New Haven children and families are struggling with food insecurity. Good health, including proper nutrition throughout childhood, is foundational to a child’s ability to read and learn. Studies show that healthy children are better prepared to learn in school and succeed in life. Suggested Donation: $200
Assumptions are rampant about the dining habits of low-income Americans, including that they are frequent consumers of fast food and that they do not eat together often as a family nor prioritize healthy eating. Through It's Dinnertime: A Report on Low-Income Families' Efforts to Plan, Shop for, and Cook Healthy Meals, we learn that low-income families are cooking dinner at home, mostly from scratch, but are not eating as healthfully as they'd like.
Your gift to Neighbor-to-Neighbor translates into life-changing help: children going to bed not feeling hungry, families able to stay in their homes instead of going to a shelter, and individuals able to keep their heat and lights on through the winter. Suggested Donation: $25
The age-old question: Give money to help the homeless or poor person, or pass on by? Why not give them a gift card to help them get something to eat or buy food for their pet? This has worked for me and it's a great way to help without wondering if they're spending your money on something else.
Children embark on the "Born Learning Trail," a set of activities in Branford's Foote Memorial Park meant to spark conversation, creativity and imagination among children and families. The trail was built by Comcast employees through a partnership with United Way of Greater New Haven, and was officially opened May 30, 2012.
The choices you make everyday affect the course of your life. But how do you know which choice is right for you? Which road will take you where you want to go? And what if you make a wrong turn along the way? Take the Career Gal Road Trip and see how these successful businesswomen charted their course!