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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. 

Caroline LaFleur's Contributions

  1. United Way, Praxair Celebrate Volunteer Service At Danbury School

    United Way, Praxair Celebrate Volunteer Service At Danbury School

    DANBURY, Conn. -- The Volunteer Center of United Way of Western Connecticut announced its partnership with Praxair to orchestrate an in-house volunteer activity to celebrate the meaning of service on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, on Monday, Jan. 18. Numerous Praxair employees assembled 130 literacy kits, to benefit first-grade students of Park Avenue School in Danbury -- giving back to ...

  2. United Way Gives Thanks To Those Who Give Back At Stamford Volunteer Event

    United Way Gives Thanks To Those Who Give Back At Stamford Volunteer Event

    STAMFORD, Conn. — The United Way of Western Connecticut gave thanks to those who give back during its annual Volunteer Day awards ceremony in Stamford on Friday.More than 30 Stamford residents — ranging in age from high schoolers to seniors — were recognized for their volunteer contributions to the Stamford community.Mayor David Martin said Stamford is “blessed” to have so many ...

  3. Ellen Cotter, 67, Danbury Teacher

    DANBURY, Conn. -- Ellen M. Cotter, a Danbury native, died in her home Dec. 30 after a brief battle with cancer. She was 67. Cotter was born in Danbury on Feb. 17, 1948, to Dr. Felix and Anne (Bezurzyk) Tomaino.She attended St. Peter's School and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School in Norwalk. She earned a bachelor of arts in sociology from Trinity College in Washington D.C., ...

  4. Scholarship Available For High School Seniors In Stamford

    Scholarship Available For High School Seniors In Stamford

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- The Volunteer Center of the United Way of Western Connecticut is seeking applications from seniors attending a Stamford high school for its annual Roberta K. Eichler Heart of Gold Scholarship. The scholarship awards $5,000 to support the continuing education of an outstanding local student volunteer. Students from both public and private schools are eligible. The ...

  5. Grants Help Bethel, Newtown Kids Get Free Books In Imagination Library

    Grants Help Bethel, Newtown Kids Get Free Books In Imagination Library

    DANBURY, Conn. -- The Imagination Library program in the greater Danbury region has been awarded $41,600 in combined grants from a number of corporate partners, the United Way of Western Connecticut announced. The United Way partners with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to provide an age-appropriate children’s book every month to each child enrolled in the program at no cost to their ...

  6. Stamford's Cradle To Career Initiative Draws Schools, Parents Out of Silos

    Stamford's Cradle To Career Initiative Draws Schools, Parents Out of Silos

    STAMFORD, Conn. — A Stamford initiative seeks to break down the silos that separate parents, schools, nonprofits and other members of the community and instead bring them together to help Stamford youth. The United Way’s initiative — called Cradle to Career — received widespread praise from the more than 150 community leaders who met Thursday morning at the University of Connecticut at ...

  7. United Way Sets Up Forum 'Cradle-To-Career' Plan In Stamford

    United Way Sets Up Forum 'Cradle-To-Career' Plan In Stamford

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- United Way of Western Connecticut will host the Stamford Cradle to Career Design Institute on Thursday. More than 150 community stakeholders will provide feedback on a community plan that addresses issues affecting the children and youth of Stamford from cradle to career. Stakeholders include elected officials, nonprofit leaders, teachers and administrators, parents ...

  8. Danbury Promotes Small Business Saturday With Main Street Walk

    Danbury Promotes Small Business Saturday With Main Street Walk

    DANBURY, Conn. – The U.S. Small Business Administration on Tuesday will celebrate “Shop Small” to promote Small Business Saturday in Danbury. Nov. 28 is Small Business Saturday – a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities. The SBA and other organizations across the country are urging support for local small businesses by shopping at them as ...

  9. United Way Serving Bethel, Newtown Earns Coveted 4-Star Nonprofit Rating

    United Way Serving Bethel, Newtown Earns Coveted 4-Star Nonprofit Rating

    DANBURY, Conn. -- The United Way of Western Connecticut has earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. UWWC earned the top distinction because it uses donor dollars to advance its mission in a fiscally responsible way, said Michael Thatcher, president and CEO of Charity Navigator. “United Way of Western Connecticut’s coveted 4-star ...

  10. Stamford’s Early-Childhood Fair Promises Fun, Education

    Stamford’s Early-Childhood Fair Promises Fun, Education

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- United Way of Western Connecticut and the Stamford Early Childhood Collaborative are celebrating their 8th annual free Early Childhood Fair at Chelsea Piers on Saturday, Nov. 7.The fair offers young children (up through 8 years) and their families age-appropriate entertainment, games, and hands-on learning activities. Children can enjoy the Stamford Police and Fire ...

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