Why     How     What

Gabby Bilik

Free Home Delivery of Food, Books, and Activities for Putnam Families This Summer

This summer, United Way of Westchester and Putnam’s Summer Backpack Program will provide supplemental food as well as books and activities, to low-income families of school-aged children on a weekly basis from July 13-August 24. During the final week of the program, school-aged children will receive a backpack with school […]

Read More

Community Celebrates Success of United Way’s After-School Program: Game-changing program helps students and parents thrive.

Westchester, NY – United Way of Westchester and Putnam (UWWP) unveiled its groundbreaking new free bilingual after-school program, Education United, and the results are already in: It’s a resounding success! See what The Journal News had to say about the program here! With nearly 200 students enrolled, the program’s success […]

Read More

Scholarship Opportunity Available

Westchester County graduate students pursuing careers in social work or public health are invited to apply for scholarship assistance through the Ruth Taylor Scholarship Fund.  The fund was established in tribute to Ruth Taylor upon her retirement as the county’s Commissioner of Public Welfare and in recognition of her nearly four […]

Read More

Nine New Members Join the United Way Board of Directors

United Way Board of Directors Appoints Nine New Members United Way of Westchester and Putnam’s Board of Directors appointed nine community-minded professionals to its roster at the end of 2022 for three-year terms. Joining the 20 sitting board members are Carmelo Alvarado, Leroy Frazer, Amanda Michael, Stephen Moroney,  Nino Pesce, Dr. […]

Read More

United Way is Accepting Community Impact Grant Proposals

United Way of Westchester and Putnam is now accepting financial requests from local nonprofits to support program or operational efforts. The United Way of Westchester and Putnam Community Impact Fund supports local nonprofits serving the needs of the underprivileged, marginalized, or ALICE (those who are employed but are living paycheck-to-paycheck) populations in Westchester or […]

Read More

Six Awarded Ruth Taylor Scholarships

Ruth Taylor Scholarship winners pictured left to right: Tara Battersby, Sarah Cassidy, Betsey Goldwasser, and Maura Knackstedt. Not pictured are Denisse Nunez and Nakeah Wade.  United Way of Westchester and Putnam announced the awarding of scholarships collectively totaling $16,000 from its Ruth Taylor Scholarship Fund to six Westchester graduate students […]

Read More

United Way of Westchester and Putnam facilitates Diaper Distribution 

Two pallets of donated diapers were given out to the community  United Way of Westchester and Putnam distributed two pallets of diapers to the Child Care Council of Westchester, Inc. and 914 Cares to ensure that struggling families have enough diapers for their infants and toddlers.    “Many families are enduring economic challenges that cause […]

Read More