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Serving the communities of Bristol, Burlington, Plainville,

and Plymouth/Terryville.



United Way of West Central CT 49th Annual Golf Tournament

New Course! New Time of Year! Same GREAT Cause!

This year's Tournament will be held at Tunxis Country Club on

Tuesday, June 6. This is a new-to-us course and a new time of year for our Tournament and we are EXCITED!

Press to play golf video

The day begins with check-in and breakfast at 8:00am followed by a shotgun start at 9:30am. Boxed lunches will be provided along with dinner, awards & prizes at the conclusion of the Tournament. The Tournament is a four-person scramble format.

This is a perfect way to welcome the summer season and support the community.

Funds from this Tournament assist over 20+ programs and initiatives that United Way of West Central Connecticut supports for those living and working in Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, and Plymouth.

Questions? Contact Sarah Mitchell, Resource Development Coordinator, at smitchell@uwwestcentralct.org

or 860-582-9559 x407.

Golf Tournament Registration and Sponsorship CLICK HERE!

Thank You

To Our Sponsors

The work United Way of West Central Connecticut does is in part because of wonderful sponsors. Thank you for your support

as Annual Corporate Sponsors.

Premier Sponsors

Barnes Group Logo
Webster Bank Logo

Gold Sponsors

The Flood Law Firm Logo
Torrington Savings Bank Logo

Silver Sponsors

Thomaston Savings Bank Logo
Roland Dumont Logo

Interested in becoming an annual sponsor or sponsoring a single event? Contact Sarah Mitchell, Resource Development Coordinator, at smitchell@uwwestcentralct.org or 860-582-9559 x407

for more information.


Another Successful

VITA Season

VITA Press Conference Group Photo

Pictured in photo: (left to right)

State Representative Mary Fortier, HRA Board President, Dr. Marlo Greponne, Executive Director, HRA, Manny Martinez, President & CPO, United Way of West Central Connecticut, Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz, Juan Berrios, Assistant Director of Operations, HRA, Nancy Micloskey, Community Impact Coordinator, United Way of West Central Connecticut, Jeffrey Caggiano, Mayor of Bristol, and HRA staff.

United Way of West Central Connecticut VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Program had a wonderful tax season. Our goal was to serve 420 VITA customers and we closed our season by serving 480 customers.

VITA is a free tax preparation program available throughout the state of Connecticut and is a team effort. Thank you to HRA of New Britain, The Village for Children and Families and United Way of Central and Northeastern CT, and United Way of Meriden and Wallingford for participating VITA sites.

Locally, we saw customers from our four communities - Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, and Plymouth - and others as far as Bridgeport, Simsbury, and Winsted.

The time and dedication of volunteers, during tax season, make this program possible. All volunteers are IRS trained and certified, informed of all the available tax deductions, and prepared to answer simple tax questions.

Thank you to our United Way of West Central Connecticut volunteers Rob Sanderford, Candance Anderson, Silvia Yanez Solis, Russell Wagoner, and Andy Asensio for volunteering their time this tax season.

You can sign up NOW to learn about becoming a VITA volunteer for next tax season. Please contact Nancy Micloskey at 860 582-9559 X402 or nmicloskey@uwwestcentralct.org for more information.

All volunteers receive free training in tax preparation and being a greeter. High school age and older are welcome to sign-up. Flexible volunteer scheduling is available.

Thank You

To Our Grant Funders

United Way of West Central Connecticut recently awarded two grants to continue providing support for our programs and initiatives.

American Savings Foundation Logo

United Way of West Central Connecticut is the recipient of the American Savings Foundation Scholars 2023 Summer Internship. This summer we will welcome a college student as a summer Marketing Assistant. During their internship, they will set personal goals they wish to achieve and skills they wish to grow.

Farmington Bank Community Foundation Logo

United Way of West Central Connecticut was awarded $7,500 to support the Walsh Summer Work Experience Program (WSWSP).

WSWEP is a seven-week, summer, paid work experience, and career readiness skills program available to Bristol Central, Bristol Eastern, and St. Paul Catholic High School students.

Thank You

To Our Volunteers

United Way volunteers

Volunteers make wonderful things happen. During Volunteer Appreciation Month, Bristol Early Childhood Alliance (BECA) hosted a breakfast for their Appetite for Reading program volunteers.

Over 10 years ago, BECA identified several “high need” neighborhoods in the Bristol community where children could not easily access books. To make access to books, easier for families with young children, BECA provided free “gently used” books for children throughout Bristol.

These locations, known as “Appetite for Reading” sites popped up in Bristol dentist offices, restaurants, and lending shelves, such as the Little Free Library located on 51 High Street, Bristol. Appetite for Reading volunteers help to sort, label, and distribute donated books.

For more information on BECA and ways to get involved, contact Donna Koser, Early Childhood Coordinator, at dkoser@uwwestcentralct.org.

Mark Your Calendars!

Save the Dates for United Way of West Central CT Events

Our 2023 calendar of events is ready to go.

Save the dates, invite your friends, and get ready to LIVE UNITED with United Way of West Central Connecticut.

For additional information and ways to get involved as a volunteer, sponsor, or attendee, please contact Sarah Mitchell, Resource Development Coordinator, at smitchell@uwwestcentralct.org or 860-582-5995 x407.



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