|By investing in United Way of Meriden and Wallingford, you help people rise up and succeed; making it better for all;
We create a community where families aren't choosing between a healthy meal or gas in the car to get to work;
Where parents aren't forsaking quality child care because it costs more than rent; And where family members caring for a loved one and saving our health system millions of dollars get the resources they need to sustain them in their vital role. Together, we can make it better!
Here are the results from our Campaign in Meriden and Wallingford . . .
- Supporting VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) where IRS-certified volunteers offer free tax help to working individuals
1,261 individuals and families utilized VITA with combined refunds totaling $1,741,896 which is a 1.86 percent increase
- Expanding opportunities for non-emergency medical transport for our older adults
The program anticipated 10 rides per month, but reported over 30 rides per month
- Providing programs for people in crisis as well as effective programs to prevent that crisis in the first place
Project REACH is the only youth shelter for Meriden and Wallingford youth – 329 youth served