Make Your Reservation to the 47th Annual Meeting & Recognition Dinner!

Valley United Way’s 47th Annual Meeting and Recognition Dinner will be held on Tuesday, April 21 at Molto Bene Italian America Kitchen – 557 Wakelee Avenue, Ansonia. During the business part of the meeting corporators, board members and officers will be elected. United Way will also recognize companies and individuals who have contributed to the success of the Annual Community Fund Raising effort. The prestigious 2015 Charles H. Flynn Humanitarian Award will be presented to Ron Villani.

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Valley Hunger Study Released

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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Welcome the 2015-2016 Youth Leadership Class

Orientation-016On Wednesday, April 15, Valley United Way welcomed the new members of the 2015-2016 Youth Leadership class. The new class will head to Camp Jewell for a team building weekend starting on April 17.

Click here to see the new and returning members

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Community Corporate Cup – CDW Dominates Cornhole

CornholeCahmpsCindy Chadderton and Geoff Bertkau of CDW are your 2015 Cornhole Champs. Click here for story and many pictures. With the win, CDW has also maintained their lead in the overall race for the Cup.

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 Mini-Golf on April 25.


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Griffin “Hoops” Campaign is a Winner

GriffinHoops-012Barbara D’Agnone, Christian Meagher and Michael Divrno

The basketballs have been flying at Griffin Hospital for the last month as part of Griffin’s Hoops Challenge which was part of Griffin’s United Way campaign this year. When all was said and done, Mike Divrno emerged as the overall champ by defeating Ashely D’Agostino in the finals. Continue reading

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Now Accepting Volunteer of the Year Nominations

small groupPlease think about those special people and groups who have made an enormous difference with a lasting impact to the beautiful Valley Community! Categories for awards include: Youth Group, Adult Group, Middle School Student, High School Student, Adult (19-64), Living Treasure (65+), Corporate Excellence Community Award and Sharon Bryce Holly Community Hero Award Send in your nominations for each category.

The Volunteer Center will honor these special people with a reception at Valley United Way. We will honor them with a beautiful plaque and tribute. Our Valley Volunteers have inspired this wonderful community …it’s time to recognize them.

Click here for nomination form

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Grow Your Own Program Begins

Greg BugbeeWhen 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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United Way Announces Ron Villani as 2015 Flynn Award Recipient

villani,ron2015Valley Unite Way is pleased to announce that Ron Villani is the recipient of the 2015 Charles H. Flynn Humanitarian Award. The award is the Valley’s oldest and most prestigious community service award. It is named for the late editor of The Evening Sentinel and has been presented annually since 1971. The award is presented for a lifetime of service to the community, encompassing more that one town or organization.  Click here to learn more about Ron and the award.

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