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Independent Evaluation Affirms the Success of Education United Afterschool Program

An independent evaluation of the first year of United Way of Westchester and Putnam’s Education United Academic and Enrichment Afterschool Program, which provides a free bilingual afterschool program to students from marginalized populations, found that it had many significant successes during the 22-23 school year. It is funded through the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program. Education […]

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United Way Spreads Holiday Cheer with American Christmas Partnership

United Way of Westchester and Putnam is proud to announce its heartwarming partnership with American Christmas to bring joy and festive spirit to 15 deserving Westchester families during the holiday season. In a display of collective generosity, these families, who have faced various challenges throughout the year, will receive beautifully decorated and pre-lit artificial Christmas trees to […]

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United Way, DoorDash, and the City of Mount Vernon Give Gift Cards to Residents

The City of Mount Vernon, DoorDash, and United Way of Westchester and Putnam expanded their partnership to distribute DoorDash gift cards to address food insecurity from residents in Mount Vernon. DoorDash is working with Mount Vernon Mayor Patterson-Howard and United Way to help reduce food insecurity tied to the company’s commitment to support the White House Conference on Hunger, […]

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Sen. Mayer Partners with United Way to Collect School Supplies for Port Chester Students

NYS Senator Shelley Mayer teamed up with United Way of Westchester and Putnam to host school supply drives throughout her district. United Way donated the collected items to the Port Chester School District to give to their students and teachers. “There are many families living from paycheck to paycheck in Westchester,’’ said Tom Gabriel, CEO of United Way of Westchester […]

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Four Westchester Residents Awarded Ruth Taylor Scholarships

United Way of Westchester and Putnam announced the awarding of scholarships collectively totaling $16,000 from its Ruth Taylor Scholarship Fund to four Westchester graduate students pursuing master’s degrees in social work or public health. The four recipients are Layla Barreto, 21, of Port Chester; Stephanie Blackwell, 46, of New Rochelle; Christopher Chino-Marin, 25, of New Rochelle; and Arden Taylor Guice, 26, of Larchmont. “Being chosen […]

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United Way Distributes 128 Sealy Tempur Mattresses

The United Way The United Way Impact team distributed 128 mattresses to families and individuals in need.

The United WayThe United Way of Westchester and Putnam (United Way) is excited to announce that about a hundred families recently received new mattresses through its Essential Goods for Basic Needs program, thanks to a generous donation from Sealy Tempur through Good360. United Way distributed 128 high-quality mattresses to local nonprofits, enabling them to better serve their clients in Westchester and Putnam. This […]

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Day 3 Racism and Housing

Racism and Housing Day 3: Affordable Housing Disparities The United States is facing a severe affordable housing crisis. According to the National Low Income Housing Coalition, there is a shortage of 7.3 million affordable and available rental homes for extremely low-income renters. People of color, low-income households, and families with children feel this shortage most […]

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