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As a convener and provider of resources, United Way has always been uniquely positioned in the community, in partnership with the nonprofit and government sector, to respond, provide assistance, and support residents during times of uncertainty.

The Impact of United Way of Westchester and Putnam's COVID-19 Response and Recovery Efforts

families to benefit from UWWP's COVID-19 Response and Recover Efforts to date*

$1.6 Million Administered by UWWP

to nonprofits in Westchester and Putnam through the Federal Emergency Food and Shelter Program

$120,000 First-Round Allocation

of UWWP's COVID-19 Crisis Response and Recovery Fund
to 31 nonprofits serving our communities

406,655 lbs of Groceries

distributed for free to 18,925 households
in Westchester and Putnam counties.

$9 Million Worth of Essential Goods

given to our nonprofit, academic and government partners to meet the basic needs of the people we serve.

95,185 Calls Received

by our 211 Helpline from March 1 - December 31, 2020.

$15,000 Worth of Diapers

provided to nonprofits to distribute to Westchester families in need.

117,500 Pairs of Bombas® Socks

given out to over 100 nonprofits in the NY Metropolitan area to share with their clients. Did you know that socks are the most requested item from clients at homeless shelters?

4,505 Hot Meals Delivered

through the Heroes and Homebound Hot Meals Program to the homes of seniors, immune-compromised individuals, first responders and healthcare workers.

21,296 Books and Activities

distributed to families to encourage at-home learning through our community partners, such as Camp Morty.

700 Rolls of Toilet Paper

provided to food pantry recipients during the supply shortage.

500 Gift Cards

to supermarkets given to food pantry recipients to allow them to purchase grocery staples that are currently unavailable through the food bank.

250 Healthcare Workers

and first responders received meals from UWWP while at work, including those at Westchester Medical Center, White Plains Hospital and Putnam County Hospital Center.

*approximately (based upon number of people impacted as reported in grant proposals, food distribution events, etc.) 

While United Way of Westchester and Putnam remains committed to our community, its residents, businesses and the nonprofit sector, WE CANNOT DO THIS WITHOUT YOU – we need help and financial support now more than ever.

We are all in this together. Thank you.

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Other Ways to Give:

Give by Check

Mail a check made payable to United Way of Westchester and Putnam to our secure lockbox at: United Way of Westchester and Putnam Gift Processing Center, Box 8000, Department 952, Buffalo, NY 14267-0002.

Give by Phone

You can make a credit card contribution over the phone by calling our controller at 914.997.6700 x 708.

Give Stock

You can make a gift of securities directly to United Way. Please call our controller at 914.997.6700 x 708.

Give Though your Donor Advised Fund

You can make a gift through your Donor Advised Fund by requesting that a grant be made from your fund to United Way.

Give a Tax Free Gift

If you are 70 ½ or older, you can make a tax-free gift using the charitable IRA rollover. ($100,000 maximum annually).

Honor a Loved One

You can recognize a special friend or family members by making a gift in their honor or memory.

Leave a Legacy

You can leave a legacy of your local support with a gift to United Way in your will or estate plans.

Give Guidelines To be eligible for a 2021 tax deduction:

· Checks mailed to United Way must be postmarked by December 31, 2021.
· Credit card contributions must be completed by December 31, 2021.
· Stock transfers must be completed and asset received by United Way by December 31, 2021.

Your donations are used to support the Putnam and Westchester communities.

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United Way of Westchester and Putnam’s (UWWP) last financial report filed with the office of the Attorney General is available at, and upon request, may also be obtained by calling UWWP at 914-997-6700 ext. 708 or at the UWWP office at 336 Central Park Avenue, White Plains or from the New York State Office of the Attorney General at or 28 Liberty Street, NY, NY 10005 or by calling 212-416-8401. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by the law.