Helping Through The Volunteer Center
The Volunteer Center of the United Way of Meriden and Wallingford has been the liaison for our agencies in matching the needy families in the community with corporate groups who wish to “adopt” these families for the holidays.
Agencies screen the families to determine eligibility so that you know your generosity is going to the most needy families in the community -- families that would “go without” for the holidays.
Frequently requested items are toys, food, clothing and sometimes household items. Families can be small or large and, on occasion, senior citizens.
If this program sounds right for your employees, just do the following:
- Choose a contact person.
- Determine how many of your employees will be participating.
- Collect the funds.
- Decide who will do the shopping.
- Contact The Volunteer Center of the United Way of Meriden and Wallingford at 203-235-4403, ext. 12.
Once your contact person answers some general questions, a match is made! From this point on, your contact person deals directly with the agency.
Please understand that some families wish to remain anonymous.
That’s all there is to it! It’s easy, fun and so worthwhile.
Comments that we have received on this program have been:
“We began to feel as though we knew the family.”
“We want to get our families involved, can we do more?”
“It was great of our company to sign us up for this!”