Category: News

Greenwich United Way Community Planning Council Meets ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) Connecticut

On Friday, September 21, the Greenwich United Way Community Planning Council held its monthly meeting at Temple Sholom to discuss the growing number of Connecticut and Greenwich residents in need of critical health, education and self-sufficiency programs. Richard Porth, President & CEO, United Way of Connecticut led a presentation titled Basic Human Needs: ALICE – […]

Written by on October 23, 2018

Greenwich United Way Hosts Screening of Award-Winning Film ‘Resilience’ with Direct Impact Partners to Highlight the Early Childhood Achievement Gap Solutions Initiative

On Wednesday, September 26, the Greenwich United Way (GUW) along with Direct Impact partners; Family Centers, YMCA of Greenwich, and Greenwich Public Schools, hosted an event to promote the new Early Childhood Achievement Gap Solutions (ECAGS) program. GUW launched their research-based approach to narrow the achievement gap which focuses on two approaches: (1) Greenwich Parents […]

Written by on October 18, 2018

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 […]

Written by on September 18, 2018

Greenwich United Way Announces 2018 Community Investment Process

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. The priority areas for this grant cycle are health, education, and self-sufficiency. In a letter to past Community […]

Written by on September 12, 2018

Greenwich United Way Deepens Impact in the Community with 2nd Annual Grant Extension Investment Round

Additional funds were provided to high priority programs that meet critical health, education and self-sufficiency needs in the local community. A total of 16 partner agencies of the Greenwich United Way received grant extensions for these programs. Last month the Greenwich United Way CEO, David Rabin, announced the second annual round of grant extensions to […]

Written by on August 7, 2018

Greenwich United Way Reading Champions End-of-the-Year Celebration with Kaitlin DeBellis at the Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich

Community volunteers honor students for their dedication to improving individual reading fluency through one-on-one support.   On Wednesday, May 23, the Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich hosted an End-of-the-Year Celebration for its Reading Champions. The Greenwich United Way’s Reading Champions program, in partnership with the Greenwich Public Schools, is a literacy program pairing Greenwich youth with […]

Written by on June 6, 2018

Greenwich Junior United Way Produce Together We Shine, the First Ever “Inclusion Event” for Abilis Clients

Teens team up with Abilis and the YWCA of Greenwich to host a special Hollywood themed red-carpet dinner and dance event aimed at strengthening community and respect for people – their differences, needs, abilities, and dreams. Greenwich based teen volunteers led and organized by the Greenwich Junior United Way (GJrUW) are working together to produce […]

Written by on June 4, 2018

Greenwich United Way Direct Impact Programs Launch Early Childhood Achievement Gap Solutions

Partnering agencies come together to launch a new effort designed to close the achievement gap in Greenwich.  Greenwich United Way, in collaboration with Impact Partners Family Centers, YMCA of Greenwich and Greenwich Public Schools, introduced a new initiative under the Greenwich United Way Direct Impact Programs during this month’s Community Planning Council meeting on Tuesday, […]

Written by on May 29, 2018

Mediterraneo, Terra, and EastEnd Host Week of Caring Benefiting Greenwich United Way Sunday, April 29 Through Saturday, May 5, 2018 

A portion of proceeds from guest dining at participating restaurants during this week will support critical health, education and self-sufficiency programs in the Greenwich community.  Greenwich United Way will partner with Z Hospitality ( again this year during the annual Week of Caring. Z Hospitality has hosted the fundraising promotion in Greenwich since 2006 and has raised over $25,000 […]

Written by on April 27, 2018

Melissa Bernstein, Co-founder of Melissa & Doug, Keynotes 13th Annual Greenwich United Way Sole Sisters Luncheon

Mother of six and Co-founder of $400 million-dollar educational toy company talks about failure and leading the #TakeBackChildhood movement.  The 13th Annual Greenwich United Way Sole Sisters Luncheon was held on Tuesday, April 24, at the Greenwich Country Club. The fundraiser brought approximately 350 attendees together in support of Greenwich United Way’s community solutions in the […]

Written by on April 25, 2018

Sole Sisters Shoe Drive Donates 1,000+ Pairs of Shoes to Local Families in Need

Greenwich United Way women’s initiative “stepped up” to collect “new” and “gently used” shoes for the Organization’s partner agency, Neighbor to Neighbor. Shoes were collected at close to a dozen Greenwich based locations, including schools and businesses. Shoes for men, women, and children in all sizes were donated with a goal “to help others step […]

Written by on April 9, 2018