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Caroline LaFleur

Community Advisor

Caroline LaFleur has long been involved with issues involving children and education in the greater Danbury area. She now works for the United Way of Western Connecticut and runs its popular Imagination Library program. 

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  1. Help The United Way Fill Backpacks With School Supplies For Kids In Danbury

    Help The United Way Fill Backpacks With School Supplies For Kids In Danbury

    DANBURY, Conn. — The United Way of Western Connecticut is seeking help from the community for its 2017 Back-To-School programs in Danbury and Greater New Milford to ensure that all children in need are ready for class.Thanks to the past generosity of our communities, this UWWC program has helped children from struggling families start the new school year on a positive note with a new ...

  2. Need Help With Your Taxes? VITA Kicks Off Free Services In Danbury

    Need Help With Your Taxes? VITA Kicks Off Free Services In Danbury

    DANBURY, Conn. — "There are many people out there earning $30,000 a year or less who pay $150 to $200 to get their income taxes filed when they can get it done for free." That was the message from coordinator Kent Rohrer at a press conference Wednesday to kick off the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance campaign at City Hall in Danbury.“They keep paying this every year because ...

  3. Mobile Pantry Moves To Walnut Hill Community Church In Bethel For Today

    Mobile Pantry Moves To Walnut Hill Community Church In Bethel For Today

    BETHEL, Conn. -- The mobile food pantry in Bethel, which supplies lower-income, working families in Fairfield County with free fresh food, has been relocated for today, Jan. 25. The mobile food pantry will be at Walnut Hill Community Church, 156 Walnut Hill Road, Bethel. That is due to snow in the parking area at the usual site at UConn Extension. The distribution of free, fresh food ...

  4. PLTI Kicks Off 20th Year Of Parent Advocacy Training In Danbury

    PLTI Kicks Off 20th Year Of Parent Advocacy Training In Danbury

    DANBURY, Conn. – When Rachel Chaleski, a parent of two students in the Western Connecticut Academy for International Studies Elementary Magnet School, started taking classes at the Parent Leadership Training Institute in Danbury around this time last year, she had already been pushing to overturn a decision to take away sibling enrollment preference for Danbury residents.“I had created ...

  5. Bethel's United Way Offers Ways To Pay It Forward For The Holidays

    Bethel's United Way Offers Ways To Pay It Forward For The Holidays

    DANBURY, Conn. -- The holiday season is upon us and the United Way of Western Connecticut in Danbury has organized many ways. to give back to those who are less fortunate.“There are so many ways you can make the holidays brighter for those in need in our area,” said Kim Morgan, CEO of United Way of Western Connecticut. “Whether it’s new boots and books for toddlers or essential health ...

  6. Mobile Pantry Pulling Into Bethel With Fresh Food For Families

    Mobile Pantry Pulling Into Bethel With Fresh Food For Families

    BETHEL, Conn. -- A new mobile food pantry in Bethel will make it easier for lower-income, working families in Fairfield County to have access to free fresh food — thanks to the United Way of Western Connecticut and the Connecticut Food Bank.Beginning Wednesday, Nov. 30, and continuing on the fourth Wednesday of every month, there will be a mobile food pantry set up at the Fairfield ...

  7. 'Walking School Bus' In Danbury Pushes Students To Hoof It To Class

    'Walking School Bus' In Danbury Pushes Students To Hoof It To Class

    DANBURY, Conn. — Building on the success of a “Walking School Bus” event that was held last May, a coalition of community partners in Danbury is planning a second event on Wednesday, Oct. 5, to encourage more students to walk to school. Children who attend Park Avenue Elementary School, parents and volunteers will gather at 7:30 a.m. at Danbury City Hall to make the 1-mile walk to the ...

  8. United Way Helps 100 Stamford Students Get Ready To Go Back To School

    United Way Helps 100 Stamford Students Get Ready To Go Back To School

    STAMFORD, Conn. — More than 100 students at two Stamford elementary schools will start school in September with new school supplies and clothing donated by employees at 20 local companies.The items go a long way toward making sure that those students feel ready and prepared for school, according to United Way of Western Connecticut Community Impact Coordinator Nicole Granskog.“They ...

  9. Hairstyles May Change, But Bethel Barber Endures After 50 Years

    Hairstyles May Change, But Bethel Barber Endures After 50 Years

    BETHEL, Conn. -- One day in 1965, 19-year-old Nicky Valluzzo got into his white Chevy Impala and drove over to Zoel's Barber Shop at 145 Greenwood Ave. in Bethel to inquire about a job -- which he got.More than 50 years later, Valluzzo is still working in the same location and is now owner of the business, which he renamed Nicky's Haircutters."I knew the owner's daughter, Doris, ...

  10. Daily Voice Leaders: United Way Of Western Connecticut CEO Kim Morgan

    Daily Voice Leaders: United Way Of Western Connecticut CEO Kim Morgan

    DANBURY, Conn. — United Way of Western Connecticut’s CEO Kim Morgan said her organization is dedicated to helping those in need.“We’re focused on families that live paycheck to paycheck, and we’re focused on ways to deliver services to those families,” Morgan said.Her organization has many core initiatives around the Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed population — better known ...

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