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Do you have a budding chef in your family between the ages of 10–14? If your answer is yes, United Way is looking for them to participate in its Youth Cooking Challenge underwritten by MVP Health Care.

To be considered for participation, a child’s parent or guardian must complete an online application. ​All applications from...

On Sunday, January 21, Assemblyman Marc Butler and Rocky and Barb Fiato, owners of the Waterfront Grille, will host the 15th Annual United Way Tailgate Party on NFL Championship Sunday. The event takes place from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the Waterfront Grille, 800 Mohawk Street in Herkimer.

In a statement, Assemblyman Butler said, “Over the years, the...

With bitterly cold weather and snow developing being prepared is the key to staying safe in these types of weather conditions. Below are some tips to help you prepare for extreme winter weather.

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United Way of the Valley and Greater Utica Area announces the appointment of Tim Reed as interim executive director. Reed has over 30 years of diverse experience with executive management of for profits and not for profits. He served as President for the Boilermaker Road Race for the last 10 years.

William F. Perrotti, United...

Right about now, many of us are making the same New Year’s resolutions we made a year ago. Eat better. Exercise more. And so on.

Not inspired? Try linking your desire to improve your life with your ability to improve someone else’s life. Consider these common New Year’s resolutions and how volunteering can help...

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support United Way of the Valley and Greater Utica Area every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at...

On Thursday, December 7 at Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School, Utica Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative (ESPRI) announced its new Utica ESPRI Administrator, Dietra Harvey and held a Town Hall Meeting. Ms. Harvey comes to the project having extensive experience participating in community-based anti-poverty initiatives and many relevant leadership roles. She is the immediate past president of the Utica Oneida County branch of the...

United Way committees are a great opportunity to meet and work with area professionals, learn more about United Way and the work being accomplished, and help make the Valley and Greater Utica Area a better place for all to work and live.

We are currently looking for new committee members for the following:

Audit and Finance Committee
This committee ensures proper fiscal management...

The Emergency Food and Shelter (EFS) National Board Program, which is administered through United Way of the Valley and Greater Utica Area, has selected Oneida County to receive $93,293 in federal funds. The funds are distributed through a Local Board and are used to expand the capacity of food, shelter and utility assistance programs in the region. Herkimer County received $8,777 of the EFS funding for 2016–2017 (Phase 34). The award amounts...

At a press conference, Tuesday, November 28, United Way of the Valley and Greater Utica Area announced its participation in NY Gives Day. On this day, nonprofits from across New York State will work together to harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations, to celebrate generosity and philanthropy throughout our local communities.

NY Gives Day 2017 will be held on Giving Tuesday, Tuesday, November 28,...

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