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Posted: Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Walking School Bus to Become Regular Activity at Park Avenue School

DANBURY, Conn. (September 28, 2016) — Building on the success of a “Walking School Bus” event that was held last spring on May 4, a coalition of community partners is planning a second event on Wednesday, October 5, 2016. Children who attend Park Avenue Elementary School,...

Posted: Tuesday, September 13, 2016

$74,000 will support ALICE families in the region

DANBURY, Conn. (September 13, 2016) — United Way of Western Connecticut (UWWC) announced today the creation of its Financial Opportunity Center and the partner agencies that will work together to provide financial literacy services to the local community. Grants totaling...

Posted: Friday, September 9, 2016

Outreach focuses on education and health issues

DANBURY, Conn. (September 9, 2016) — United Way of Western Connecticut (UWWC) wants to hear from individuals and families living paycheck-to-paycheck, a population referred to as ALICE® (Asset Limited, I...

Posted: Thursday, July 28, 2016

S.A.V.E. Program to Expand This Year

DANBURY, Conn. (July 28, 2016) — United Way of Western Connecticut (UWWC) is proud to announce that S.A.V.E. volunteers have completed 5,580 hours in the last year. This service to the community is valued at $154,970. S.A.V.E. stands for Seniors Add Valuable Experience, and the program has been active in...

Posted: Monday, July 18, 2016

Kim Morgan appointed to prestigious group of national leaders

DANBURY, Conn. (July 18, 2016) — United Way of Western Connecticut (UWWC) is proud to announce that Kim Morgan, CEO of UWWC, has been named a board member of the National ALICE Advisory Council. The National ALICE Advisory Council is a body of corporate and...

Posted: Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Gift of play to benefit families in the KT Murphy neighborhood in Stamford

STAMFORD, Conn. (June 8, 2016) — United Way of Western Connecticut (UWWC) announced today a grant award of $20,000 to Abilis, a nonprofit agency that runs family centered programs for infants and toddlers as part of its Birth to Three program. The grant will be used to bring “Play to Learn” playgroups to families who...

Posted: Friday, June 17, 2016

Youth honored for volunteering with YVC of Western Connecticut

DANBURY, Conn. (June 17, 2016) — 23 local youth were honored for their service with YVC of Western Connecticut, a program of United Way of Western CT. These youth earned The President’s Volunteer Service Award for serving 50 or more hours at local nonprofits and community agencies in the greater...

Posted: Thursday, June 16, 2016

Summer Skills Program will prepare children for school success

DANBURY, Conn. (June 16, 2016) — United Way of Western Connecticut (UWWC) has received a significant grant to help prepare incoming kindergarteners at Park Avenue School in Danbury for a successful first year of school. The Grossman Family Foundation has awarded UWWC funds to support Kindergarten Summer Skills for at least 25...

Posted: Friday, June 3, 2016

AITE High School senior Alexandra Bergman is the recipient of this year’s scholarship

STAMFORD, Conn. (June 3, 2016) –United Way of Western Connecticut hosted its 22nd annual Heart of Gold Award Dinner on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at the Stamford Marriott. More than 250 people attended to recognize this year’s honoree, Tracie Wilson, Senior Vice President...

Posted: Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Nearly 470 volunteers from 23 companies will complete nearly 40 projects for local nonprofit agencies throughout greater Danbury and greater New Milford

DANBURY, Conn. (May 31, 2016) — United Way of Western Connecticut (UWWC) is thrilled to announce that nearly 470 volunteers from 23 local businesses and corporations will demonstrate their commitment to...

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