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Kimberly Morgan, CEO, United Way of Western Connecticut

When a parent loses income, child care subsidies are not always readily available. Recently I heard about the crisis that Martha, a parent whose 3-year-old daughter attends one of United Way’s funded licensed centers, was facing. A single mother, she works as a housekeeper, and found she had a large ovarian tumor; surgery was going put her out of work for weeks. Martha was uninsured and would have no income. On top of that, she faced the dilemma of where her daughter, Nicole, would go while she was recuperating. Child...

Post date: Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 3:15pm

Corporate Volunteers Engaged Danbury Public School Students in Fun Science Activities;
Nonprofits and Parks in Danbury and New Milford Benefited from Beautifying, Landscaping Projects
 
DANBURY, Conn. (June 10, 2019) — Future scientists and engineers were inspired on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, as corporate volunteers from 10 companies and organizations engaged more than 440 Danbury Public School students in interactive, science-based activities on the lawn of the Danbury War Memorial as part of United Way’s 2019 Day of Action.
 
Additionally, across Greater Danbury...

Post date: Monday, June 10, 2019 - 4:30pm

Corporate Volunteers Will Participate in New STEM Street Fair and Projects at Nonprofits
 
DANBURY, Conn. (May 29, 2019) — United Way of Western Connecticut will mobilize more than 180 corporate volunteers representing 17 companies on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. For the first time, this year’s event will include a Street Fair that offers Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) projects for students. As in past years, volunteers will also participate in projects benefiting area nonprofits and municipal parks.The press is invited to attend the kick-off and STEM Street...

Post date: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 11:29am

Event Celebrated the Company’s Corporate Citizenship and Recognized Two Local Scholars
 
STAMFORD, Conn. (May 9, 2019) — More than 200 people gathered at The Loading Dock in Stamford on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 to recognize Marc Lautenbach of Pitney Bowes as the recipient of United Way of Western Connecticut’s Heart of Gold Award. Mr. Lautenbach, who is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Pitney Bowes, was the 25th award winner.
 
Eric Landskroner of News 12 New Jersey served as emcee for the event. Dinner Hosts for the event included Pitney Bowes Inc., Solus,...

Post date: Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 12:31pm

New President and Vice President Have Extensive Roots in the Stamford Community

  STAMFORD, Conn. (May 7, 2019) — Stamford Cradle to Career (SC2C) has announced that new leaders are taking the helm. Stamford Cradle to Career is a city-wide partnership whose mission is to collectively align community resources to ensure equity and excellence in education, career, and life. United Way of Western Connecticut serves as the backbone organization for SC2C and in this capacity acts as both a major investor and the employer for the initiative’s staff.    Bridget...
Post date: Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 2:12pm

Innovative Initative Focuses on Improving Equity and Quality of Life in Danbury

Danbury, Conn. (May 6, 2019) — On Monday, May 20, 2019, Danbury community leaders will convene at City Hall to officially launch DanburyWORKS.
 
WHAT: DanburyWORKS Launch Event
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WHEN: Monday, May 20, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
 
WHERE: Danbury City Hall, 155 Deer Hill Avenue, Danbury, CT 06810
ON-SITE CONTACT:  Sandra Ferreira, Director, DanburyWORKS, 203-297-6283
 
SPEAKERS:  
•    Mayor Mark Boughton
•    Kimberly Morgan, CEO of United Way of Western...

Post date: Monday, May 6, 2019 - 3:17pm

$1 Million in Food Has Been Rescued, But More Support Is Needed to Keep Food Rescue Efforts Going

DANBURY, Conn. (March 27, 2019) — Women are strong, and they do meaningful, important work. That’s the message Kerri Colombo sends every time she walks into a grocery store to rescue pallets of food and gets behind the wheel of the 14-foot truck she uses to deliver that rescued food to Danbury’s food pantries.

For the past seven months, Kerri has spent almost every weekday morning driving to local food stores, such as COSTCO, BJs, ShopRite, and Big Y, to pick up...

Post date: Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 10:46am

United Way of Western Connecticut and local businesses work together for early literacy and community engagement

STAMFORD, Conn. (April 3, 2019) — United Way of Western Connecticut is once again partnering with Stamford Public Schools for the 17th annual Business to Books Read-a-Thon. Next week, volunteers from the local business community will visit six Stamford elementary schools and read to more than 1,100 children.

The purpose of the Business to Books initiative is to promote literacy and enhance public education by increasing community volunteerism in the...

Post date: Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 3:15pm

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

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