Human Services

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 ...

Thursday, December 14, 2017
Giving Fund: Families Try to Stick Together Through Holiday Season

DANBURY, CT -- As it has done for several weeks now, The News-Times, in partnership with the United Way of Western Connecticut, will continue to present cases like Michael’s every Thursday through the holiday season. The six stories highlighted each week outline how a local resident or family, whose names have been changed to protect their privacy, could be helped by receiving an estimated dollar amount.

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.

Friday, December 8, 2017
$60,000 Awarded for Northwest Corner Critical Needs

TORRINGTON, CT -- The Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation through the Draper Foundation Fund, the Marion Wm. and Alice Edwards Fund, and through gifts made by an anonymous local donor, has awarded 53 charitable organizations serving some of the area’s most economically distressed residents grants totaling $60,000. Grants will help provide the most basic of necessities – food, warm clothing and shelter.

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.