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Event highlights Marc B. Lautenbach, President and Chief Executive Officer,
and the company’s commitment to philanthropy and volunteerism


STAMFORD, Conn. (March 22, 2019) — At its annual Heart of Gold Award Dinner, United Way of Western Connecticut will honor Pitney Bowes and its President and Chief Executive Officer, Marc B. Lautenbach, for demonstrating exceptional citizenship, volunteerism and philanthropy. The event will take place on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at The Loading Dock (375 Fairfield Avenue, Stamford) from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

As part of...

Post date: Friday, March 22, 2019 - 2:15pm

Danbury Kick-Off Event on March 19 to Show How Struggling Households Can Keep More of What They Earn
DANBURY, Conn. (March 12, 2019) — United Way of Western Connecticut is sponsoring a Kick-Off Event for its ALICE Saves program on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 from 8 am to 9 am at the Danbury Police Station Community Room, 357 Main St., Danbury, CT. It joins the United Ways across the State of Connecticut in launching this program.
Danbury nonprofit agency staff, social workers, banking personnel, and other community members will want to attend this event to learn how...

Post date: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 1:48pm

United Way Sponsored Program Named One of the Top in North America

DANBURY, Conn. (March 6, 2019) — For the fourth year in a row, the Youth Volunteer Corps (YVC) in Danbury was named a Gold Level program, one of 14 YVC programs throughout the U.S. and Canada awarded this honor.

The youth service program, hosted by United Way of Western Connecticut, involved 140 youth ages 11 to 18 from Danbury and the surrounding towns in 2018. This is the tenth year United Way has operated YVC in Western Connecticut.

In the coming year, YVC youth will serve more than 30 agencies,...

Post date: Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 2:15pm

United Way of Western Connecticut raised $680 for its food security work through the 6th Annual Fairfield County's Giving Day on February 28.

United Way's Giving Day donors help us fill empty plates of Western Connecticut households that are ALICE® (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) and struggling to make ends meet, as well as those in poverty. United Way's work takes many forms to combat food insecurity:

600 families benefit from free, fresh food at the evening Mobile Food Pantries we fund in Stamford, Danbury, and New Milford-- More than 80% of the participating...
Post date: Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 11:18am

Ready, Set, Let’s Read! Program Receives 725 Books From Immaculate High School Students

Books distributed to preschool children in the Danbury area

DANBURY, Conn. (February 12, 2019) — This year, for the fifth year in a row, Immaculate High School students have donated children’s books to United Way of Western Connecticut’s Ready, Set, Let’s Read! program. United Way volunteers distributed 725 books to preschoolers in greater Danbury over the past month.

Ready, Set, Let’s Read! was launched in 2014. It places...

Post date: Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 10:15am

We're sharing this message on behalf of our colleagues at United Way of Connecticut.


We Stand With ALICE

 Join us at the Legislative Office Building on Monday, February 25 for a legislative forum on the true scope of financial hardship in Connecticut and an in depth discussion on strategies to help ALICE households achieve financial security.

Rocky Hill, Conn. (Feb. 7, 2019) Six years ago, Connecticut United Ways committed to shining a light on households that, despite working hard, live paycheck to paycheck and...

Post date: Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 10:35am

Scholarships Available for High School Seniors in Stamford

Two scholarships available for students who demonstrated exceptional volunteerism during their high school careers

STAMFORD, Conn. (February 6, 2019) - United Way of Western Connecticut is seeking applications for its annual Roberta K. Eichler Heart of Gold Scholarship. The scholarship recognizes seniors attending any Stamford high school (public or private) who have volunteered extensively in the Stamford community over the course of their high school careers...

Post date: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 10:15am

Community support made the holidays a little more special for struggling families in Western Connecticut.

Giving Fund

Each year, United Way of Western Connecticut partners with The News-Times and Hearst Media on The Giving Fund, which publishes stories of individuals and families who are facing severe hardship during the holiday season. This year, through the generosity of many donors, all cases were fully funded. Donations to The Giving Fund have a life-changing impact on recipients. We are proud that, since its inception eight years ago, The Giving Fund has raised nearly $...

Post date: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 12:05pm

Federal Employees Encouraged to Attend Mobile and Pop-Up Food Pantries

Free, fresh food can help those who may miss a paycheck due to shutdown

DANBURY, Conn. (January 22, 2019) — United Way of Western Connecticut encourages federal employees who may be struggling to buy groceries and pay their bills to attend its monthly Mobile Food Pantry, which will be held tomorrow, January 23, at Walnut Hill Church, 156 Walnut Hill Road in Bethel. The pantry operates between 5:30 pm and 6:30 pm, and the doors open for clients at 4:30 pm.


Post date: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 12:05pm

The news has been filled with the faces of the federal employees impacted by the ongoing government shutdown, across the nation and in our Western Connecticut region. From TSA agents at the airports and federal corrections employees to businesses unable to process SBA Loans, and employees at military bases and installations, the impact is widespread and tangible.

Regardless of your political views, it’s heartbreaking to watch hard-working families, including neighbors and friends, caught in the middle, suddenly finding themselves as struggling ALICE® households (Asset Limited,...

Post date: Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 2:21pm