Registration for the 2022 Tommy Toy Fund distribution is open to families wishing to sign up. The Tommy Toy Fund, in partnership with United Way of Southeastern Connecticut, serves families in need in Eastern Connecticut. The program helps children in the New London and Windham County areas who would otherwise receive few or no holiday gifts without this assistance. There are two distribution locations where families can pick up toys can in New London and Norwich. Families must pre-register through one of the approved social service agencies. A list of sites can be found at: www.uwsect.org/tommytoy. The deadline to register is Friday, December 9. United Way is also looking to fill numerous volunteer shifts as well in Norwich and New London. Activities include assisting in the site set-up, decorating, registration, toy distribution, and clean up after the event between Monday, December 12 through Friday, December 16. Volunteers must be 18 years or older, be able to direct traffic and/or clients, lift 15 pounds, and stand for the entirety of the shift. More details, registration forms and sites, distribution locations, and links to sign up to volunteer can all be found at: www.uwsect.org/tommytoy. ABOUT UNITED WAY OF SOUTHEASTERN CONNECTICUT United Way of Southeastern Connecticut is a locally-based non-profit organization supporting a network of health and human services, programs, and initiatives in New London County that work together to help people in need and improve community conditions. Supported programs make an impact in four areas: Basic Needs; Community Wellness; Promoting Independence; and Thriving Children. United Way operates the Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Center which provides food to a network of free emergency food programs in New London County and a Mobile Pantry, at no cost to those in need. United Way supports 2-1-1 Connecticut for free information and referral 24/7 and Project Warm-up for one-time, emergency heating assistance. Visit United Way online at www.uwsect.org.