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United Way of Western Connecticut is honored to connect people in need with those who have the means to help them.
"...all 40 cases of the Giving Fund were fully funded by contributions from people in Greater Danbury who care about their neighbors. That’s how I know that the values of Forrest Palmer live on. When so many neighbors do not hesitate to write a… more
Two Members of Gold-Level YVC of Western CT receive Ethic of Service Awards
Two Volunteers Receive Prestigious Ethic of Service Awards DANBURY, Conn. (January 7, 2020) —United Way of Western Connecticut is proud to announce that its Youth Volunteer Corps (YVC) affiliate has once again been named a Gold Level program. The… more
United Way Grant Cycle to Open January 7
Agencies May Apply for Funding Related to Childhood Success and Financial Stability DANBURY, Conn. (January 7, 2020) — United Way of Western Connecticut is pleased to announce that agencies interested in applying for funding during the 2020-2021… more
Age Well Ambassadors Program to Launch in Greater Danbury
United Way of Western Connecticut Receives Grants to Assist Older Adults from PCLB Foundation and the Tufts Health Plan Foundation DANBURY, Conn. (December 11, 2019) — A new program to improve food access for Danbury’s older people will be launched… more
Daily Bread Food Pantry unveiled their renovated space following a ribbon-cutting ceremony last Friday. (Contributed)
Not-So-Fun Fact: 40 percent of families in the Greater Danbury area live at or below the poverty level. That number climbs to 50 percent inside Hat City proper. Pushing back, hard, against those crushing stats has been the Danbury Food Collective,… more
2019's Stuff the Gazebo event will provide Thanksgiving Dinner for 250 New Milford families.
Another Successful Year at New Milford’s Stuff the Gazebo The Woman’s Club of Greater New Milford and the United Way of Western Connecticut conducted the annual Stuff the Gazebo event on Saturday, November 2, 2019. Approximately 25 volunteers… more
Corporate Volunteers Engaged Students from the Boys & Girls Club  After-School Program in Fun Science Activities
STAMFORD, Conn. (November 7, 2019) — Hoping to inspire a new generation of scientists and engineers, United Way of Western Connecticut conducted its first STEM Fair in Stamford on Wednesday, October 30, 2019.  More than 250 children in kindergarten… more
Danbury mayoral candidates spoke about their visions to help hard-working, struggling families in they city.
Hard-working, struggling households United Way calls ALICE® (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) took center stage during an editorial board meeting with The News-Times of Hearst CT Media. The next mayor will have to address the needs of… more
United Way of Western Connecticut to Build Digital Social Service Platform
10.22.2019 — The Board of Directors of United Way of Western Connecticut (United Way) is proud to announce a new direction for the organization born from their most recent strategic planning process. As part of its continuing evolution and… more
 Stuff the Gazebo in New Milford on Nov. 2
The Woman’s Club of Greater New Milford and the United Way of Western Connecticut will hold “Stuff the Gazebo" on Nov. 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the bandstand on the Village Green. Each year the two organizations provide a complete… more