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YWCA, United Way to Host ‘Speak Up, Speak Out’

On Thursday, February 27, at 6:30 pm, YWCA Greenwich and the Greenwich United Way will host an event called “Speak Up, Speak Out: Celebrating Our Stories with Kane Smego.” This dynamic interactive performance focuses on issues of race, gender, community building, and the stories that we all carry. Through spoken word poetry, Kane takes listeners on a journey exploring the role that our layered identities, experiences, and stories play in leadership, community engagement, and building relationships across lines of difference. read more...

Sole Sisters Shoe Drive to Benefit Neighbor to Neighbor

The Greenwich United Way Sole Sisters will host a shoe and sock drive March 25-April 5 to benefit Neighbor to Neighbor’s clothing room, which provides clothing for those in need. Donors are asked to bring new and gently used shoes and new socks to the Greenwich United Way office, Perrot Library or Shoes ‘N’ More. Shoes ‘N’ More will also host a special event in conjunction with the drive on April 3, donating 15% of all purchases that day to the Greenwich United Way. read more...

Greenwich United Way Grants Extension to Food Bank

Greenwich United Way CEO, David Rabin, sent a letter to all existing Community Investment grantees on May 24, with the news that the organization would be providing additional funds towards programs that met human service needs of the Greenwich community by June 30. “We will consider applications for funding for programs in the following three fields of service: Crisis/Self-Sufficiency, Children and Families and Older Adults,” said Rabin. read more...

United Way Moves Office to 500 W. Putnam Ave.

The Greenwich United Way moved from 1 Lafayette Court to a more functional location at 500 W. Putnam Ave., Suite 415 on July 8. “The new space will better allow us to continue our mission to meet the needs of the community through our Community Investment Fund and help us launch our new Direct Impact Programs,” said Greenwich United Way CEO, David Rabin, in an email to constituents, donors and volunteers. The first business day at the new location was Monday, July 10. read more...

Reading Champions Program Celebrates End of Year

The Greenwich United Way recently awarded 450 students participating in the Reading Champions program during the 2016/17 school year. Each student completed the literacy program at one of 14 sites where tutors utilize the Reading A-Z program to help improve reading fluency. Reading Champions tutors presented their students with a certificate of achievement, Reading Champions medal and book at each site location ceremony. The Reading Champions program is in its ninth year and 137 trained tutors volunteered at 14 locations, 10 public elementary schools and four after school programs. read more...

Greenwich United Way Welcomes New Board Members

“Local Insights. Lasting Results, the Greenwich United Way tag line says it all,” declared Greenwich United Way Board Chair, Karen Keegan, following a passed motion to elect five new members to the organization’s Board of Directors: Anne Franscioni, Diane Viton, Frank Carpenteri, Joui Hessel and Nancy Kail, and four members to its Advisory Board: Ken Mifflin, Lisa Baird, Frances Deutsch and Mary Laughlin during the organization’s Annual Meeting at Innis Arden Golf Club. read more...