United Way breakfast to kick off annual campaign

United Way (Web)United Way of Southington is planning its annual kick-off breakfast on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at the Manor Inn starting at 7:30 a.m. Business and community leaders are invited to attend and enjoy a complimentary breakfast.

“This event officially kicks off our annual drive for financial support for the 2016-17 year that is used to assist more than a dozen agencies that help Southington people,” United Way executive director Jack Eisenmann said in a press release.

The agency is seeking financial support from corporate and private businesses as well as individuals. United Way sponsors several community events throughout the year and has a board of 20 volunteer directors.

The agency’s annual budget depends on contributions from the public.

“Our assistance to the agencies that support Southington citizens relies on these donations,” Eisenmann said in the release.

Funds support (A.L.I.C.E.), Assert, Limited, Income, Constrained, Employed Southington individuals and families.  Approximately 25 percent of the local population is financially challenged to meet basic needs of food, clothing, shelter, transportation and child care.

For more information about United Way and the kick-off breakfast, visit www.unitedwayofsouthington.org or call (860) 628-4565.

United Way of Southington is located at Factory Square, Center Street.

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