Comcast volunteer Kendriana Gonzalez

The United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut – in partnership with Comcast Communications – delivered on a promise to help keep kids warm this winter. After launching a call to action in November, United Way received over 3,000 hats, mittens, and scarves. “This is just one way United Way supports Hartford’s students and families,” shared Susan Dunn, President and CEO of United Way. “Having warm mittens and a hat can make the difference in whether a child attends school on a cold winter day.”

Good attendance is essential to success in the classroom, and United Way’s commitment is deeply felt by companies like Comcast. The delivery to Asian Studies Academy included 265 accessories hand knit by Comcast employees. “At Comcast, our employees ‘Live United’ all year long,” said Karen Perham-Lippman, Comcast Manager of Community Relations, who serves on United Way’s New Britain and Berlin Advisory Committee. “This is the 8th year our employees have participated in a knitting and crocheting initiative during the holiday season thanks to Vicki Galo, a Comcast employee and expert knitter who has spearheaded this project since its beginning.”
“I’ve been proud to lead this initiative over the last eight years and am humbled by our employee generosity,” said Galo. “We’re in it together to help wrap our local community in warmth and love this holiday season.”
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