3rd Annual Denim & Diamonds

promotionJoin us for our 3rd Annual Denim & Diamonds event!

Saturday, June 13th from 6:30-10:30pm at Villa Bianca in Seymour. $35 per person includes light hors d’oeuvres, wine tasting and the chance to win a diamond! 

Click here to register!



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Valley Hunger Study

Valley-Hunger-Study-CoverThe Valley Hunger Study is being published by Valley United Way with the cooperation of the Valley Council Food Security Task Force and funding from the Prudential Foundation, which is part of Prudential Financial’s Corporate Social Responsibility, in an effort to present the community with a clearer picture of hunger and access to food in the Valley. Working with the Community Results Center at United Way of Connecticut, United Way and the Task Force the groups researched the extent of hunger in the Valley and the resources currently being directed to alleviate hunger. Click here to learn more about hunger in the Valley and what is being done to alleviate the problem.

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Unilever Celebrates Global Volunteer Day

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Unilever celebrated their Global Volunteer Day, a day dedicated to volunteering in the community, on May 20th at the Ansonia Nature Center from 1:00pm  to 4:00pm. Thirty Unilever volunteers weeded, mulched and potted flowers at the butterfly and perennial gardens! The staff at the Ansonia Nature Center are ecstatic with the results of Unilever donating all their time and making an enormous difference to the Nature Center.

Unilever is a new company to Valley United Way’s Corporate Volunteer Council (CVC). Pat Tarasovic, CVC Director, worked with Brooke Fitzgerald from Unilever to help set up the project.

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Youth Leader’s at Spooner House

spooner house groupValley United Way’s Youth Leaders helped prepare and serve breakfast to the families living at the Spooner House. Sejal Bhargara, Taylor Queen and Kristen Speaker are joined by Taylor’s Dad, Jim Queen (thanks Jim!) They did a great job!

Click here to read about their experience

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Grow Your Own Program Begins


When was the last time that you had a vine ripened tomato fresh out of the garden – or maybe a bright green pepper or a crispy cucumber? Imagine how much better they would taste if you had grown them yourself! Now consider how we can help eliminate hunger in the Valley by helping people to grow some fresh fruits and vegetables on their own! Continue reading

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Community Corporate Cup – Wiffleball is Saturday

Corporate Cup Wiffleball is Saturday – Registration is now closed


Cindy Chadderton and Mike Crockett of CDW are the 2015 Corporate Cup Horseshoe champs. For the full story & lots of photos, click here. The win also allowed CDW to increase their lead in the overall standings. Click here to see the full standings.

The 2015 Community Corporate Cup – a great opportunity to improve your health and well being in 2015 – is moving along, but you can still be a part of the fun. Click here for more information, schedule and registration. You can also use the drop down menu at the top of the page to access individual events. Next on the schedule is the Wiffleball Tournament on May 30.

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Youth Leaders Help to Stamp Out Hunger

LetterCarriers2015-094On Saturday, May 9th, our Youth Leaders helped stock the shelves of the Spooner House after the USPS Letter Carriers food drive.

Click here Click here to view photos from the day

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Valley to Receive Over $70,000 in Emergency Food & Shelter

Valley agencies will be receiving over $70,000 in funding in Phase 32 of the Emergency Food and Shelter Program which is now administered through Homeland Security. Valley United Way serves as a local facilitator for the program and represents the Valley at regional meetings in New Haven and Bridgeport. The funding will be used to assist agencies in providing food and shelter as well as some very limited utility assistance. The agencies in the valley that will be receiving the funding are Spooner House, BHcare, The Salvation Army and TEAM, Inc. Continue reading

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