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United Way Honors Bethel Brotherhood in Action During Upcoming 3rd Annual ‘Hometown Heroes’ Benefit Dinner, Feb. 27

On February 27, 2016, United Way of Western Connecticut (UWWC) will host its third annual Hometown Heroes Benefit Dinner at The Amber Room Colonnade in Danbury. UWWC is honoring local businesses and community members from Northern Fairfield and Southern Litchfield Counties who distinguish themselves through philanthropy and volunteerism.

 

Report by Paula Antolini
February 17, 2016 7:58AM EDT

 

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United Way Honors Bethel Brotherhood in Action During Upcoming 3rd Annual ‘Hometown Heroes’ Benefit Dinner, Feb. 27

Honoring heroes in our community who distinguish themselves through philanthropy and volunteerism

On February 27, 2016, United Way of Western Connecticut (UWWC) will host its third annual Hometown Heroes Benefit Dinner at The Amber Room Colonnade in Danbury. UWWC is honoring local businesses and community members from Northern Fairfield and Southern Litchfield Counties who distinguish themselves through philanthropy and volunteerism.

This year’s award recipients include:

•  Corporate Philanthropy Award to Kimberly-Clark Corporation for exemplifying corporate social responsibility and demonstrating a strong commitment to giving back to the community

•  Corporate Volunteer Award to Savings Bank of Danbury in honor of their leadership in promoting volunteerism as a part of their corporate culture

•  Small Business Hero Award to Ralph McIntosh, Del-Tron Precision, Inc. in recognition of his leadership, commitment and generosity to the greater Danbury community

Nine Hometown Hero Awards will be presented to the following individuals and nonprofit agency in appreciation and recognition for giving back to towns from within UWWC’s service area including:

Bethel
Brotherhood In Action

Bridgewater
Frank Kelly

Brookfield
Susan Ludwig

Danbury
Jackie Morrison

Kent
Bill and Catherine Bachrach

New Fairfield
John and Amy Pendergast

New Milford
Helen Barksdale

Newtown
Peter D’Amico

Ridgefield
Allison Stockel

This year’s keynote speaker will be Sonia Manzano, author and actress who inspired, educated, and delighted children and families as “Maria” on Sesame Street for over 30 years. A first generation American of Latino descent, Sonia’s story is one of perseverance and courage as she overcame countless obstacles to become one of the most influential Latinas in television. The event will include dinner and dancing, as well as silent and live auctions. The evening will be emceed by NFL stadium announcer, John Heffernan. Both Sonia and John will also welcome guests at a VIP reception at 5:00 pm prior to the Benefit Dinner.

Proceeds from this event will benefit UWWC’s work in support of ALICE families throughout Northern Fairfield and Southern Litchfield Counties. A United Way acronym, ALICE stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. These individuals and families are employed – often with more than one job – yet struggle to make ends meet. They live paycheck to paycheck and are forced to make hard choices regarding their healthcare, childcare, transportation, and housing needs. ALICE families often earn too much to qualify for social services. UWWC provides support through financial coaching, access to food banks, and availability of early childhood literacy programs, among others.

Click here for further information and to purchase tickets and sponsorships, and to visit the website or contact Stacy Schulman at stacy.schulman@uwwesternct.org or (203) 792-5330 ext. 247.

 

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