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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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825 Families in Westchester and Putnam Participate in the Summer Backpack Program

825 families from throughout Westchester and Putnam signed up to participate in the Summer Backpack program this summer. In the program, these households will receive weekly food parcels filled with supplemental food, books, and activities for school-aged children to enjoy throughout the summer.  The program, intended for families with students […]

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New research: 48% of People with Disabilities in Westchester and Putnam are Living in Financial Hardship

The number of people with disabilities, in both Westchester and Putnam Counties, who struggle to afford the basics is far higher than federal poverty data indicates — 48% compared to 15% — according to a NEW REPORT from United Way of Westchester and Putnam (UWWP) and its research partner United […]

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UNITED WAY NOW ACCEPTING COMMUNITY IMPACT GRANT APPLICATIONS

United Way of Westchester and Putnam is now accepting financial requests from local nonprofits to support program or operational efforts. The United Way of Westchester and Putnam Community Impact Fund supports local nonprofits serving the needs of the underprivileged, marginalized, or ALICE (those who are employed but are living paycheck-to-paycheck) […]

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UNITED WAY’S RIDE UNITED PROGRAM CELEBRATES THE 50,000TH DELIVERY 

United Way of Westchester and Putnam’s Ride United Last-Mile Delivery (RULMD) initiative has completed more than 50,000 deliveries of meals, food boxes, and household supplies to vulnerable populations throughout Westchester and Putnam counties using DoorDash, since it launched in July 2020. The RULMD program is part of United Way’s national […]

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