The 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.
Preliminary planning for the 2016 Community Corporate Cup is under way, and the committee has released a preliminary schedule for the events. Click here to learn more about this painless and fun way to help promote health and wellness in the workplace.
We have lots of great campaigns conducted by local companies, and one of the very best is the annual campaign at Iroquois Pipeline Operating Company in Shelton. Not only do they get outstanding results every year, but they have a lot of fun doing it. If we were ever to have a list of the top 10 campaign moments, they would dominate the list with some of the creative things that they have done. Continue reading
Roadmap to Retirement is next on October 14
Our Financial Education Series for the fall centers on the challenges and opportunities for retirement. The series began on September 10 a great presentation on Social Security by Robert Rodriguez of Social Security Administration. The series continues through November 10 with a variety of programs. All programs in the series are free, and dinner is included. Continue reading
Harvest House VI was erected over the weekend and it was stuffed with non-perishable food items thanks to a large contingent of volunteers who spent Saturday morning filling the selves of the structure that was assembled by students from Emmett O’Brien Technical school on Thursday. Each year thousands of items are collected and after the build are distributed to Valley food banks. Continue reading
Valley United Way is excited to announce an addition being made to this year’s campaign team. Jimmy Tickey has graciously accepted the prestigious volunteer position of Campaign Vice-Chair. Jimmy, working along side this year’s campaign chair, Superintendent of Shelton Public Schools, Freeman Burr and Sara Aylward, Director of Resource Development for Valley United Way, has set an aggressive goal to raise $1,050,000 to support Valley United Way and their 24 partner agencies serving individuals and families right here in our five-town community. While no stranger to Valley United Way, Jimmy had been a Youth Leader back in high school and now has returned to help the organization that helped lead him on the path to community service.
Leadership Greater Valley started on September 10 with a class of 22. The program continues for the next nine weeks on a variety of topics.
Leadership Greater Valley (LGV) combines leadership skill building with community education. Continue reading
The 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