Preschoolers Benefit from Literacy Kits Created by Stamford Company

uBreakiFix Partners With United Way to Give Back to Stamford Community

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Employees at the Stamford technology repair company, uBreakiFix, took a break from their usual duties last May  to create literacy kits to benefit local preschoolers.

United Way of Western Connecticut partnered with the company to coordinate this activity. It benefits low-income Stamford children, many of whom have limited access to books and other materials that foster early literacy.

The 50 kits include an age-appropriate book and craft supplies, colored markers, and construction paper. The kits were distributed to children who attend Childcare Learning Centers (CLC), an accredited preschool in Stamford that serves primarily low-income families. More than 75% of the children at CLC qualify for free or reduced-price lunch.

By partnering with United Way of Western Connecticut, uBreakiFix employees had fun and were able to do something meaningful for their community without ever leaving their workplace.

"At uBreakiFix, our work is defined by helping people." said Chris Laraia, owner of the Stamford store and three others in Fairfield County. "We put the needs of the youth in our community first and are always looking for new ways to reach and support local children and families."

To find out how you can work with United Way of Western Connecticut to create meaningful workplace volunteer activities, contact Stacy Schulman at 203-826-8479 or

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