On September 28, 2017, we were thrilled to unveil the Veteran’s Garden at the Central New York Veterans Outreach Center along with representatives from Curtis Lumber Company, Stone Age Landscaping LLC and The Hartford. Generously funded by The Hartford employees and various partner’s donations, the garden features raised-bed plots and rain collection systems. Construction of the Veteran’s Garden was made possible through collaboration between United Way, The Hartford, Curtis Lumber Company, Home Builders and Remodelers Association of the Mohawk Valley, Stone Age Landscaping LLC, and Westminster Moriah Olivet Presbyterian Church. Signs were provided by Utica Sign and Graphics.
On September 21, 2017, United Way of the Valley and Greater Utica Area kicked off its 96th annual campaign at the thINCubator in Utica today. The campaign kick off marked the start of our annual fundraising effort and gave us an opportunity to thank local companies, donors, and volunteers for their generosity and commitment to our community. Guests including donors, business and community leaders, volunteers, and nonprofit leadership enjoyed live entertainment by local musician Gary Johnson the "one man band." Special thanks to event sponsor A Moveable Feast by O'Connor's.