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Check out a video with our volunteers sharing their summer experiences!












United Way launched new opportunities for caring volunteers to support children’s success.

Employees from companies like Conning and UPS were among the first locally to get involved by volunteering as United Way Readers and at United Way Day of Action.  In June of 2013, Barnes Aerospace participated in the United Way Family Book Festival, distributing books to help prevent summer learning loss in children. Pratt & Whitney and Jefferson Radiology employees volunteered at a back-to-school block party in August with fun, family-friendly activities that built early learning skills.

In September, United Technologies Corporation volunteers hosted family festivals reinforcing the importance of attendance and helping children get excited to go back to school. Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection & Insurance Company volunteers spruced up play areas and gardens at Alfred E. Burr Community School in Hartford, a site for United Way Readers and host of other support services for children and families. Mobilizing around our community’s education goals is one way people are coming together to create opportunities for a better future. Companies’ increased volunteer efforts focused on the issues that matter most to their employees and our community.

Locally, last fall, nearly 2,000 volunteers from 50 workplaces participated in service projects for United Way Year of Caring. All of these opportunities connect workplaces to the volunteer power of their employees in an effort to improve lives while creating life-long memories. Thanks to all the workplaces and volunteers who participated in 2013!

Click here to learn about the success of the 2014 United Way Day of Action on Saturday, June 21. 




Volunteers interacted with children and families at a fun, educational back-to-school event in Hartford, Making Early Learning Come Alive! Block Party, held in August 2013.




More than 160 employees volunteered at the Back-to-School Festivals sponsored by United Technologies Corporation held at Alfred E. Burr Community School, Burns Latino Studies Academy and Dwight-Bellizzi Asian Studies Academy in Hartford on September 12, 2013. The events were a fun and engaging way to welcome students and parents back to school while emphasizing the importance of regular school attendance and literacy.