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Community-wide Effort Responds to Critical Medical Equipment Needs

UTICA, NY – The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties and the United Way of the Valley and Greater Utica Area (VGU)...

Single Community Fund Established for Pandemic Response

March 20, 2020 – Utica, NY
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United Way Secures Funding for Ready for Kindergarten (R4K) In Five School Districts in Herkimer County

January 2020 – Utica, NY
 
United Way of the Valley & Greater Utica Area’s R4K (Ready for Kindergarten) initiative secured funding through the System of Care with Herkimer County in the amount of $272,250 to sustain  the program in two school...

Marc Butler and Waterfront Grille Owners, Rocky & Barb Fiato Hosted 17th Annual United Way Fundraiser

January 19, 2019 – Herkimer, NY. On Sunday, January 19, Former Assemblyman Marc Butler as well as Rocky and Barb Fiato, owners of the Waterfront Grille, hosted the 17th Annual United Way Tailgate Party for the NFL Divisional Round playoff games. The event took place at the Waterfront...

F.X. Matt Brewing Company Donates $58,535 to United Way of the Valley & Greater Utica Area

January, 2019 – Utica NY
 
United Way and F.X. Matt Brewing Company have forged a partnership like no other. For 21 years, Saranac Thursday and Concert Series has been a staple in the Mohawk Valley and a major fundraiser benefiting United Way of the Valley...

United Way and Partners Host Kindergarten Transition Summit

October 25, 2020

United Way of the Valley & Greater Utica Area and its partners brought a summit focused on presenting best practices around how to transition children into kindergarten. Earlier this year, NYS Department of Education held a similar Kindergarten Transition Summit where local communities who attended could apply to bring this summit...

October 10th 2019 | World Homeless Day

Bringing awareness to the problems surrounding housing and homelessness in local communities around the world.
United Way of the Valley & Greater Utica Area partnered with WKTV to bring attention to the issues here in the Mohawk Valley and how we are...

Providing Free Lunch to Local Youth

August 2, 2019
 
Utica, NY - In the city of Utica, 85% of students receive free or reduced lunches at school. During the summer months, a community lunch program helps to provide meals when children are not in school. This summer, however, that program was very close to disappearing. United Way of the Valley and Greater Utica Area (...

United Way Volunteers Pack 35K Meals for Local Food Pantries

June 25, 2019
 
Utica, NY - United Way of the Valley & Greater Utica Area, with approximately 100 volunteers, packaged 35,000 meals for local food pantries in Oneida and Herkimer Counties to help alleviate this burden, keeping families’ costs down and children’s stomachs full.
 
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June 14, 2019 – Utica NY – United Way of the Valley & Greater Utica Area partner Cliff’s Local Market generously hosted community volunteers...

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