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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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Career Opportunity

work-with-us-we-are-hiringValley United Way is hiring a Campaign Assistant for the 2015-2016 campaign season.  The Campaign Assistant, thanks to the generosity of a grant from Webster Bank, works with Valley United Way’s resource development staff from September through November to assist with the Annual Community Campaign, provide support for all aspects of Valley United Way fundraising efforts, help to recruit new business partners, and assist in the coordination of special events.  Read the full job description and application requirements here!

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Gardeners to learn how to make most of harvest

As the harvesting season moves into high gear, our Grow Your Own Gardeners will be receiving help in learning how to take full advantage of their crops by pickling, freezing,canning and drying for year round use. We’ll be heading back to Massaro Community Farm for more expert help from Caty Poole on August 4.

Earlier this year, they heard from Greg Bugbee from the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station on starting a garden and in early July Caty did a session on managing weeds and pests:

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New e-Volunteer Site is Live

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Valley United Way  new on-line volunteer matching service which provides one stop shopping for individual and group volunteer opportunities is now live. Click here to learn more and to find out how your group can post opportunities.

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Leadership Greater Valley

Grad2014The next class of Leadership Greater Valley starts this September but registration is now open. Limited spots are available and they fill up quickly so be sure to sign up soon for this beneficial program. Continue reading

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Saturday, July 18th Free Kids Fest

Dental Associates of Connecticut is hosting a FREE KIDS FEST! 

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Join them at their Bridgeport Avenue, Shelton location this Saturday, July 18th from 11:00am-3:00pm. (Rain date July 19th).  Families can enjoy Continue reading

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Ansonia Early Childhood Earns Discovery Grant

Valley United Way has received notice from the Graustein Memorial Fund that the Ansonia Discovery Early Childhood Collaborative has received a grant of $44,791. Valley United Way serves as the Collaborative Sponsor for Ansonia and has done so for more than a decade since the Discovery process first started. The funds will be used to support Ansonia’s community plan enhancement and implementation. Continue reading

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