Corporate Volunteer Council Does it Again


Valley United Way’s Corporate Volunteer Council celebrated its “Nineteenth Year” outfitting Valley children for Back to School on August 27th, as 115 children from Shelton’s Long Hill and Sunnyside schools  were presented with bins filled with two complete outfits, underwear, socks, sneakers, a winter coat and a backpack filled with school supplies. Thirty Four companies from Valley United Way’s Corporate Volunteer Council (CVC) ensured these children will have that extra step in their walk as they begin their year at school.  The CVC has now outfitted 2,854 Valley children which brings the total invested in our wonderful children to $581,340.00. Continue reading

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48th Campaign Kickoff

Register Now for Valley United Way’s
48th Annual Community Campaign Kickoff!

Join in the fun at our carnival inspired kickoff!  Enjoy fried dough, popcorn, cotton candy, and much more.  Plus participate in mid-way games for $1 each hosted by our very own Youth Leaders!

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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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2015-2016 Campaign Off to a GREAT Start!

BIC-Shelton-010The 2015-2016 Annual Community Campaign is underway and several companies have already started their workplace giving campaigns.  Over the last two weeks, Valley United Way has presented to employees at BIC in both Milford and Shelton, Webster Bank, and each of the 5 Valley School Districts.  Continue reading

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DeLauro, UW Leaders Discuss A.L.I.C.E.

Delauro-visit-4Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-3) met with the leadership of United Way organizations representing the 3rd Congressional District on August 19 at Valley United Way for a discussion on the ALICE report and efforts being made to help working families. The discussion also coincided with the anniversary of the Economic Opportunity Act, which launched the War on Poverty. Continue reading

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Shelton Superintendent Heads Community Campaign

Freeman Burr

Valley United Way is pleased to announce that Shelton Superintendent of Schools Freeman Burr will chair the 2015-2016 Community Campaign which kicks off officially on September 16. In making the announcement, Valley United Way Board Chair Janice Sheehy said that Freeman has been a supporter and advocate for Valley United Way ever since he came to Shelton. She said, “The campaign in the Shelton schools is one of the finest in the entire campaign, and we hope that it can serve as a model for others during the upcoming campaign.” United Way President & C.O.O. Jack Walsh said that, “Freeman has been involved with United Way as a member of previous campaign cabinets, as a board member and even as a participant in the Leadership Greater Valley program which we do with the Valley Council and the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce. We are extremely fortunate to have his leadership for this year’s campaign.” Continue reading

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Financial Education Series continues with fall programs

social-security-logo-pngAs our Grow Your Own program winds down the summer phase of our Financial Education Series, we’re pleased to announce five new programs for the fall centered on the challenges and opportunities for retirement. The series will begin on September 10 with what should be the building block for any successful retirement plan – Social Security. The Social Security administration will be coming to United Way for a session on Understanding Social Security. The program is free, and dinner will be included, but you have to register in advance. Continue reading

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Gardeners Harvesting and Preserving Crops

Harvest-Session-21As the harvesting season moves into high gear, our Grow Your Own Gardeners received tips and training – and some pickles – on how to take full advantage of their crops by pickling, freezing,canning and drying for year round use. On August 4, the gardeners were at Massaro Community Farm for more expert help from Caty Poole. This time around Caty focused on the benefits of preserving the produce of the gardens for year round use. Continue reading

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