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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...

Posted: Friday, May 27, 2016

Members Join Local Board of United Way of Western Connecticut

STAMFORD, Conn. (May 24, 2016) — The Stamford Community Council of United Way of Western Connecticut voted in mid-May to add three new members to its Council. Delphine Fairley, a Community Relations Manager in the Corporate Affairs Department of Nestlé Waters North America, Heath Durlester,...

Posted: Thursday, May 12, 2016

Training for individuals interested in serving on a nonprofit board

DANBURY, Conn. (May 12, 2016) — United Way of Western Connecticut will host its BoardServe Western CT board candidate training this June. The training is designed to boost the capacity of local nonprofit agencies by providing training for potential board members and for nonprofits in need of additional board members. The...

Posted: Monday, May 9, 2016

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

STAMFORD, Conn. (May 9, 2016) — United Way of Western Connecticut will host its annual Heart of Gold Award Dinner on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at the Stamford Marriott from 6 – 9 p.m. United Way will honor Tracie Wilson, Senior Vice President, Programming & Development at NBCUniversal Domestic Television...

Posted: Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Stamford volunteers read to elementary school students during 15th annual Business to Books Read-a-thon

STAMFORD, Conn. (May 3, 2016) — United Way of Western Connecticut and the Stamford Early Childhood Collaborative are proud to bring their annual Business to Books Read-a-thon to all 12 Stamford elementary schools this year. Through our Workplace...

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 Telly in the...

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