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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 Distributes 128 Sealy Tempur Mattresses

The United Way The United Way Impact team distributed 128 mattresses to families and individuals in need.

The United WayThe United Way of Westchester and Putnam (United Way) is excited to announce that about a hundred families recently received new mattresses through its Essential Goods for Basic Needs program, thanks to a generous donation from Sealy Tempur through Good360. United Way distributed 128 high-quality mattresses to local nonprofits, enabling them to better serve their clients […]

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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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211 Helpline Sees 20% Increase in Calls, Reflecting Growing Community Needs

From left to From left to right: Cassandra Rajcumar, 211 Director of Programs and Services; State Senator Peter Harckham, UWWP President and CEO Tom Gabriel, NYS Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart Cousins, United Way's Chief Information and Referral Officer Lini Jacob, and Rachel Estroff, Chief of Staff for State Senator Shelley Mayer.

The White PlainsThe White Plains community resource center for United Way’s 211 Helpline, which serves the Hudson Valley, Long Island, and Adirondack regions, has reported a remarkable 20% surge in call volume from January to June 2023 compared to the same period in 2022. This upswing in calls underscores the critical role that […]

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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 Delivers Food & Fun to Homes

United Way delivers weekly food parcels with books and activities to 700 low-income families with school-aged children in Westchester and Putnam this summer. It will also provide backpacks filled with school supplies to each school-aged child. The program, which partners with Feeding Westchester in Westchester County and the Food Bank of […]

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