Connecticut United Ways Release Groundbreaking Study


United Ways in Connecticut are releasing a groundbreaking study showing the impact of economic hardship in Connecticut in a way not often recognized in the past. The report uses ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) as a term to describe the many people in our state who work hard every day, but still struggle to make ends meet.

Click here to read more about this groundbreaking and thought provoking study and to see how the Valley compares to the rest of the state.

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Campaign Updates

The 2014-2015 Campaign is Going Strong!

Energizer2014-01Check out stories from all of our participating corporate partners on our Campaign page.

We are on a mission to raise $1,050,000 to support our Valley community. What our community needs is you! Click here to find out how you can help make a difference to your friends, neighbors and coworkers.

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Community Gala Save the Date

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Valley Council Selects Youth Leadership as Program of the Year

Youth Leaders 2014-2015

The Valley Council for Health & Human Services has named Valley United Way’s Youth Leadership Program as its “Program of the Year”. The award will be presented to the Youth Leadership Program at the Council’s Annual Meeting to be held on December 2 at Grassy Hill Lodge in Derby 7:30 am. Continue reading

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Retirement Finance Series – Estate Planning Is Postponed

One major decision that everyone is eventually confronted with is retirement – when, how, how long and how well. The one thing that you don’t want to do is hesitate to plan now!

This series of educational programs at United Way sponsored by Pitney Bowes, is focusing on everything you need to know about planning for and living a successful retirement. The sessions on Social Security  and Estate Planning have been postponed and will be rescheduled in 2015.

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Leadership Greater Valley Holds Graduation


Leadership Greater Valley, a unique collaborative effort by  Valley United Way, the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Valley Council graduated a class of 19 on November 12 with a reception at Tavern 1757 in Seymour. Over the course of the program, participants attended weekly sessions designed to sharpen their personal leadership styles and to introduce them to current leaders in all walks of life in the Valley. Click here to learn more about the program.

Here are some pictures from the graduation reception:


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High School Volunteer Council Begins New Year

HSVC-Jewell-161Valley United Way High School Volunteer Council held their kick off event yesterday at Camp Jewell.  Twenty eight students and seven school advisers from the Valley High Schools boarded the bus bright and early 7:00 A.M. at Nolan Field and left for a day long trip to Camp Jewell in Colebrook Connecticut. Continue reading

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Ned Miller Wins Historical Society Honor

miller,nedNed Miller, a long time member of the Board of Directors including stints as Chairman and Campaign Chairman, has been named as the winner of the prestigious Dr. John Ireland Howe Award by the Derby Historical Society. The Dr. John I. Howe Award is awarded to a businessman or woman, individual, group, firm, corporation, or industry whose presence has consistently benefited one or more communities in the Valley region in the spirit of its namesake. This benefit is either through activism, perseverance, and/or philanthropy to the extent that the Derby Historical Society recognizes that they will be remembered in an historical context by future generations.  Continue reading

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Valley United Way Receives Community Partnership Award


VNAValley United Way was very pleased to receive the Community Partnership Award from the Visiting Nurse Association of South Central Connecticut (VNA/SCC) at their 110th Annual Meeting held Monday night at Anthony’s Ocean View in New Haven. Continue reading

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