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About United Way

The United Way of Westchester and Putnam is dedicated to improving the lives of 40% of our neighbors who live in poverty or paycheck to paycheck. These are often hardworking families struggling to make ends meet and provide a better life for their children.

We do this by investing in education and training programs with proven results. By providing direct services to those who struggle.  And by fostering collaborations with other community stakeholders, leaders and partners.

Our work focuses on three specific areas:

·       Income; through improved financial literacy and better money management for hardworking, financially struggling adults and families. 

·       Education; through partnerships with early childhood education and literacy programs in underprivileged communities. 

·       Health; through our partnership with Familywize provides discounts on prescription drugs.

We also operate the free, confidential 2-1-1 Helpline, providing information and referral services to residents in need 24/7, serving the entire lower Hudson Valley 365/year.

United Way also provides direct support to hundreds of nonprofit organizations each year through grants, donor designated gifts, and gifts-in-kind, as well as ongoing professional development.

All are welcome to join in making our local community stronger through givingadvocating and volunteering. Sign up to tutor a child, promote the 2-1-1 helpline, or join an affinity group such as the Women’s Leadership Council or Emerging Leaders Alliance.

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