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Two United Way of Western Connecticut Employees Recognized as Fairfield County 40 under 40 Awardees
United Way of Western Connecticut is thrilled to announce that two members of our team, Ashley Gaudiano and Elizabeth Quiñonez, have been selected as honorees for Fairfield County’s 40 under 40 by Fairfield County Business Journal. Ashley Gaudiano,… more
United Way Incentive Challenge Terms and Conditions
  Terms and Conditions This giveaway is hosted by United Way of Western Connecticut (UWWC). By entering the giveaway, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. All entries must be received by 11:59pm on May 31st. To participate,… more
Stamford High School Students Receive Scholarships for Outstanding Volunteerism
United Way of Western Connecticut has announced the names of two Stamford High School Students as the recipients of the Roberta K. Eichler Heart of Gold Scholarship for 2022. Breana Chery and Dante Ayars, both students at the Academy of Information… more
Celebrate the small businesses in Western CT that give back to our community
It’s National Small Business Week and we are fortunate to have hundreds of small businesses right here in Western Connecticut. They are the backbone of our local economies and in many ways, the heart of our local communities. This past year, we… more
Empowering Parents To Address An Important Need
  “Word of Mouth”—that’s the way many parents learn what’s going on in their neighborhood, their community, and their child’s school. When parents need the name of a good pediatrician, wonder if they should worry about a persistent cough, or need… more
Don’t miss the just released ALICE in Focus: Children Report
No child should grow up without access to the resources and opportunity to meet their potential.  New ALICE in Focus: Children research launched today reveals that 304,982 Connecticut children—42%—live in financially insecure households. And this… more
Millions of U.S. Families Are Missing Out On The Child Tax Credit
Nearly 5 million families in the U.S. are eligible but have not received the Child Tax Credit — including more than 48,861 eligible families in Connecticut. The benefits of the expanded and advance Child Tax Credit (CTC) implemented through the… more
United Way of Western Connecticut Receives Senate Directed Funding
We are thrilled to share the news that United Way of Western Connecticut is set to receive $1.2 million in Senate Directed funding through the passage of the Federal Omnibus Bill. These funds will be used to support ALICE® (Asset Limited, Income… more
Equity Challenge Resources: Financial Stability
5-Day Equity Challenge Resources: Financial Stability The resources shared during our 5-Day Equity Challenge were a powerful opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of how inequity and racism affect our lives and our community. We are… more
United Way of Western Connecticut Awards Grants to Seven Local Organizations Addressing Food Insecurity for Seniors
Seven local organizations focused on addressing food insecurity among older Danbury residents have been awarded mini grants to fuel their work. Recipients include members of the Danbury Food Collaborative, an initiative working toward improving food… more