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Sen. Mayer Partners with United Way to Collect School Supplies for Port Chester Students

NYS Senator Shelley Mayer teamed up with United Way of Westchester and Putnam to host school supply drives throughout her district. United Way donated the collected items to the Port Chester School District to give to their students and teachers. “There are many families living from paycheck to paycheck in Westchester,’’ said Tom Gabriel, CEO […]

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Four Westchester Residents Awarded Ruth Taylor Scholarships

United Way of Westchester and Putnam announced the awarding of scholarships collectively totaling $16,000 from its Ruth Taylor Scholarship Fund to four Westchester graduate students pursuing master’s degrees in social work or public health. The four recipients are Layla Barreto, 21, of Port Chester; Stephanie Blackwell, 46, of New Rochelle; Christopher Chino-Marin, 25, of New Rochelle; and Arden Taylor Guice, […]

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United Way Teaches Robotics to Elementary Students at Ossining Summer Program

Ossining elementary students learning to build robots.

The United Way of Westchester and Putnam announces the completion of its first Education United summer STEM program, aimed at nurturing young minds through engaging robotics education. This innovative initiative made possible through funding from the Westchester County Youth Bureau’s Invest in Kids program, brought the exciting world of STEM education to students entering third to […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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