

Your Community

Joy of Sharing - Toy Drive

December 4 - 6

Bring some holiday cheer to children and families in our four towns. We collect brand-new toys for children ages 3 to 14, that are given to families who need extra support this holiday season. Toys are distributed to area agencies who apply for assistance.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program logo

VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Program

Tax season is right around the corner and we're recruiting volunteers now. Volunteers need no previous tax filing experience - all volunteers will receive IRS training - and can be as young as high school.

Pack the Kindness

Seasonal Backpack & Grocery Bags for the Community

Collection is on-going

United Way of West Central CT Youth Board students are assembling backpacks to give to partner agencies for distribution to those who experiencing homelessness.

Help Youth Board students secure enough supplies by hosting a collection drive or by donating to purchase necessary items for the backpacks.

For more information on any of these projects and how YOU can get involved, please contact Nancy Micloskey, nmicloskey@uwwestcentralct.org



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