My Very Own Library to distribute 240,000 books to Newark schoolchildren

NEWARK, NJ — United Way of Greater Newark President and CEO Catherine Wilson announced March 17 that the University of Chicago My Very Own Library program in Newark will distribute 240,000 books to participating Newark schools in celebration of its 10th anniversary. UWGN’s University of Chicago MVOL program aims to promote childhood literacy and foster […]

United Way of Greater Newark to deliver masks to Newark Public Schools

United Way of Greater Newark to deliver masks to Newark Public Schools

NEWARK, NJ — United Way of Greater Newark President and CEO Catherine Wilson announced Feb. 17 that UWGN will deliver 221,000 masks to Newark Public School District’s Title I schools. This initiative is part of America’s Mask Challenge, a new partnership between United Way Worldwide, the Business Roundtable and the CDC Foundation to provide 200 […]

United Way kicks off virtual school supplies drive

MORRISTOWN, NJ — United Way of Northern New Jersey is seeking help from volunteers and donations of new school supplies for its annual United Way Tools for School drive, which provides students with the basic tools needed for learning in any classroom — either in school or virtually from home. Despite the uncertainties around how […]

Women United Breakfast in WO

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Women United Way of Essex and West Hudson will host its fifth annual Women United Breakfast, in celebration of Women’s History Month, on Thursday, March 15, at 8:30 a.m. at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, 350 Pleasant Valley Way in West Orange. The keynote speaker will be Victoria Pratt, a former Newark […]

‘Power of the Purse’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Thursday, Nov. 16, the United Way of Essex and West Hudson will host its first Power of the Purse Luncheon and Auction featuring personal finance expert Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche. The Power of the Purse initiative will connect a diverse, dynamic and dedicated network of women and community leaders throughout […]

United Way to host annual Women’s History Month Awards Breakfast

  NEWARK, NJ  — On Thursday, March 10, the United Way of Essex and West Hudson Women’s Leadership Council will celebrate and honor three outstanding women who have created a legacy that expands the frontiers of possibility for generations to come. These extraordinary women have demonstrated character, courage and commitment to the community. “The Greater […]