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United Way and Falcon Club Car Service Partner to Offer Free Rides to the Polls on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Free Rides Offered From 8 a.m.-6 p.m. in Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga and Schenectady Counties. Albany, NY – United Way of the Greater Capital Region and Falcon Club, the region’s safest and most reliable car service, are partnering to provide free rides to the polls on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3, in Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga and...
Meet Our New 2020 Board Members
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Rachel Bailey, Communications Workers of America Local 1118 Rachel Bailey represents the local bargaining unit in her role as a Business Agent with Communications Works of America Local 1118. She handles all activities related to membership and employment issues including trainings and managing union activities. She has been with the Union since...
Capital Region Community COVID-19 Response Fund Deployed Grants to over 100 Nonprofit Organizations, Helping More Than 500,000 People
Thursday, October 8, 2020
ALBANY, NY – October 8, 2020 – Since March, the Capital Region Community COVID-19 Response Fund, a coalition of corporate, philanthropic, and government partners, has supported local nonprofit agencies addressing basic needs, tackling food security, and providing child care services and housing. The fund has raised over $1,085,000, and nearly all...
U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, Albany Receives $10,000 Grant at Women United's Perfect Pitch
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants Albany (USCRI Albany) Receives $10,000 Grant at Women United's Perfect Pitch On Oct. 1 with hundreds of people watching virtually, the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants was awarded a $10,000 grant at Women United's Perfect Pitch virtual event, powered by the United Way of the Greater...
United Way and Fidelis Care Distribute 1,000 COVID-19 Care Packets to Nine Schools in Columbia and Greene Counties
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
United Way and Fidelis Care Distribute 1,000 COVID-19 Care Packets to Nine Schools in Columbia and Greene Counties   Albany, NY - United Way of the Greater Capital Region partnered with Fidelis Care and Greene Medical Arts Pharmacy to support local students returning to school safely and distributed 1,000 COVID-19 Care Packets consisting of hand...
Meet the Perfect Pitch Sharks
Friday, September 18, 2020
Meet the Sharks of Perfect Pitch Join us on October 1st as four nonprofits "pitch" a new innovative idea to this panel of sharks for a chance at a $10,000 grant from United Way of the Greater Capital Region.  Learn more and purchase your ticket Watch the Sharks' promo video   Meet Ashley Brown Owner, Ashley Brown LLC & Cookie Therapy ALB...
Meet the Four Perfect Pitch Finalists
Thursday, September 17, 2020
  Join us on October 1st as these four nonprofits "pitch" a new innovative idea to enhance their organization for a chance at a $10,000 grant from United Way of the Greater Capital Region.  Learn more about the event   Albany Can Code serves communities throughout the Capital Region, the Hudson Valley, and throughout the state. The organization...
United Way Selects Chief Impact Officer, Claire Reid
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
    Albany, NY - Claire Reid joined United Way of the Greater Capital Region (UWGCR) as the Chief Impact Officer. Reid will oversee all Community Impact departmental activities including planning, development and execution of UWGCR’s impact agenda, building community relationships, and leveraging strategies and innovations for broad investments...
Trinity Alliance Hosts Nourish NY Food Distribution at United Way of the Greater Capital Region
Monday, August 24, 2020
On Friday, August 21, 2020, Trinity Alliance hosted a Nourish NY Food Distribution at United Way of the Greater Capital. Agricultural food products were distributed to 10 local nonprofit organizations who are addressing food needs in the Capital Region.    Governor Cuomo's Nourish New York Initiative provided $25 million in funding to food banks...
Ty Allan Jackson Visits the Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady to Speak About the Power of Reading and His New Book, The Supadupa Kid 2: Move
Thursday, August 20, 2020
Ty Allan Jackson, award-winning children’s author and literacy advocate recently joined children at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady summer camp program for small group presentations on creativity, entrepreneurship, self-confidence, and the power of reading. United Way of the Greater Capital Region provided 100 autographed copies of Ty’s...

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