The United Way of Western Connecticut's Back-To-School Program served 720 children this year in the Danbury, New Milford and Stamford areas. In the Greater Danbury area, 292 children were served by the program, representing an investment of $43,770 into the community.
Park Avenue School hosted the United Way’s Distribution Day. Individuals and corporations helped children from struggling families start the new school year on a positive note with a new backpack filled with school supplies, toiletry items and a gift card for clothing purchases.
United Way CEO Kim Morgan says the kids enthusiasm was only matched by their parents’ relief that children will be fully prepared to start the school year with confidence. Morgan says the Back-To-School Program alleviates a very real financial strain for struggling, hard-working families at the start of the school year, which can be an exciting, but stressful time.