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Posted: Wednesday, April 27, 2016

ALICE Acts of Kindness video was selected a winner in the 37th Annual Telly Awards

DANBURY, Conn. (April 27, 2016) — United Way of Western Connecticut (UWWC) produced a video in collaboration with Sniffen Pictures which was recently recognized as a Bronze winner in the 37th Annual Telly Awards for its piece titled, ALICE Acts of Kindness. United Way’s video won a Bronze...

Posted: Monday, April 11, 2016

STAMFORD, Conn. (April 8, 2016) — United Way of Western Connecticut (UWWC) and the Stamford Early Childhood Collaborative, together with the City of Stamford, the Stamford Public Schools, and The Ferguson Library are coming together for children during the Week of the Young Child™ (April 11-15, 2016).  As part of the national Week of the Young Child™ celebrated across the country, Stamford, Connecticut is honoring young children and all those...

Posted: Thursday, April 7, 2016

Community awareness event taking place on Wednesday, May 4, 2016

DANBURY, Conn. (April 6, 2016) — A coalition of community partners is planning a “Walking School Bus” event on Wednesday, May 4, 2016. Children who attend Park Avenue Elementary School, parents and volunteers will gather at 7:30 a.m. at City Hall to make the approximately one-mile walk to...

Posted: Thursday, March 17, 2016

Western Connecticut Named One of the Top YVC Programs in North America

DANBURY, Conn. (March 17, 2016) — Youth Volunteer Corps (YVC) of Western Connecticut was named a 2016 Gold Level YVC Affiliate, one of less than 15 YVC programs throughout the U.S. and Canada awarded this honor. The youth service program, hosted by United Way of Western Connecticut,...

Posted: Wednesday, March 16, 2016

United Way of Western Connecticut (UWWC) wants to ensure that all children are ready for kindergarten and has committed to an initiative that provides both a broad community perspective and a targeted focus on the KT Murphy Elementary School neighborhood in Stamford.  UWWC is partnering with foundations, local businesses, and community providers to offer programming in the areas of early literacy, parenting skills, early developmental...

Posted: Tuesday, March 15, 2016

DANBURY, Conn. (March 15, 2016) — United Way of Western Connecticut (UWWC) is proud to announce that Katy Francis, a longtime New Milford resident and community volunteer, will join our team as the new Community Impact Coordinator for the Southern Litchfield region.

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Posted: Monday, March 7, 2016

Programs that support the ALICE population are encouraged to apply

DANBURY, Conn. (March 7, 2016) —  In an effort to better serve the population called ALICE® (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed), United Way of Western Connecticut (UWWC) is expanding funding for financial literacy programs. To find the agencies best suited to provide those services, a request for Letters of Intent...

Posted: Thursday, March 3, 2016

In an effort to help struggling, hardworking households, and inspire others to do the same, United Way performs random acts of kindness in Danbury.

DANBURY, Conn. (March 3, 2016) — United Way of Western Connecticut (UWWC) spent the day Tuesday, February 9, paying for nearly $2,000 worth of groceries of random individuals and families at the PriceRite store on Main Street in Danbury, Conn....

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...

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