Greenwich United Way Community Investment Process Supports Supplies for Success Program at Neighbor to Neighbor Through 2018 Extension Grant

Annual Campaign funds provided eligible youth with a new backpack filled with school supplies at no cost.

GREENWICH, Conn., Tuesday, September 18, 2018 — The Greenwich United Way (GUW) Board of Directors approved a grant totaling $5,000 towards the Supplies for Success program at Neighbor to Neighbor. The back-to-school program provides eligible youth in the Greenwich community with a new backpack filled with school supplies at no cost. The distribution of Greenwich United Way Annual Campaign funds reflects the recommendations of the volunteers who participated in the 2017-2018 Community Investment Process and our Grants Committee.

“While recognizing that there will never be enough dollars to fully satisfy every pressing need, we strive to serve the greatest number of people coping with the most significant issues as identified through the Greenwich United Way 2016 Assessment of Human Services Needs and State of Greenwich Statistical Portrait (Needs Assessment),” said Greenwich United Way CEO, David Rabin, in a letter to all grant recipients.

Greenwich United Way awards grants through the organization’s Community Investment Process to local agencies that demonstrated a clear, quantifiable outcome with measurable results. These partner agencies are required to provide measures with well-established goals in each program that funding is requested for. Funds requested from the Greenwich United Way are used to help sustain and launch critically important services.

“Neighbor to Neighbor ensures economically vulnerable Greenwich residents have basic necessities such as food and clothing. We are grateful for the Greenwich United Way’s support since 2012 to help us create access to healthy and nutritious food to combat the increasing incidence of diabetes, childhood obesity and to help close the achievement gap. This year’s extension grant will also address the achievement gap by allowing us to provide backpacks and school supplies to 250 low-income students. The Greenwich United Way and Neighbor to Neighbor are giving every student the chance to start the school year prepared and confident, ready to learn and succeed,” said Neighbor to Neighbor Executive Director, Nancy Coughlin.

Greenwich United Way will be launching their 2018-19 Community Investment Process (CIP) later this month. The application process will be open to all human services agencies serving Greenwich residents. Funding is scheduled to commence in February 2019. Greenwich United Way CEO, David Rabin, Greenwich United Way Board member, Donna Byrnes, and Greenwich United Way Director of Community Impact, Rob Moore, will lead the volunteer orientation and training later this month. All volunteers are required to attend one session. Dates are as follows: Friday, September 21, 2018, 9:30-11am, Monday, September 24, 2018, 5:30-7pm and Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 8:30am-10am.

For more information or to volunteer to be involved in the Community Investment Process, please contact the Director of Community Impact, Rob Moore, by phone at (203) 612-9587 or email (

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About Greenwich United Way
The Greenwich United Way (GUW) shares a name with approximately 1,200 other similar organizations across the nation, although the Greenwich, Connecticut division is a privately incorporated, locally governed, nonprofit agency. As a volunteer-driven organization, the Greenwich United Way exists to help identify and address the health, educational and self-sufficiency needs specific to its local community and to create and affect meaningful, lasting solutions. Through various fundraising efforts and on-going research, the organization is able to directly grant the funds necessary to accomplish this goal. The Greenwich United Way also invests in and conducts collaborative efforts to address broad-based community needs with partnering nonprofit agencies. Visit Greenwich United Way online to learn more ( Instagram @GreenwichUnitedWay Twitter @GreenwichUW #WeAreGreenwich

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