Norwich Public Utilities (NPU) has completed another successful employee fundraising campaign event and will provide $32,110 to the United Way of Southeastern Connecticut in 2021.
This amount includes individual employee contributions, through one-time gifts or regular payroll deductions throughout the year, and a corporate benefactor contribution from NPU. 62% of NPU employees participated in the 2021 campaign with nearly 30 increasing their contributions from 2020.
“Year after year, the men and women of NPU demonstrate their commitment to the community that we serve through their volunteer efforts and financial support,” said Chris LaRose, General Manager of NPU. “The United Way has always been a great partner for us and we look forward to working with them in the years to come.”
Over the past five years, NPU and its employees have contributed more than $175,000 to the United Way of Southeast Connecticut.
NPU hopes to add to their overall 2021 contribution to the United Way through smaller individual fundraising activities held in the workplace (breakfasts, lunches, holiday events) once more employees return to their normal work locations as conditions improve in the region.
Organizations that have been designated for support by NPU employees include United Community & Family Services (UCFS), the ARC of New London County, the Martin House, and Madonna Place.
NPU is also a site coordinator for the United Way’s monthly Gemma Moran Mobile Food Pantry, partnering with UCFS and the Norwich Public School System.