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United Way 211 Hudson Valley earns AIRS Accreditation 

United Way’s 211 Helpline of the Hudson Valley completed the Alliance of Information and Referral (AIRS) Accreditation Program, which is specifically for programs engaged in the specialized field of Information and Referrals (I&R). The accreditation process measures an agency’s organizational compliance with expected practices within the field.    “We are […]

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Mount Vernon and United Way of Westchester and Putnam Announce Their Financial Navigator Partnership

The City of Mount Vernon is pleased to partner with the United Way of Westchester and Putnam on the 2022 Financial Navigators program. The Financial Navigators program is a free service that has been helping Mount Vernon residents better manage the continuing financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic since 2020. […]

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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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United Way Announces $1.5 Million in Grant Opportunities for Westchester Nonprofits

United Way of Westchester and Putnam announced it would administer $1.5 million in grants to local nonprofits serving Westchester County through the Emergency Food and Shelter Program. “Housing and food insecurity still plague many residents in Westchester County,” said United Way President and CEO Tom Gabriel. “In response, the United […]

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Three Keynote Speakers Announced for 2022 Nonprofit Leadership Summit

United Way of Westchester and Putnam revealed that three amazing women will be keynote speakers at the Nonprofit Leadership Summit 2022, held in a hybrid capacity on Friday, March 25. Angela F. Williams, CEO of United Way Worldwide, will be headlining the day. Also speaking are Cristina Alesci, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer of Chobani and former CNN […]

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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 Board of Directors Appoints Four New Members

United Way of Westchester and Putnam’s Board of Directors announced the appointment of four community-minded professionals to its roster. Joining the 21 sitting board members are Christina Armentano, Executive Vice President, Paraco Gas Corporation; Marjorie De La Cruz, Senior Vice President, Global Chief Compliance and Ethics Officer, PepsiCo; Michelle A. Nicholas, Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity […]

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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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15 Families Receive ‘Joy’ and ‘Hope’ this Holidays from United Way and American Christmas

The holidays for the past couple of years have been difficult for Quinn Jackson of Yonkers. Lupus and other medical issues have compromised her immune system, and the single mother of six has been unable to work. Jackson and her children were one of 15 families chosen by United Way […]

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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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