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Featured Profile: Emma Healy

Emma is a Social Work Intern nearing the completion of her placement at United Way of Westchester and Putnam. She is currently working on our United2Read literacy initiative, which includes the distribution of books and activities to children as well as a recently launched online section to the program. “I […]

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United Way distributes linens donated by Brooklinen to women’s shelters in Westchester and Putnam

United Way of Westchester and Putnam (UWWP) distributed donated items to several women’s shelters in Westchester and Putnam as part of a Women’s History Month initiative highlighting stories of organizations supporting women in their communities. Hope’s Door, My Sisters’ Place, Putnam/Northern Westchester Women’s Resource Center, and YWCA White Plains and […]

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United Way Supports YWCA’s Center for Racial Equity

United Way of Westchester and Putnam awarded the YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester $5,000 to support its Center for Racial Equity and the anti-racism trainings which will be held there. Opening in April 2021 the Center for Racial Equity is a dedicated space for working towards advancing racial equity in Westchester county providing […]

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United Way Announces $500,000 in Grants Awarded

United Way Announces $500,000 in Grants Awarded WHITE PLAINS, NY (March 15, 2021) United Way of Westchester and Putnam announced that 30 local nonprofits were collectively awarded $500,000 from Phase 38 of the Emergency Food and Shelter Program. These grants are the fourth round of funding administered by United Way, […]

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United Way Expands United2Read Program

WHITE PLAINS, NY (March 11, 2021) United Way of Westchester and Putnam (UWWP) has expanded its United2Read program to include online access to additional literacy resources. Individuals can sign-up to access activity sheets or receive additional books and literacy kits on a rotating basis. These resources supplement the current distributions […]

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United Way Grants WEDC Funds for Entrepreneurship Training

WHITE PLAINS, NY (March 2, 2021) United Way of Westchester and Putnam awarded the Women’s Enterprise Development Center $5,000 towards its Spanish 60-Hour Entrepreneurship Training Course. Studies show self-employment through entrepreneurship provides low-income individuals with the opportunity to step out of poverty or supplement low wages earned in the job […]

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