Thank you to all of those who joined us last night at the 48th Annual Meeting and Recognition Dinner!
This annual event gives Valley United Way the opportunity to say thank you to all of our corporate partners, donors, agency partners and volunteers who help make our work possible. To see a list of all those companies and individuals awarded for their generosity and support and to see pictures from last nights event, click here!
On April 1, 2016 Prudential Employees participated in Making Choices – Making Ends Meet, an opportunity for groups of employees to experience the challenges and barriers to financial stability that many families in our Valley community are facing. Employees worked together as a “family” of five, where they had to work with budgets similar to those that an A.L.I.C.E. (assets limited income constrained employed) family might face. Their challenge was to make the budget work to make ends meet for the month. Continue reading →
Andrew Kush, David Gray, Dan Whipple and Joe Poremba
Dan Whipple and Joe Poremba of CDWG have won the 2016 BIC Corporate Cup Cornhole Tourney as they defeated BIC’s Andrew Kush and David Gray in the finals of the double elimination tournament. For the complete story, pictures and results click here.
Matt Purcel and Scott DeCesare of EDR and Aniello Cappetta and Fredo Santos of CDWG
CDWG’s Aniello Cappetta and Fredo Santos topped EDR’s Matt Purcel and Scott DeCesare for the Corporate Cup Darts title, but only after Purcell and DeCesare had handed the CDWG duo their only loss of the night. Full story and pictures here. Overall standings here.
Gardeners picking up their plants and tools in 2015
We’ve turned the corner on winter, and spring is in site. We are already thinking about growing our vegetables and we are pleased to be accepting applications for the third annual Grow Your Own gardening program. This unique program which is made possible through a grant from the Raymond P. Lavietes Foundation provides the tools, training, seeds and plants for people to be successful in growing their own food this year.
This is just one response to the Valley Hunger Study that has Valley United Way partnering with local food banks/pantries and shelters to make gardening a possibility for many clients currently using the food banks and shelters. Click here to learn more about this exciting project.
Ned Miller, President of the Ned Miller Agency, A Division of Starkweather & Shepley has been named as the 2016 recipient of the Charles H. Flynn Humanitarian Award. The award is the Valley’s oldest and most prestigious award for community service. The award has been presented annually since 1971 and recognizes individuals for lifetime service in the Valley involving more than one organization or one town. Click here to read more about Ned and the award.
The award will be presented at Valley United Way’s Annual Meeting & Recognition Dinner on April 26 at Villa Bianca in Seymour. Click here to learn more and to make a reservation.
Congratulations to CDWG’s Rich & Brian Barrett, Jack Dunback and David Wisneski on their blistering bowling in winning today’s Community Corporate Cup Bowling tournament. Click here for the full story.
Pre-testing for the 2016 Griffin Hospital Community Corporate Cup is complete! Watch Sarah Donaldson of BIC and Mark LaFortune of the Valley YMCA demonstrate the Healthy Team pre-testing.
Next up is the Corporate Cup Darts Tournament.
For the 26th straight year, the Community Corporate Cup will provide area employees a fun and exciting opportunity to improve health and wellness while building team spirit. Sponsored by Griffin Hospital and presented by Valley United Way, the Valley YMCA and the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce, the event runs from February through June and provides plenty of opportunities to compete and earn points in the battle for the Cup which finished in a tie between BIC and CDW-G in 2015. Click here for complete information including schedules, online registration and sponsorship opportunities.
There are also event sponsorships available and BIC is now the official sponsor of this year’s Cornhole Tournament.