The Giving Fund

The Giving Fund profiles the cases of real people in our community who need a supporting hand to help them out of financial crisis and help to change the trajectory of their lives.


United Way of Western Connecticut is honored to partner once again with The News-Times on The Giving Fund, a community holiday program that identifies local families and individuals in need of special assistance this holiday season. Stories will be published each week in The News-Times for six weeks, starting on Thanksgiving.

Each week, readers will have an opportunity to make a donation to support one or more of these special cases. All of the money collected through the initiative will go directly to aid those in need. Each story is assigned a case number.

The Giving Fund 2022 Cases


You can make your gift via credit card or by check:

To support The Giving Fund By Check
If you would prefer to mail your contribution, please send to:

The Giving Fund
c/o United Way of Western Connecticut
301 Main Street, Suite 2-5
Danbury, CT 06810

Thank you for supporting your community this holiday season!

Note: Should the total amount collected for any case exceed the amount needed, the remaining money will go to an underfunded case. If all cases are funded, donations will be used for other United Way programs that assist local ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) families.