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Posted: Monday, February 1, 2016

Honoring heroes in our community who distinguish themselves through philanthropy and volunteerism

DANBURY, Conn. (February 1, 2016) — On February 27, 2016, United Way of Western Connecticut (UWWC) will host its third annual Hometown Heroes Benefit Dinner at The Amber Room Colonnade in Danbury. UWWC is honoring local businesses and community members from Northern Fairfield and Southern...

Posted: Thursday, January 28, 2016

New Survey Finds Most Americans Unaware of Free Tax Filing Help & Tax Credits

DANBURY, Conn. (January 28, 2016) — United Way of Western Connecticut (UWWC) encourages local residents earning $62,000 or less to keep more of their hard-earned money this tax season by using a free, online tax preparation service and accessing valuable tax credits. A new national survey finds 72 percent of...

Posted: Friday, January 22, 2016

Praxair employees assembled literacy kits to benefit first graders at Park Ave. School

DANBURY, Conn. (January 22, 2016) —  The Volunteer Center of United Way of Western Connecticut is proud to announce that it partnered with Praxair, Inc. to orchestrate an in-house volunteer activity to acknowledge and celebrate the meaning of service on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on January 18, 2016....

Posted: Friday, January 22, 2016

United Way Financial Resource Center Receives $27,500

Danbury, Conn. (January 20, 2016) — United Way of Western Connecticut (UWWC) has received $27,500 in grant funding from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation, State Farm and Wells Fargo to empower individuals and families toward financial capability and stability. The grant funding will support United Way’s Financial Resource Center...

Posted: Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Stamford residents to be honored for service to the community

STAMFORD, Conn. (January 4, 2016) — On Friday, January 8, 2016, over 30 Stamford residents will be recognized for their volunteer contributions to the Stamford community. The event will take place at the Harry Bennett Branch of the Ferguson Library (115 Vine Road) and will begin at 8:30 a.m. The press is invited to attend.

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Posted: Wednesday, December 23, 2015

$5,000 scholarship available for students who dedicated time throughout high school to volunteerism

STAMFORD, Conn. (December 23, 2015) — The Volunteer Center of United Way of Western Connecticut is seeking applications from seniors attending a Stamford high school (public or private) for its annual Roberta K. Eichler Heart of Gold Scholarship. The scholarship awards $5,000 to support the continuing education of an outstanding...

Posted: Wednesday, December 16, 2015

DANBURY, Conn. (December 16, 2015) — United Way of Western Connecticut (UWWC) recently sponsored a local contest to promote Imagination Library. Imagination Library is a program founded by Dolly Parton in 1996 with a vision to foster a love of reading among preschool children and their families by providing them with the gift of a free, specially selected book each month to children under age 5.

Through our Reading Star contest, UWWC...

Posted: Monday, December 7, 2015

Imagination Library Program Fosters Kindergarten Readiness

DANBURY, Conn. (December 7, 2015) — United Way of Western Connecticut (UWWC) is proud to announce that Pitney Bowes, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Procter and Gamble (Duracell), and Ronald McDonald House Charities New York Tri-State Area have awarded $41,600 in combined grants to support the Imagination Library program in our region. UWWC partners with Dolly Parton’s...

Posted: Thursday, December 3, 2015

DANBURY, Conn. (December 3, 2015) — The Walmart Foundation State Giving Team has awarded a $25,000 grant to the Danbury Food Collaborative (DFC) for a second time in consecutive years. Spearheaded and led by United Way of Western Connecticut (UWWC), Danbury’s food pantries, soup kitchens, and nonprofits formed the DFC in 2013, working together with a common mission to improve access to food, quality of food and sustainability of food for...

Posted: Monday, November 23, 2015

Morgan Greening Named YVC AmeriCorps Member of the Year and Five Local Youth Honored for Volunteering

DANBURY, Conn. (November 23, 2015) — Morgan Greening, AmeriCorps member with Youth Volunteer Corps of Western Connecticut, was named AmeriCorps Member of the Year across the Youth Volunteer  Corps (YVC) network. YVC, an organization focused on creating meaningful service...

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