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Gladys understands the importance of making wise financial decisions. For years, she has helped countless people create a strong financial foundation as a financial coach. In 2016, she decided to help herself. She filed her taxes through...

Amy, a college student, and single mom works hard to make ends meet for herself and her little boy. “He’s my everything - I’d do anything for him”. 

When Amy had her taxes prepared at her local United Way Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site, she learned that she qualified for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). Amy...

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...

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....

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:

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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,...

United Way of the Valley and Greater Utica Area announced that Tiffany F. Stefanski, Hartford Insurance Senior Middle Market Sales Underwriter, has been appointed to its Board of Directors.

“We are thrilled to have Tiffany Stefanski join our board of directors! As a key member of many of our volunteer events and projects, Tiffany exudes the mission of living united,” said Brenda Episcopo, United Way executive director. “She encourages...

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