United Way of Milford would like to extend a special thank you to RICOH

United Way of Milford would like to extend a special thank you to RICOH for their generous donation of $5,425.00
from their Annual Golf Tournament


Pictured are Gary Johnson and Sherri Price, Vice President of Sales Southern New England-RICOH

RICOH holds their annual tournament at Yale which was held recently on October 17th

A heartfelt thank you for always being an outstanding supporter of United Way of Milford

The United Way of Milford

The United Way of Milford would like to share a life changing story to shed light on how your donation makes a difference


This story is just one example of how your generous donations help United Way of Milford’s partnering agencies
Meet Lilly – Today we would like to introduce you to Lilly. She is an eight-year-old member of the Boys & Girls Club of Milford and has been a part of the program for over 3 years. Lilly is an only child and lives with her loving mother Maeve. Lilly’s mom works hard to make ends meet and provide for her daughter. Even while working overtime it is still a struggle, which makes the scholarships the Club offers so important. In her own words Maeve would like to share her journey and experience with the Boys & Girls Club which is a partner agency of United Way of Milford and receives funding for many of their programs.

My daughter Lilly used to attend the after school program offered at her school. It was a struggle for me because I felt like I was spending more money for her time there than I was earning during those hours at work. We were so grateful to learn of the after school and summer camp programs the Boys & Girls Club of Milford offers, ages six and up. The program offers activities to promote learning and build confidence. It gives its members a voice, an outlet to be creative, a place to ask for help, which is always given genuinely and without judgement. Its members receive recognition for participating in programs and activities, for their hard work, achievements and even improvements. This kind of positive reinforcement goes such a long way with these kids. It’s a second home and the staff is like a second family to all. We would be lost without this program and the scholarships it offers to help families in need, like us. All, any parent wants is a successful and bright future for their child. I am thankful every day, knowing we have such amazing support and love on our journey.

Maeve Olmstead

14th Annual Indoor Golf Classic


Save the Date!

We’re Hosting Our 14th
Annual Indoor Golf Classic!

Start Your golf season off right with a fun evening
featurning a cocktail reception, buffet dinner, open bar,
raffle prizes,both live & silent auction, putting
contests, and so much more!

Friday, February 24th
6:00 – 10:30pm






“I left Syria a couple of months before the Syrian revolution started. I went to Saudi Arabia with my husband. He is a dentist there. He did not want to come to America because he would have to give up his profession here and start all over. I did not want to stay in Saudi Arabia because I would not be able to work or drive there; women have few rights. I wanted a better life for my children and myself. My husband told the children, “If your mother wants to go to America she can.”

“I came here one year ago with my two young children; my baby was born here. Milford is now our home. I love America, and the people in Milford are very nice. I am working hard at learning English so that I can get a job. I would one day like to be able to work in the journalism field. I want to help people change their minds about Syria. I want to be an inspiration for my children. I want to say thank you.

Don’t hesitate.
Make your gift online today!



  • * Last year we tutored over 100 adult students.
  • * 85% are women.
  • * We touched the lives of 1200 children with book donations.
  • * More than 100 volunteers make this happen!
  • * Our volunteers donate over 5,000 hours to the mission of literacy!

Please consider supporting literacy as we close out 2016. Consider a donation today or visit www.lvsct.org to make your donation online.

Thank you.

Most Sincerely,


Tami Jackson, Executive Director

Martin O’Neill, Board President

A Gift from you Gives…

  • $25 Book for a Student
  • $50 Books for Babies and Birthday Programs
  • $100 Supports Tutoring Program
  • $250 Supports the Computer Class
  • $500 Buys the Challenger Book Series for 5 students
Board of Directors
  • Martin O’Neill (President)
  • Tim Cashman (Vice President)
  • Jack Gleason (Treasurer)
  • Monica Foran (Secretary)
  • Heather Carolan
  • Robyn Drucker
  • Tracy Edwards
  • David Howe
  • Pat Raffauf
  • Paula Smith
  • Tami Jackson – Executive Director

Run or walk, for a good “Claus” at
Literacy Volunteer’s
Parson’s Gymnasium
Sunday, December 4, 2016.

Join hundreds of Santa’s & Elves as we hit the streets in downtown Milford!

  • * Get your family and friends and join us for the first Winter Sprinter.
  • * Enjoy holiday music, candy, and cookies.
  • * The timed 3-mile challenge will begin and end at the Parsons in a grand finale filled with awards.
  • * There will also be a 1-mile challenge for people to participate in.
  • * The first 150 to register online will receive a goodie bag!
  • * Snacks and fluid will be provided after you finish.

Sign up today!
Milford English Classes-
Monday, 6:30 pm- Conversation Class
Tuesday, 10:00 am- Advanced Class
6:30 pm- Intermediate Class, child care
Meadowside School (Sept-June)
Wednesday, 9:00 am- Grammar class
11:00 am Drivers Education Class
12:30 pm- Intermediate Class

Stratford English Classes-
Tuesday, 1:30 pm – Conversation Class- Stratford Library

More information on one on one tutoring.

Computer Classes
November 16-30 – 6:00 – 8:00 Milford

Click. for more info or call to sign up, 203-878-4800


“Thanks for Giving” Book Drive-

We are accepting gently used children’s books. Please drop your books to 16 Dixon St on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, 9-3. Do not leave outside. (no yellowed, torn, written in books)

Below, Noah collected books and made this donation last summer. Way to go!!!



Ways to Support
Literacy Volunteers of Southern Connecticut.

* Copy Paper
* Tissues
* Stamps
* Water Bottles
* Tape
* Birthday wrapping paper, generic
* Gently used children’s books

* Volunteers to work at our Satellite offices at Milford Library and Stratford Library.
* Volunteer driver to drop off books.
* Help with a fundraiser.
* Become a Tutor.
* Coordinate a book drive.