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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
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
News 12 Connecticut: UCONN offers new scholarship
10/7/2019  -  Stamford Cradle to Career President Bridget Fox speaks to News 12 Connecticut about what UCONN's new scholarship program means for students from families earning less than $50,000.  
DanburyWORKS Receives $22,000 Grant from Fairfield County’s Community Foundation
Funds Will Support the Collaborative’s Efforts in the Areas of Jobs, Education, and Training 10/2/2019 — A city-wide collaborative focused on helping lower-income residents build better lives has been awarded a $22,000 grant from Fairfield County’s… more
This Hunger Action Month, United Way celebrates our partnerships and volunteers who have created lasting change in our communities
Hunger is a problem that impacts families and children all around the world. No one should have to go hungry, and Hunger Action Month reminds us that there are families right here in our neighborhoods who need a hand up.    According to a… more
Support United Way with a resuable Stop & Shop Give Back bag
Still adjusting to the new Connecticut law that eliminated plastic grocery bags? Why not stock up on reusable bags and give back to the community at the same time? During the month of October, United Way of Western Connecticut will receive $1 for… more
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    Forty percent of families in Connecticut fall under the ALICE® (Asset-Limited, Income-Constrained, Employed) threshold and struggle to pay for basic necessities such as housing, childcare, food, and transportation. When summer winds down and… more
Bank of America Charitable Foundation Awards $15,000 Grant to United Way of Western Connecticut to Address Food Insecurity
Funds Will Support Food Security Efforts in Stamford 08/05/2019 — The Bank of America Charitable Foundation has awarded United Way of Western Connecticut a $15,000 grant to help alleviate food insecurity in Stamford. The beneficiaries of the… more
Child care costs are high in Connecticut
Kimberly Morgan, CEO, United Way of Western Connecticut When a parent loses income, child care subsidies are not always readily available. Recently I heard about the crisis that Martha, a parent whose 3-year-old daughter attends one of United Way… more