Plan for a Healthier 2015 with the Community Corporate Cup

Registration has now begun for the 2015 Community Corporate Cup – a great opportunity to improve your health and well being in 2015. Click here for more information, schedule and registration.

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Valley United Way’s First Community Gala

Our First-Ever Community Gala Was A Big Success!

Thank you sponsors and attendees for a great evening!

January 24, 2015 at the Courtyard by Marriott in Shelton at 6:30 pm

We’re already planning for 2016!
Check out some of the pictures:



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Valley Hunger Study to be released Tuesday

Valley-Hunger-Study-CoverThe Valley Hunger Study will be released at a news conference on Tuesday, January 27 at a 3:30 PM news conference to be held at Valley United Way. Working in collaboration with the Hunger and Food Security Task Force of the Valley Council for Health & Human Services and funding provided by the Prudential Foundation, United Way developed the study in an effort to get a better handle on needs and resources related to food issues in the Valley. Continue reading

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Prudential Helps TEAM’s Early Education Program

Prudential Cares

imageOn Wednesday, January 21, employees from the Strategic Relationship Management, Sales Strategy and Business Intelligence team who were interested in doing so, were invited to TEAM ‘s Early Education Program in Ansonia, Connecticut. TEAM Early Education’s preschool rooms are funded through Head Start federal and state grants, State School Readiness grants and State Child Day Care grants. The program primarily serves low-income children of families whose total household income falls at or below 100% of the Federal Poverty level. Prudential Volunteers painted the hallways & bathrooms and read to children in the classrooms after nap time at 2:45pm.

View pictures from the day here

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CVC Meets at Valley United Way

Thank You Kristen Urso-Rio of GE Corporate for your Leadership!

2015-01-15meet-019The January Corporate Volunteer Council meeting was held today at Valley United Way. Tom Steeves,Senior Account Executive of American IT Solutions, Inc. and Valley United Way Campaign Chair, hosted the meeting. The CVC thanked Kristen Urso-Rio for her role as CVC Co Chair. Kristen will be moving to Fairfield when GE Corporate leaves Tower Two on February 6th.  

Pictured above are the CVC Co-Chairs, Lynn Kieley, Newtown Savings Bank and Katie Scinto, R.D. Scinto, & departing Co-Chair, Kristen Urso-Rio, GE Corporate

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Flynn Award Nominations Sought


Valley United Way is now accepting nominations for the 45th Annual Charles H. Flynn Humanitarian Award, the Valley’s oldest and most prestigious award for community service. Click here to learn more about the award, past winners, and to make a nomination.

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Deadline Passes for Youth Leaders Grant Applications

The Valley United Way Youth Leadership Program is in the process of conducting its annual allocations process and has identified areas of need for which it will consider proposals. The group allocates $2,000 to benefit Valley agencies that support and meet the needs of youth in the Valley as identified by the members of the Youth Leadership Program.

The Youth Leaders selected the following areas:  cyber bullying, community service programs, post high school planning programs, mental illness and nutrition and health awareness. Continue reading

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