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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Valley United Way is closed today in honor of Independence Day


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Gardeners Visit Massaro Community Farm

Our grow Your Own gardeners had a special treat this week. Caty Poole, Director of the Massaro Community Farm and Ruthie Lazenby of FoodCorps arranged a timely program about general techniques for managing weeds and pests, especially for common backyard gardens that include tomatoes, peppers and other very popular summer varieties. They even managed to “harvest” some samples for our participants.



The session was held on Thursday July 2 at the Massaro Community Farm. Continue reading

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Shelton School Chosen for Back to School Project

_MG_0018-copyValley United Way’s Corporate Volunteer Council (CVC) has selected Shelton’s Elementary Schools, Long Hill and Sunnyside, to benefit from the 2015 CVC Back to School Clothes for Kids Project. This marks the fifth time that the CVC has adopted Shelton Schools. To date, the CVC has contributed $102,950.00 to outfit 544 Shelton students.

Since 1996, the CVC has outfitted 2,741 Valley children and spent $555,740.00. Continue reading

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United Way Announces Allocations

Valley United Way’s Board of Directors recently approved allocations of just under $475,000 to agencies providing a variety of health and human services in the Valley area. The decision came as the culmination to a thorough process where agencies submitted budget requests and program information followed by site visits and reviews from 20 volunteer members of the Allocations Committee co-chaired by Ron Villani and Ned Miller. The funding begins on July 1 and concludes on June 30, 2016. Continue reading

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Community Corporate Cup – BIC & CDWG Share Title!!


Thddeus Kurowski of CDWG and Nora Espinel are all smiles after collecting the plaques and sharing the 2015 Community Corporate Cup

After five months of competition, BIC and CDWG finished in a tie for the 2015 Community Corporate Cup. You can find the full standings here. The award was presented at an Awards Cookout held in the courtyard at Griffin Hospital on June 29. Continue reading

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Nielson Company holds 4th Annual Global Impact Day

Nielsen-001On June 11th, The Nielsen Company held its fourth annual Global Impact Day. Nielsen employees from around the globe came together to volunteer and make a difference in their communities. The Shelton office, a member of  Valley United Way’s Corporate Volunteer Council, contacted Pat Tarasovic who assisted in setting up the projects at three different Valley non-profit organizations.

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Hubbell Interns Learn About Community


Hubbell currently has 16 summer interns in Engineering, Internal Audit, Sales, Marketing, Human Resources, Operations, and Legal.  The schools represented are UCONN, Eastern, Villanova, Sacred Heart, WPI and Princeton. The program consists of specific project work where the student can apply what they learned in school to the workplace.  Interns attend a speaker series to expose them to other departments within Hubbell, three Hubbell plant tours, a group project related to Hubbell’s strategic initiatives, along with a day of service in the Shelton community.  Each intern will give a presentation about their project at the end of the summer.

Pat Tarasovic, Volunteer Center Director here at United Way, was one of the speakers and helped to set up the service day at the Spooner House in Shelton.

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