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Bracket-Style Fundraising Tournament to Raise Awareness and Funds for Connecticut Charities

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02/13/2018

CONNECTICUT -- Next month, 59 nonprofits in Connecticut will have the opportunity to win $10,000 on top of the money they raise through Brackets for Good – Connecticut, a month-long competitive fundraising tournament that inspires community members to learn about and rally behind charitable nonprofits. 

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Westport Warm Up Fund Continues To Accept Donations

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02/02/2018

WESTPORT, CT -- The Warm Up Fund is a collaborative effort between the United Way of Coastal Fairfield County, the Department of Human Services, the Westport Woman's Club (WWC) and the Clergy Association. "We come together to ensure that no one is left out in the cold," Daignault said. "The monies ...

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Nonprofit Organizations Invited To Participate in Give Local Greater Waterbury and Litchfield Hills

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01/30/2018

WATERBURY, CT -- On April 24 and 25, 2018, Connecticut Community Foundation will host its sixth annual online community giving event, Give Local Greater Waterbury and Litchfield Hills. Nonprofit organizations who serve the region are invited to register now.  Ion Bank Foundation is the presenting sponsor.

New Accounts at Schwab Charitable Jump 91% in 2017’s Second Half

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01/23/2018

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- The number of new accounts at Schwab Charitable rose 91 percent from July to December last year, over the same period in 2016, the philanthropic-services provider announced Tuesday.  The bulk of the grant making occurred from July to December, when Schwab donors gave $900 million through 230,000 grants.

The Giving Fund Deadline Extended

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01/10/2018

DANBURY, CT -- As in previous years, the United Way of Western Connecticut administers the fund at no charge, so 100 percent of the donations go to the cases. Any donations received above the amount needed for a case will benefit underfunded cases. If all are funded, then the money will be used for other United ...

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An Update on the Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico Relief Fund

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01/10/2018

NEW BRITAIN, CT -- Since establishing the fund within 48 hours of the devastating hurricane hitting the island of Puerto Rico we’ve collected $41,428 in gifts and grants from individuals and organizations including support from our own foundation and the American Savings Foundation. An additional $7,500 was granted and designated by our Foundation for local efforts raising our total amounted committed to $48,928.

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Editorial: The Rewards of the Giving Fund

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12/10/2017

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, CT -- United Way of Coastal Fairfield and United Way of Western Connecticut have partnered with Hearst Connecticut Media Group to provide funds with those in need. The Hearst papers publish brief stories with anonymous names and invite readers to donate to a case that resonates to them. Every cent raised goes directly to the client, as the resources to run the program are donated.

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Bridgeport Giving Fund: $400 for College Textbooks Needed

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12/07/2017

BRIDGPORT, CT -- The Connecticut Post is proud to be working for a ninth year with United Way of Coastal Fairfield County and LifeBridge Community Services (formerly FSW) in Bridgeport on a Giving Fund this holiday season. Every Thursday through the end of the year, the Connecticut Post will publish short stories about local families and people in need of a helping hand. The names of those included have been changed to protect their privacy.

 

The Giving Fund: Help Needed for Rent, Utilities, Other Bills

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12/06/2017

DANBURY, CT -- During the holiday season, The News-Times, in partnership with the United Way of Western Connecticut, will present six cases like Hector’s every Thursday as part of The Giving Fund campaign. The stories highlighted each week will outline how a local resident or family, whose names have been changed to protect their privacy, could be helped by receiving a specific dollar amount.

A Need is Identified, and United Way Donors Answer

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12/05/2017

FAIR HAVEN, CT -- United Way of Greater New Haven learned late last week that the influx of families from Puerto Rico was straining the food delivery efforts in Fair Haven. United Way donors answered the call for help, and in just a few days, we collected $3,750—enough to provide food for 75 families.

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