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More Than 1,000 Connecticut Residents Benefit from the Connecticut United Ways COVID-19 Response Fund

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05/14/2020

ROCKY HILL, CT -- The Connecticut United Ways COVID-19 Response Fund has announced that more than 1,000 households across the state have now benefited from the Fund. The Fund is a unique joint effort launched by all 15 United Ways in Connecticut to help those who lost jobs, wages, or childcare, or who were otherwise financially affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA) Aims to Help Families Struggling to Make Ends Meet

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02/06/2019

BRIDGEPORT, CT -- Members of the Greater Bridgeport Family Economic Security Coalition, elected government officials, coordinated by the Connecticut Association for Human Services (CAHS) and Internal Revenue Service have kicked-off the start of the  2019 tax season. VITA is a program sponsored by the IRS, where trained volunteers prepare and file state and federal returns for low- and moderate-income families for free. Families who generally had an income of $55,000 or less in 2018 may qualify for additional tax credits. This year’s VITA campaign is made possible with support from the United Way of Coastal Fairfield County, Citi Community Development, Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, and Near & Far Aid.

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More Than 75 Leading Foundations, Hospitals, and Local Agencies Join DataHaven Initiative

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03/19/2018

NEW HAVEN, CT -- DataHaven's 2018 Community Wellbeing Survey will allow unprecedented tracking of regional and local trends over the past three years, as well as create an even more in-depth portrait of Connecticut’s neighborhoods, when updated results are shared this fall.

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Fairfield County Bank Donates $40K to Four Local United Way Organizations

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02/07/2018

FAIRFIELD, CT -- Through a company-wide employee pledge program and corporate donations, Fairfield County Bank raised nearly $40,000 for four local United Way organizations; United Way of Western Connecticut, United Way of Coastal Fairfield County, United Way of Greater Waterbury, and United Way of ...

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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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Households Which Earned $54,000 or Less in 2017 Can File State and Federal Taxes for FREE

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01/22/2018

BRIDGEPORT, CT -- On Tuesday, January 23, 2018, at 10:00am at LifeBridge Community Services, members of the Greater Bridgeport Family Economic Security Coalition, coordinated by the Connecticut Association for Human Services (CAHS), will kick-off the start of the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) season. VITA is a program sponsored by the IRS, where trained volunteers prepare and file state and federal returns for low-moderate income families for free. Families who had an income of $54,000 or less in 2017 may qualify for free tax preparation services. 

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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.

 

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