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Serving the communities of Bristol, Burlington, Plainville,

and Plymouth/Terryville.

United Starts With You!

Say Farewell to Summer

at the Sizzling Summer Bash

Join United Way of West Central ConnecticutStephen AutoMall Centre, and Worldwide Wine & Spirits for the first annual Sizzling Summer Bash on Sunday, August 27 from 1-5 pm at Stephen AutoMall Centre! (1097 Farmington Ave, Bristol)

Stephen AutoMall Centre will be transformed from a car lot to a 21+ end-of-summer beverage-tasting bash with food provided by Munch Eatery of Ansonia.

SPECIAL GUEST, Bristol native and NCAA National Champion, Donovan Clingan will be autographing basketballs.

All guests will receive:

  • Commemorative tasting glass
  • Food by Munch Eatery
  • Beverage samples from Worldwide Wine & Spirits vendors
  • Music throughout the event
Get Your Tickets Today! CLICK HERE!

Tickets Now Available for the 21st Annual Community Builders' Reception

We are coming together to celebrate those who bring out the best in our communities of Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, and Plymouth. Join us Tuesday, October 17 at 6 pm at The DoubleTree by Hilton in Bristol for United Way of West Central Connecticut's 21st Annual Community Builders' Reception.

This year’s theme, "United for Impact: Imagine What We Can Do Together" will showcase community award winners who strive to support all those living and working in our four towns - Bristol, Burlington, Plainville & Plymouth/Terryville.

We encourage you to come together and join us for what promises to be a fun and inspirational evening.

The evening includes a wonderful dinner, raffles, and most importantly, honoring those in our community.

This year's award winners are:

  • Game Changer Award - City of Bristol ARPA Taskforce
  • Circle of Excellence Award - Watermark, Inc.
  • Community Impact Award - Kim Ward Holley
  • United Starts with Youth Award -Plainville Girl Scout Troop 66045
Join Us and Be United For Impact - Tickets On Sale Now -

For more information on tickets or reserving a table of 10, contact Sarah Mitchell, smitchell@uwwestcentralct.org

Sponsorship & Program Book Opportunities Available

Community Builders Reception Sponsorships
Community Builders Reception Program Book

For more information on Community Builders' Reception Sponsorship or Program Book opportunities, contact Sarah Mitchell, smitchell@uwwestcentralct.org

Experience of a Lifetime

for Walsh Summer Work Experience Students

Recently Walsh Summer Work Experience Program students toured Oxford Airport and learned about the many careers in aviation. They were introduced to careers in aviation maintenance, Civil Air Patrol, detailing/cleaning, aircraft rescue and fire fighting, and fixed base operators.

At the conclusion of the trip, Pushpita Hossain, Gabriela Hernandez Santos, and Kaylynne Yorkhill presented an art piece that showcased the future plans of each student to one of the program funders.

The Walsh Summer Work Experience Program is an 8-week program that prepares youth to enter the workplace, gain work readiness skills, and self-confidence. This year twenty-five students from Bristol Central, Bristol Eastern, and E.C. Goodwin High Schools were selected to participate. The program is run through the United Way of West Central Connecticut.

The Walsh Summer Work Experience Program (WSWEP) is funded by the Tim and Mary Walsh Charitable Fund at the Main Street Community Foundation, Farmington Bank Community Foundation, the City of Bristol Community Development Block Grant, and the Wally Barnes Fund for Community Leadership Initiatives at the Main Street Community Foundation.



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