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Daily Bread Food Pantry unveiled their renovated space following a ribbon-cutting ceremony last Friday. (Contributed)
Not-So-Fun Fact: 40 percent of families in the Greater Danbury area live at or below the poverty level. That number climbs to 50 percent inside Hat City proper. Pushing back, hard, against those crushing stats has been the Danbury Food Collective,… more
2019's Stuff the Gazebo event will provide Thanksgiving Dinner for 250 New Milford families.
Another Successful Year at New Milford’s Stuff the Gazebo The Woman’s Club of Greater New Milford and the United Way of Western Connecticut conducted the annual Stuff the Gazebo event on Saturday, November 2, 2019. Approximately 25 volunteers… more
Corporate Volunteers Engaged Students from the Boys & Girls Club  After-School Program in Fun Science Activities
STAMFORD, Conn. (November 7, 2019) — Hoping to inspire a new generation of scientists and engineers, United Way of Western Connecticut conducted its first STEM Fair in Stamford on Wednesday, October 30, 2019.  More than 250 children in kindergarten… more
Danbury mayoral candidates spoke about their visions to help hard-working, struggling families in they city.
Hard-working, struggling households United Way calls ALICE® (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) took center stage during an editorial board meeting with The News-Times of Hearst CT Media. The next mayor will have to address the needs of… more
United Way of Western Connecticut to Build Digital Social Service Platform
10.22.2019 — The Board of Directors of United Way of Western Connecticut (United Way) is proud to announce a new direction for the organization born from their most recent strategic planning process. As part of its continuing evolution and… more
 Stuff the Gazebo in New Milford on Nov. 2
The Woman’s Club of Greater New Milford and the United Way of Western Connecticut will hold “Stuff the Gazebo" on Nov. 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the bandstand on the Village Green. Each year the two organizations provide a complete… more
News 12 Connecticut: UCONN offers new scholarship
10/7/2019  -  Stamford Cradle to Career President Bridget Fox speaks to News 12 Connecticut about what UCONN's new scholarship program means for students from families earning less than $50,000.  
DanburyWORKS Receives $22,000 Grant from Fairfield County’s Community Foundation
Funds Will Support the Collaborative’s Efforts in the Areas of Jobs, Education, and Training 10/2/2019 — A city-wide collaborative focused on helping lower-income residents build better lives has been awarded a $22,000 grant from Fairfield County’s… more
This Hunger Action Month, United Way celebrates our partnerships and volunteers who have created lasting change in our communities
Hunger is a problem that impacts families and children all around the world. No one should have to go hungry, and Hunger Action Month reminds us that there are families right here in our neighborhoods who need a hand up.    According to a… more
Support United Way with a resuable Stop & Shop Give Back bag
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… more