Meet Our 2019 Campaign Chair!
Hello and happy Friday, friends of Northwest United Way!

For those who I have not yet had the privilege of meeting, please allow me to introduce myself. I’m John Seagrave, a local Financial Advisor with Barron Financial Group, and Chair of this year’s United Way of Northwest CT Annual Campaign. 

As most of you know, the United Way’s Annual Campaign is our largest and most involved fundraising effort to support several vital programs across the Northwest corner. The campaign itself runs September to November, but the efforts to meet our goals, build on success, and develop new relationships within the community is a year-round undertaking. I’d like to thank all the volunteers, staff, and my Vice-Chair, Anita Rosa (Northwest CT Chamber of Commerce), for their efforts so far in preparing for the fall.

But this is just the beginning! September marks the start of our Annual Campaign and we couldn’t be more excited to start reminding people just how valuable the United Way is in the community. From supporting over 20 local community partners and their programs, to scheduling community service volunteers, to connecting families with needed educational and financial resources, the United Way is dedicated to improving the lives of those in and around the Northwest corner.

So what am I doing writing a letter to our supporters in July? Passing on a message.

Get Excited, Get Ready, and Get Involved!
This year we’re looking to add more to our campaign, reach new heights, welcome new volunteers, and educate more people than ever before about how important supporting the United Way is to our community. So keep an eye out for future messages, updates to our event calendar, and calls to action from the staff and team behind this year’s Annual Campaign!

Speaking of calls to action…. calling all Amazon shoppers!  Monday & Tuesday (July 15 & 16) are Amazon Prime Days and you have an opportunity to give back to the Northwest United Way just by doing your regular shopping! Here’s what you do:
1)       Grab your shopping list for Prime Day
2)       Instead of shopping on, visit and login using your regular Amazon login
3)       Search for “The United Way of Northwest Connecticut” as your donation destination
4)       Shop like you always do! Using this site, Amazon donates a small percentage of eligible sales back to your designated charitable organization.

Just like during campaign time, every little bit helps. Please keep the United Way in your thoughts as we approach September and, once again, thank you for your past support!

My best,

John Seagrave