United Way Volunteers Support West Haven Apple Fest

For many who attended the West Haven Apple Fest over the weekend, it wasn’t just the popular apple pie contest that lured them to the city green but the sense of community the event celebrates each year.

“It’s about our community,” said festival co-chairman Phil Liscio. “There is no apple festival without the community.”

The festival, which typically draws 10,000 to 15,000 attendees annually, also wouldn’t be possible without the help of dedicated volunteers.

Creating Partnerships that Generate Impact in the Community

United Way of Greater New Haven is in a unique position to see the big picture.  We work with over 150 non-profits in our area and through these partnerships; have a full understanding of the needs in the community.  We work closely together to identify solutions and we partner with these individuals and organizations to address those needs.  It’s like knitting; we solidify connections to implement these solutions.  An additional resource that we bring to the larger community and differentiates us from other non-profits are the many volunteer opportunities that we offer as a solution to add

United Way Celebrates Campaign Volunteers and Leadership

On June 22nd, the community celebrated the success of the 2009-10 campaign. We took the opportunity to thank all our campaign volunteers. The event also recognised the leadership of Diane Turner, 2009-10 Campaign Chair, and Yale University's commitment to our community with special guest, Yale President Richard Levin. The event was well attended with over 170, volunteers, buisness leaders and partners in the room.

“The University is pleased to support the United Way and its many good works. I want to especially thank Diane Turner and our more than 100 ‘United Way Champions’ on the University staff who lead the United Way campaign at Yale each year.”

- Richard Levin, Yale University President

Volunteers Drive Impact

The United Way Community Impact Cabinet met on May 17, 2010 at our new offices at 900 Chapel Street to move through a full agenda of community change efforts.  The volunteers reviewed the recently made Neighbor-to-Neighbor LifeLine investments, and discussed the information learned from the initiative to better understand the challenges and strengths facing our region.  The bottom line: what did we learn from this fundraising, investment, and volunteer effort that will make our work and this community stronger?

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