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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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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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United Way of Westchester and Putnam facilitates Diaper Distribution 

Two pallets of donated diapers were given out to the community  United Way of Westchester and Putnam distributed two pallets of diapers to the Child Care Council of Westchester, Inc. and 914 Cares to ensure that struggling families have enough diapers for their infants and toddlers.    “Many families are enduring economic challenges that cause […]

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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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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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