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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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Illuminations at American Christmas to benefit United Way of Westchester and Putnam

American Christmas is hosting a Christmas wonder this holiday season. On select days between November 27 and December 23, American Christmas will host a walkthrough Christmas light exhibit at their showroom in Mount Vernon. Admission to the event is $5 a person. All of the proceeds will benefit the work […]

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United Way Recognizing Taryn Duffy at Annual Women’s Leadership Council Event

United Way Recognizing Taryn Duffy at Annual Women’s Leadership Council Event United Way of Westchester and Putnam is hosting its annual “Take a Walk in Her Shoes” event virtually on Tuesday, December 7 from 6-7:30pm.   Taryn Duffy, Vice President of Corporate Communications & Public Affairs at Empire City Casino […]

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Nominations of Westchester Families Needed for Christmas Tree Giveaway from United Way and American Christmas

United Way of Westchester and Putnam (United Way) and American Christmas want to make the upcoming holiday season exceptionally festive for struggling families in Westchester. They are teaming up to give artificial Christmas trees, complete with lights and ornaments provided by American Christmas, to 15 families nominated by nonprofits and […]

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United Way’s 211 Helpline to Aid in Application Completion of NYS Excluded Worker Fund

Under a new grant award from the NYS Department of Labor, United Way’s 211 Helpline of the Hudson Valley Region is now conducting education and assistance for Hudson Valley residents who think they may qualify for the newly established New York State Excluded Workers Fund.  The Excluded Workers Fund offers […]

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