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 every reusable bag you purchase for $2.50 at the Stop & Shop located at 72 Newtown Road in Danbury, CT
Your $1 will not only help the environment, it will make a difference for the hard-working, struggling families in our region we call ALICE® (...
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 the new school year is about to begin, these hard-working parents may simply not have the money to purchase the supplies their children need for a successful start to their school year.
This year, because of our generous donors, a total of 820 children received bookbags brimming with school supplies throughout the Danbury, Greater New...
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’s funded licensed centers, was facing. A single mother, she works as a housekeeper, and found she had a large ovarian tumor; surgery was going put her out of work for weeks. Martha was uninsured and would have no income. On top of that, she faced the dilemma of where her daughter, Nicole, would go while she was recuperating. Child...
$30,000 will be used to support general operation of the initiative
STAMFORD, Conn. (July 30, 2019) — Stamford Cradle to Career has announced that it is the recipient of a $30,000 grant from Fairfield County’s Community Foundation. The grant will support the infrastructure and general operating costs of this city-wide initiative, whose mission is to ensure equity and excellence in education for every child in Stamford.
“We are so thankful for this grant. The support from FCCF will go a long way toward helping us to achieve our goals for the coming year,” said...
Corporate Volunteers Engaged Danbury Public School Students in Fun Science Activities;
Nonprofits and Parks in Danbury and New Milford Benefited from Beautifying, Landscaping Projects
DANBURY, Conn. (June 10, 2019) — Future scientists and engineers were inspired on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, as corporate volunteers from 10 companies and organizations engaged more than 440 Danbury Public School students in interactive, science-based activities on the lawn of the Danbury War Memorial as part of United Way’s 2019 Day of Action.
Additionally, across Greater Danbury...
Corporate Volunteers Will Participate in New STEM Street Fair and Projects at Nonprofits
DANBURY, Conn. (May 29, 2019) — United Way of Western Connecticut will mobilize more than 180 corporate volunteers representing 17 companies on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. For the first time, this year’s event will include a Street Fair that offers Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) projects for students. As in past years, volunteers will also participate in projects benefiting area nonprofits and municipal parks.The press is invited to attend the kick-off and STEM Street...
Event Celebrated the Company’s Corporate Citizenship and Recognized Two Local Scholars
STAMFORD, Conn. (May 9, 2019) — More than 200 people gathered at The Loading Dock in Stamford on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 to recognize Marc Lautenbach of Pitney Bowes as the recipient of United Way of Western Connecticut’s Heart of Gold Award. Mr. Lautenbach, who is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Pitney Bowes, was the 25th award winner.
Eric Landskroner of News 12 New Jersey served as emcee for the event. Dinner Hosts for the event included Pitney Bowes Inc., Solus,...
New President and Vice President Have Extensive Roots in the Stamford CommunitySTAMFORD, Conn. (May 7, 2019) — Stamford Cradle to Career (SC2C) has announced that new leaders are taking the helm. Stamford Cradle to Career is a city-wide partnership whose mission is to collectively align community resources to ensure equity and excellence in education, career, and life. United Way of Western Connecticut serves as the backbone organization for SC2C and in this capacity acts as both a major investor and the employer for the initiative’s staff. Bridget...
Innovative Initative Focuses on Improving Equity and Quality of Life in Danbury
Danbury, Conn. (May 6, 2019) — On Monday, May 20, 2019, Danbury community leaders will convene at City Hall to officially launch DanburyWORKS.
WHAT: DanburyWORKS Launch Event
WHEN: Monday, May 20, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
WHERE: Danbury City Hall, 155 Deer Hill Avenue, Danbury, CT 06810
ON-SITE CONTACT: Sandra Ferreira, Director, DanburyWORKS, 203-297-6283
• Mayor Mark Boughton
• Kimberly Morgan, CEO of United Way of Western...