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United Way Announces $1.5 Million in Grant Opportunities for Westchester Nonprofits

United Way of Westchester and Putnam announced it would administer $1.5 million in grants to local nonprofits serving Westchester County through the Emergency Food and Shelter Program. “Housing and food insecurity still plague many residents in Westchester County,” said United Way President and CEO Tom Gabriel. “In response, the United […]

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Three Fordham Students Awarded Ruth Taylor Scholarships

United Way of Westchester and Putnam announced the awarding of $3,000 scholarships from its Ruth Taylor Fund to three Westchester graduate students pursuing master’s degrees at Fordham University’s School of Social Work. The three recipients are Mariam Abu of New Rochelle, Sandy Castillo Guiracocha of Thornwood, and Tyrone Jones of […]

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United Way Awards Grants to Support Flooding Recovery Efforts

The United Way of Westchester and Putnam announced that 10 nonprofits were granted about $50,000 collectively as part of the organization’s crisis response to the recent flooding caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida in Westchester County.    The grants were awarded to nonprofits providing emergency relief to underprivileged, marginalized or […]

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15 Families Receive ‘Joy’ and ‘Hope’ this Holidays from United Way and American Christmas

The holidays for the past couple of years have been difficult for Quinn Jackson of Yonkers. Lupus and other medical issues have compromised her immune system, and the single mother of six has been unable to work. Jackson and her children were one of 15 families chosen by United Way […]

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Barnes & Noble Launches 2021 Holiday Book Drive to Benefit UWWP

Barnes & Noble Westchester invites customers to give the gift of reading to people in need during the company’s annual Holiday Book Drive, taking place November 1 through December 5.  The Barnes & Noble Holiday Book Drive provides customers the opportunity to donate books to non-profit organizations. Last year, Barnes […]

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Illuminations at American Christmas to benefit United Way of Westchester and Putnam

American Christmas is hosting a Christmas wonder this holiday season. On select days between November 27 and December 23, American Christmas will host a walkthrough Christmas light exhibit at their showroom in Mount Vernon. Admission to the event is $5 a person. All of the proceeds will benefit the work […]

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Nominations of Westchester Families Needed for Christmas Tree Giveaway from United Way and American Christmas

United Way of Westchester and Putnam (United Way) and American Christmas want to make the upcoming holiday season exceptionally festive for struggling families in Westchester. They are teaming up to give artificial Christmas trees, complete with lights and ornaments provided by American Christmas, to 15 families nominated by nonprofits and […]

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United Way Offers Grants to Support Flooding Recovery Efforts

The United Way of Westchester and Putnam announced that it is accepting grant proposals from nonprofits in Westchester County as part of its crisis response to the recent flooding. The organization will be awarding grants between $2,500 and $5,000 to support 1) local nonprofits providing emergency relief to underprivileged, marginalized […]

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UWWP AND 211 HELP RESIDENTS SUBMIT EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM APPLICATIONS

Barbara, a Mount Vernon resident, has fallen behind on her rent because she has been unemployed since the COVID-19 pandemic. Although she began her new job, the back rent she owes is still hanging over her head. Like Barbara, thousands of residents were financially impacted by the pandemic, and many […]

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