Beat the Heat with a Fro-Yo Treat!


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Valley United Way Announces Over $470,000 In Allocations

Valley United Way’s Board of Directors met recently and approved over $470,000 in allocations for the 2014-2015 fiscal year beginning in July. The process was conducted by the Allocations Committee composed of  25 community volunteers headed by Valley United Way Board member Ron Villani. Agencies submitted funding requests in May, and committee members then visited with the agencies examining programs and budgets. Continue reading

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The CVC’s Back to School: Clothes for Kids Project Returns to Ansonia Schools

CVC shopping for 196 children

Update – CVC members are currently very active in shopping for their children. There are 196 children who will be clothed this year. The kids will be receiving their clothes on August 21.

ansonia_b2sThe Corporate Volunteer Council (CVC) selected Ansonia Elementary schools, Mead and Prendergast, for their Back to School Clothes for Kids project.  A school is chosen based on the highest number of children receiving free or reduced hot lunch. Continue reading

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Graustein Memorial Fund Supports Early Childhood Efforts

Discovery-taglineSuccess in school nowadays is often dependent on getting a head start in life before formal schooling beings in kindergarten. Valley towns have been very active in promoting early childhood education efforts in recent years and the Early Childhood Task Force of the Valley Ccouncil for Health & Human Services has been a leader in working with all the towns in the Valley. Continue reading

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Financial Education Series Starts With College Planning

CollegePlanningWhen the new school year begins, Valley United Way’s Financial Education Series will also resume with a fitting topic for the beginning of a new school year – College Planning. The decision to attend college and figuring out how to pay for it is one of the most important – and costly – decisions that any family ever makes.

At the first session of this year’s series on September 24 at 5:30 at United Way sponsored by Pitney Bowes, we have John DeLeo, Financial Consultant for Ion Bank, conducting an informative session which is free, but requires advanced registration. Lear more about the series and register here.


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Valley United Way Completes Membership Requirements


Valley United Way is pleased to have once again completed the 2014 United Way Worldwide membership requirements. Every year, each United Way must complete a rigorous review of all aspects of its activities to ensure that high standards are met by all of the local United Ways. Continue reading

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Youth Leaders Elect Officers

YL-meeting-14-07-020Co-Secretaries: Abbi MacGregor & Andrea Alabarell of Derby High. Co-Presidents: Elise Sullivan of Shelton High & Alli Rafferty of St. Joseph’s High School. Communication Chairs: Lauren Pettinella of Oxford High & Liam Flannery of Seymour High. (Listed in order from left to right)

The 2014-2015 class of the Youth Leadership program elected their officers. Two Co-Presidents were elected as well as two Co-Secretaries. In addition, two communication chairs were elected for the first time to help the better reach their goal.

As determined by the officers, the goal is:

“To improve not only our own, but the entire group’s communication and leadership skills along with trying to leave a bigger impact on the community by getting more involved with different events.”

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