Across Connecticut, thousands of children are facing food insecurity. We believe at our core that no child should go hungry and that every child deserves access to healthy, no-cost meals at school. Unfortunately, for far too many children in our… more
Back in November, we asked for your help to raise awareness around the need for no-cost meals for all students in our state. Today, we need your support again. On Wednesday, January 25th, The Connecticut Legislature could Emergency Certify… more
At United Way of Western Connecticut, we believe that every child deserves access to quality care, education, enrichment opportunities, healthy, fresh food, and stable housing. That’s why children are at the very heart of everything we do. Through… more
In 2019, there were more than 146,000 military veterans living in Connecticut. According to data collected by United for ALICE, roughly 26,000 were part of households that earned above the Federal Poverty Line but not enough to afford the basics in… more
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Since our start on Danbury’s West Street as the Community Chest of Danbury in 1942, our organization has officially reached 80 years’ worth of change, challenges, and growth. Our humble beginnings as a volunteer-based group that allocated local… more
Pay It Forward: United Way of Western Connecticut and The Amber Room Provide Thanksgiving Meals to Families in Need
United Way of Western Connecticut is hosting its annual Pay it Forward campaign to provide fully cooked Thanksgiving meals, prepared by The Amber Room Colonnade, to more than 60 families living paycheck-to-paycheck in Greater Danbury. The annual… more