UNITED WAY OF BRISTOL AT WORK IN OUR COMMUNITY
As part of its work to help the residents of our community enhance their lives, United Way of Bristol undertakes a number of strategic initiatives and community partnerships that pull together resources to bring about improvements in Bristol.
Santa Pal… Provides financial oversight for this program that helps local families provide Christmas gifts for their children ages 5-12.
Help Your Neighbor… A program sponsored by BTES and the City of Bristol to help customers who are less fortunate pay their (winter) electric bills or water bills. These organizations collect donations from their customers to fund the program. The Salvation Army certifies the eligibility of the recipient, and the United Way of Bristol disburses the funds. Every dollar donated goes directly toward helping residential electric and water customers.
Family Wize Prescription Drug Discount Card… In partnership with FamilyWize, United Way of Bristol seeks to assist the uninsured and underinsured by providing prescription drug discount cards to families and individuals who have no prescription insurance or whose insurance does not cover certain medications.
Week of Caring… Works with local businesses in our community to select a wish list project from our partner agencies to complete during the “week” (usually the second week of June). The company provides the manpower and/or resources to accomplish these projects that would otherwise go undone. An average of 20-22 projects that are accomplished each year.