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Action Needed Today: School Meals for All
The Connecticut Legislature has called a special session beginning Monday, November 28th. United Way of Western Connecticut, alongside End Hunger CT!, are asking that our State Representatives and Senators take up the issue of free school meals.… more
Hometown Hero: Meet Tiffani Valentin
United Way of Western Connecticut is pleased to announce this month’s Hometown Hero! Meet Tiffani Valentin, a local leader from Stamford, Connecticut who has been nominated for her work with LiveGirl.     Tiffani is being recognized for her passion… more
Your Support Allows Us to Create Empowered Households
At United Way of Western Connecticut, we believe that every child deserves access to quality care, education, enrichment opportunities, healthy, fresh food, and stable housing. That’s why children are at the very heart of everything we do.  Through… more
New Findings in the Latest ALICE In Focus Report on Veterans
In 2019, there were more than 146,000 military veterans living in Connecticut. According to data collected by United for ALICE, roughly 26,000 were part of households that earned above the Federal Poverty Line but not enough to afford the basics in… more
Thanksgiving Fixings Food Drive for Stamford Families
If you have any questions, contact Ebony Jeffress at ebony.jeffress@uwwesternct.org. Prefer to make a financial contribution? Donate below.
Thank You for 80 Years of Impact at United Way of Western Connecticut
Since our start on Danbury’s West Street as the Community Chest of Danbury in 1942, our organization has officially reached 80 years’ worth of change, challenges, and growth. Our humble beginnings as a volunteer-based group that allocated local… more
United Way of Western Connecticut and The Amber Room Will Provide Thanksgiving Meals to Families in Need
United Way of Western Connecticut is hosting its annual Pay it Forward campaign to provide fully cooked Thanksgiving meals, prepared by The Amber Room Colonnade, to more than 60 families living paycheck-to-paycheck in Greater Danbury.  The annual… more
Last year’s Thanksgiving food donation drive collected enough food for more than 200 greater New Milford families to have a full meal on Thanksgiving day.
United Way of Western Connecticut is partnering with the Woman’s Club of Greater New Milford to collect food and monetary donations to make Thanksgiving a joyful holiday for 250 hardworking families in need this year to put food on their tables.… more
Hispanic Heritage Month Recap: Books & Quotes
Throughout Hispanic Heritage Month we shared weekly reading lists and Staff Spotlights across our social media to celebrate the diverse cultures and interests within our organization.  Staff Spotlights The following Hispanic and Latino team… more
United Way of Western Connecticut Launches Small Business United
In celebration of our 80th Anniversary, United Way of Western Connecticut is launching Small Business United. This network will work to unite small businesses looking to do good within the 15-town region of Stamford, Greater Danbury, and Greater New… more