Human Services

Friday, February 2, 2018
Westport Warm Up Fund Continues To Accept Donations

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 ...

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
The Giving Fund Deadline Extended

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 ...

Sunday, December 10, 2017
Editorial: The Rewards of the Giving Fund

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.

Thursday, December 7, 2017
Bridgeport Giving Fund: $400 for College Textbooks Needed

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.


Wednesday, December 6, 2017
The Giving Fund: Help Needed for Rent, Utilities, Other Bills

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.