Blogs

Volunteerism as a Mechanism for Community Change
Thursday, April 11, 2019
April 11, 2019 | Jessica Cuoccio, Community Impact Apprentice for United Way of the Greater Capital Region What better way to assess the needs of the community than by working with those who are affected by the implementation of policies and programs? The power of United Way is in its ability to tackle our community’s most pressing needs by...
UWGCR Announces Inaugural Class of the Capital Region Philanthropy Hall of Fame & Finalists for Capital Region Philanthropist of the Year
Thursday, March 28, 2019
March 28, 2019 ALBANY, NY --- United Way of the Greater Capital Region (UWGCR) announced today the formation of the Capital Region Philanthropy Hall of Fame and Capital Region Philanthropist of the Year. “We think our community has so many positive people making an impact every day.  There are individuals whose community support is legendary and...
UWGCR Announces 5.18 day – Largest Single Day of Community Impact in the Capital Region
Monday, March 18, 2019
March 18, 2019  | Volunteer Opportunities available at www.unitedtovolunteer.org  ALBANY, NY—United Way of the Greater Capital Region of the Greater Capital Region (UWGCR) today announced 5.18 Day, the largest single day of community impact with more than 40 service projects scheduled to support local nonprofits in Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga,...
Happy #VITAAwarenessDay!
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Joanna Ain & CAITLIN ARENAS MARTINEZ | MARCH 5 2019  Do you know what VITA is? No, it’s not a new gummy vitamin Or a high-end blender. It’s a free tax filing program – fueled by thousands, helping millions get billions back. And it’s probably helping someone in your community right now. Volunteers at 3,700 VITA sites in all 50 states are...
Identity theft protection, benefits for filing early, important documents to remember
Thursday, February 21, 2019
February 21, 2019 | Tracy Randle, CA$H Program director Now that tax season is underway, there are a few things you should know to make filing your taxes less stressful.  1. Protect yourself against ID theft: Don’t over-share on social networking websites. Set your privacy settings on the highest level and refrain from sharing too many personal...
2-1-1: Helping Communities and People Thrive
Monday, February 11, 2019
February 10, 2019 | Rachel Krausman, Senior Director for 2-1-1 at United Way Worldwide Caterina* lost her job in September. The 32-year-old single mom faced eviction, and her utilities were about to be shut off. She reached out to a local agency for emergency help but didn’t qualify with no proof of future income. Caterina and her 10-month-old...
What Would You Do With an Extra $250?
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
January 31, 2019 | Tracy Randle and Rushka Tcholakova For nearly 43 percent of households in the greater Capital Region, making ends meet is a constant battle. You can help put $250 back in their pockets in one simple way: Direct them to contact the nearest free tax preparation site by dialing 2-1-1 (then pressing option “3,” and then “6”). It’s...
United Way of the Greater Capital Region Launching Emergency Response Fund to Support Those Impacted by #SHUTDOWN
Friday, January 25, 2019
UWGCR & Price Chopper commit $10,000 each to support federal government employees  ALBANY, NY (January 25, 2019) – United Way of the Greater Capital Region (UWGCR) is partnering with Golub Corporation/Price Chopper/Market 32, other regional businesses and community-based organizations to support regional residents impacted by the federal...
Federal Government Workers: Call 2-1-1 for Assistance and Information
Thursday, January 10, 2019
January 10, 2019 | Peter Gannon & Rushka Tcholakova As the government shutdown enters its 20th day, the effects are starting to be felt by the 420,000 federal employees working without pay and the 380,000 federal employees who have been furloughed. On January 10, thousands of federal employees will miss their first paychecks of 2019. Based on...
United Way of the Greater Capital Region Expanding Regional Footprint in 2019
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Adding Columbia, Greene Counties to Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady & Schoharie Creates Opportunity to Build More Robust Partnerships Across New York’s Capital Region. ALBANY, NY (January 7, 2019) --- United Way of the Greater Capital Region’s Board of Directors announced an expansion into Columbia and Greene Counties effective at...

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