48th Campaign Kickoff

Register Now for Valley United Way’s
48th Annual Community Campaign Kickoff!

Join in the fun at our carnival inspired kickoff!  Enjoy fried dough, popcorn, cotton candy, and much more.  Plus participate in mid-way games for $1 each hosted by our very own Youth Leaders!

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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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Shelton Native and Former Youth Leader Steps Up to Lead Campaign

Tickey,JimmyValley United Way Welcomes New Campaign Vice-Chair

Valley United Way is excited to announce an addition being made to this year’s campaign team.  Jimmy Tickey has graciously accepted the prestigious volunteer position of Campaign Vice-Chair.  Jimmy, working along side this year’s campaign chair, Superintendent of Shelton Public Schools, Freeman Burr and Sara Aylward, Director of Resource Development for Valley United Way, has set an aggressive goal to raise $1,050,000 to support Valley United Way and their 24 partner agencies serving individuals and families right here in our five-town community.  While no stranger to Valley United Way, Jimmy had been a Youth Leader back in high school and now has returned to help the organization that helped lead him on the path to community service.

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Financial Education Series continues with fall programs

social-security-logo-pngAs our Grow Your Own program winds down the summer phase of our Financial Education Series, we’re pleased to announce five new programs for the fall centered on the challenges and opportunities for retirement. The series will begin on September 10 with what should be the building block for any successful retirement plan – Social Security. The Social Security administration will be coming to United Way for a session on Understanding Social Security. The program is free, and dinner will be included, but you have to register in advance. Continue reading

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Leadership Greater Valley – Sold Out!

Grad2014The next class of Leadership Greater Valley starts on  September 10, and we are happy to announce that this year’s class is now full.

Leadership Greater Valley (LGV) combines leadership skill building with community education. Continue reading

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2015-2016 Campaign Off to a GREAT Start!

BIC-Shelton-010The 2015-2016 Annual Community Campaign is underway and several companies have already started their workplace giving campaigns.  Over the last two weeks, Valley United Way has presented to employees at BIC in both Milford and Shelton, Webster Bank, and each of the 5 Valley School Districts.  Continue reading

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Corporate Volunteer Council Does it Again


Valley United Way’s Corporate Volunteer Council celebrated its “Nineteenth Year” outfitting Valley children for Back to School on August 27th, as 115 children from Shelton’s Long Hill and Sunnyside schools  were presented with bins filled with two complete outfits, underwear, socks, sneakers, a winter coat and a backpack filled with school supplies. Thirty Four companies from Valley United Way’s Corporate Volunteer Council (CVC) ensured these children will have that extra step in their walk as they begin their year at school.  The CVC has now outfitted 2,854 Valley children which brings the total invested in our wonderful children to $581,340.00. Continue reading

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DeLauro, UW Leaders Discuss A.L.I.C.E.

Delauro-visit-4Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-3) met with the leadership of United Way organizations representing the 3rd Congressional District on August 19 at Valley United Way for a discussion on the ALICE report and efforts being made to help working families. The discussion also coincided with the anniversary of the Economic Opportunity Act, which launched the War on Poverty. Continue reading

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