United Way Provides Student Support in Westchester and Putnam

Studies show that school readiness contributes to a student’s success. The United Way of Westchester and Putnam invested and leveraged nearly $150,000 in education initiatives that positioned students to succeed in the remote learning environment. 
Through the first round of COVID-19 Response grants, UWWP funded the purchasing of tablets, Chromebooks, printers, and other electronic devices for organizations such as Latino U College Access (LUCA), the Guidance Center, and the Youth Shelter of Westchester. 
UWWP also provided the traditional school supplies—backpacks filled with school supplies to 2,400 students in Yonkers, New Rochelle, Mount Vernon, White Plains, Port Chester, Mount Kisco, Ossining, and Peekskill as well as throughout Putnam County.
In addition, UWWP distributed over 10,000 books through food pantries and other nonprofits to children from low- to moderate-income households.