Valley United Way Announces Over $470,000 In Allocations

Valley United Way’s Board of Directors met recently and approved over $470,000 in allocations for the 2014-2015 fiscal year beginning in July. The process was conducted by the Allocations Committee composed of  25 community volunteers headed by Valley United Way Board member Ron Villani. Agencies submitted funding requests in May, and committee members then visited with the agencies examining programs and budgets. Continue reading

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Financial Education Series Starts With College Planning

CollegePlanningWhen the new school year begins, Valley United Way’s Financial Education Series will also resume with a fitting topic for the beginning of a new school year – College Planning. The decision to attend college and figuring out how to pay for it is one of the most important – and costly – decisions that any family ever makes.

At the first session of this year’s series on September 24 at 5:30 at United Way sponsored by Pitney Bowes, we have John DeLeo, Financial Consultant for Ion Bank, conducting an informative session which is free, but requires advanced registration. Lear more about the series and register here.


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Beat the Heat with a Fro-Yo Treat!


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Valley United Way Completes Membership Requirements


Valley United Way is pleased to have once again completed the 2014 United Way Worldwide membership requirements. Every year, each United Way must complete a rigorous review of all aspects of its activities to ensure that high standards are met by all of the local United Ways. Continue reading

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Youth Leaders Elect Officers

YL-meeting-14-07-020Co-Secretaries: Abbi MacGregor & Andrea Alabarell of Derby High. Co-Presidents: Elise Sullivan of Shelton High & Alli Rafferty of St. Joseph’s High School. Communication Chairs: Lauren Pettinella of Oxford High & Liam Flannery of Seymour High. (Listed in order from left to right)

The 2014-2015 class of the Youth Leadership program elected their officers. Two Co-Presidents were elected as well as two Co-Secretaries. In addition, two communication chairs were elected for the first time to help the better reach their goal.

As determined by the officers, the goal is:

“To improve not only our own, but the entire group’s communication and leadership skills along with trying to leave a bigger impact on the community by getting more involved with different events.”

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Temporary Position Available

Valley United Way is looking for a Temporary Campaign Assistant

careersValley United Way is seeking a dynamic, outgoing, and motivated person to join our campaign team for the fall to assist with our Annual Community Campaign. This person will provide support for all aspects of Valley United Way’s fundraising efforts, including but not limited to, in-office support for the Director of Resource Development, cultivation and relationship management with corporate accounts, and recruitment of new business donations. The position also requires hands-on work in distributing campaign materials, site visits, and pledge form collections. Desired candidate will be friendly, professional, energetic, and a fast learner.

Click here to apply for this temporary position.

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Prudential Keeps on Giving

Prudential Continues to Support Child Hunger in the Valley


Not only was Prudential the Marquee sponsor for the successful Give A Duck project, as of June 30th, Prudential in Shelton collected 1001 kid-friendly food items in our shopping carts to boost the CVC Give-A-Duck Campaign that will be donated to  a food pantry today at 1pm.

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