Blog

5-Day Equity Challenge Resources
5-Day Equity Challenge Resources The 5-Day Equity Challenges are a powerful opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of how inequity and racism affect our lives and our community. We are grateful to the participants who joined us on this… more
It is with deep sadness that we mark the passing of Danbury’s great philanthropist and businessman, Dr. Peter Buck.
It is with deep sadness that we mark the passing of Danbury’s great philanthropist and businessman, Dr. Peter Buck. Dr. Buck cared deeply for the Danbury community and leaves behind a legacy that will be woven into its fabric for generations to… more
Funds Raised by EY US to Provide Internet Access to Low-Income Stamford Families
Funds Raised to Provide Internet Access to Low-Income Stamford Families   STAMFORD, Conn. (June 29, 2021) — To address the challenges of learning in the virtual era, Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) has teamed with United Way of Western Connecticut to… more
A reflection on Juneteenth from a United Way colleague
  We wanted to call your attention to this blog post from one of our United Way Worldwide Network colleagues, LaToya Stevens.   "Juneteenth (June 19) is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States… more
United Way announces community grants
44 Agencies Across the Region Will Receive Funds to Provide Vital Community Services STAMFORD, Conn. (June 8, 2021) — United Way of Western Connecticut is announcing that it is awarding $695,500 in grants to nonprofit agencies across the region it… more
uBreakiFix Employees Delight Preschoolers By Building Learning Kits
United Way of Western Connecticut Partnered with the Technology Repair Experts to Give Back to the Stamford Community STAMFORD, Conn. (May 25, 2021) — Employees at the Stamford branch of uBreakiFix recently took a break from their usual tech… more
The 2021 Heart of Gold Scholarship winners have been announced!
$5,000 Scholarships Honor Roberta K. Eichler, Former Executive Director of the Stamford Volunteer Center STAMFORD, Conn. (May 13, 2021) — Two Stamford high school students who are graduating this June have each received a $5,000 scholarship in… more
We stand with our Connecticut United Ways to advocate for hardworking families
   CONNECTICUT UNITED WAYS 2021 ADVOCACY AGENDA United Way’s steadfast focus on advocacy priorities in the areas of health, education, financial stability and community strengthening supports and positively impacts families in greater Danbury,… more
StriveTogether Logo
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                      Media Contact: Bridget Fox 203-921-7644 bridget.fox@uwwesternct.org Stamford Cradle to Career Receives a $200,000 Grant from StriveTogether STAMFORD, Conn. (March 25, 2021)―Stamford Cradle to… more
stamford cradle to career
Stamford Cradle to Career Receives a $200,000 Grant from StriveTogether STAMFORD, Conn. (March 25, 2021)―Stamford Cradle to Career (SC2C) announced today that it has received a $200,00 grant from the national StriveTogether network. This… more