The United Way of Southington is a community-based organization working together to better the lives of all our neighbors. Our mission is to facilitate a community-wide collaboration so that funds can be raised and assistance provided to organizations involved in human service programs in Southington, Milldale, Marion & Plantsville. All money raised assists Southington residents only.
Benefits of Unity
The United Way of Southington’s goal is to effect long-lasting community change by addressing the underlying causes of the most significant local issues. At United Way of Southington we endeavor to help children achieve their potential, promote financial stability of local families, and improve health, healthcare and welfare for all. To accomplish these goals we bring together people from all across the community spectrum—government, business, faith groups, nonprofits, labor and ordinary citizens–to tackle these issues head-on and effect change wherever possible. By uniting these collective resources, the United Way of Southington can exponentially increase the benefits of our individual contributions and further support Southington people.
Today the world, our economy and employment are very different than just a decade ago. With these changes a new and growing population has emerged across the nation, and right here in Southington. We call this population ALICE: Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. These are our friends, co-workers and neighbors who work, yet often struggle to pay for basic necessities, including housing, food, childcare, health care, and transportation. Often living paycheck-to-paycheck, ALICE often doesn’t qualify for governmental aid or social service programs, so they are virtually invisible to the system. The United Way of Southington unites together to support ALICE. Learn more about the ALICE research here.
Who We Fund
Each year, the United Way of Southington provides funding for programs and organizations that strive to fulfill our mission of Southington People Helping Southington People. These organizations represent the best of the best in terms of their goals, who they help, and the ways in which they provide support. It is a broad range of organizations covering everything from aging and child guidance to legal services and literacy—and many others in between. We utilize a strict reporting process to monitor progress of the charities we support and ensure that your funds benefit the needs of Southington citizens only. Please click here for a list of United Way of Southington current year funding recipients.
Anyone can champion the cause. Whether you are speaking out to improve education, income and health, reaching out to members of Congress to take action, or wearing the LIVE UNITED shirt to show your support, you can help inspire hope and create opportunities for a better tomorrow. Be out there! Be visible! Be loud! And be proud to call yourself a United Way advocate.