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United Way HelpsUnited Way Helps Local Nonprofits Dispose of Nearly 6 Tons of Paper Waste 

Make a Wish Foundation was one of the organizations that participated in United Way's shred event.

Fifteen organizations turnedFifteen organizations turned out for United Way of Westchester and Putnam’s (UWWP) free Shred-It event to dispose of 300 boxes of files, which totaled about 6 tons of paper. Veolia North America underwrote the event.  Hosted by United Way of Westchester, the event took place at the offices of United Way in […]

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Westchester ALICE FamiliesWestchester ALICE Families Temporarily Benefited from Pandemic Assistance, yet the Ranks of Poverty Rose by 16%

Despite the influxDespite the influx of pandemic assistance and tax credits that benefited many Westchester households in 2021, over 125,000 families, or 34% of households, still struggled to afford the basics, according to a new report from United Way of Westchester and Putnam and its research partner United For ALICE. Additionally, the report […]

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United Way facilitates Christmas Tree Giveaway for 14 families

United Way facilitates Christmas Tree Giveaway for 14 families    United Way of Westchester and Putnam (United Way) once again partnered with American Christmas to give 14 decorated and pre-lit artificial Christmas trees to Westchester families who have struggled this year and could use some extra Christmas cheer. The families were nominated by […]

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It’s Backpack Time!

Volunteers help UWWP prepare backpacks for school-aged children United Way of Westchester and Putnam called and the volunteers answered! Volunteers from the community and local organizations are helping United Way of Westchester and Putnam with the reception, assembly, and delivery of 6,000 backpacks for school-aged children this summer. The backpacks […]

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825 Families in Westchester and Putnam Participate in the Summer Backpack Program

825 families from throughout Westchester and Putnam signed up to participate in the Summer Backpack program this summer. In the program, these households will receive weekly food parcels filled with supplemental food, books, and activities for school-aged children to enjoy throughout the summer.  The program, intended for families with students […]

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New research: 48% of People with Disabilities in Westchester and Putnam are Living in Financial Hardship

The number of people with disabilities, in both Westchester and Putnam Counties, who struggle to afford the basics is far higher than federal poverty data indicates — 48% compared to 15% — according to a NEW REPORT from United Way of Westchester and Putnam (UWWP) and its research partner United […]

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