We believe volunteers change lives and build happier, stronger communities.
In the last year, United Way of Western Connecticut volunteers logged in more than 15,500 hours helping the communities we serve. Volunteers ranged in age from 11 to 93!
People volunteered in a variety of ways—from assembling backpacks, weekend reading to preschool children, to cleaning up local parks.A highlight this year was the STEM Street Fair, with corporations providing fun, interactive science and math activities for students at Danbury’s South Street School and Boys & Girls Club of Stamford.
The volunteers had a great time and loved watching students' faces light up with delight. One of the participating school principal said many students deemed it “the best day ever.”
Every member of our community deserves an opportunity to thrive, but not everyone is food secure, has access to educational supports, or the resources to become financially empowered.
Every family deserves a chance to be successful. Although not every family in our community has those opportunities, YOU have the power to change that.
Together, we have the ability to make a difference in our community. Your involvement and volunteer service helps us achieve measurable, lasting impacts on the lives of struggling local families.