United Way helps local residents in Westchester and Putnam become self-sufficient and thrive in a stronger community. They start where people are most in need – helping people in crisis get connected to services through United Way's 2-1-1 helpline.

But they don't stop there. They also work on root causes of poverty – working to make sure all of our children are reading proficiently at the end of third grade, a strong indicator of later success.

Additionally, United Way focuses on financial stability for families by providing adults with job training so they can become employed and by teaching financial education so they can prepare for unanticipated expenses.

Finally, United Way supports hundreds of nonprofits with over $2 million in gifts-in-kind each year, by providing ongoing affordable professional development, and connecting nonprofits to new resources.

All are welcome to join in making our local community stronger through giving, advocating and volunteering. Sign up to tutor a child, promote the 2-1-1 helpline, or join an affinity group such as the Women's Leadership Council or Emerging Leaders Alliance.

Get involved and learn more at or 914-997-6700.

United Way of Westchester and Putnam
336 Central Park Avenue
White Plains, NY 10606

Members of the Women's Leadership Council are powerful agents of change for financial self-sufficiency
and reading among women in poverty and their children.

Young professionals share their expertise through volunteer and networking events through the United Way Emerging leaders Alliance.
United Way's 2-1-1 has trained call specialists available to help connect people to services 365 days a year. Just dial 2-1-1 on any phone.

Volunteers are needed to tutor children who are not reading on grade level.