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United Way Works to Close the Transportation Gap

United Way of Westchester and Putnam launched its Ride United Transportation Access program to address unmet transportation needs for individuals and families across the Westchester and Putnam counties. The Ride United Transportation Access Program offers free Lyft rides to residents without access to a vehicle or public transportation. These rides […]

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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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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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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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United Way Offers Free Lyft Ride to Vaccine Appointments

United Way of Westchester and Putnam is partnering with Lyft to offer free rides to individuals needing transportation to and from vaccine appointments. The program covers up to $25 in each direction. The individual must cover any expenses beyond $25. The program is open to Westchester and Putnam residents. Medicaid […]

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