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Workplace Campaigns

The United Way workplace campaign has been called one of the greatest social inventions in American history. Working together with companies and their employees each year, we invite people through the workplace to advance the common good and create opportunities for a better life for all.

United Way contributions go to work creating lasting changes right where you live, to create an environment where individuals and families are self-sufficient and our communities are healthy, stable and prosperous, in the general fields of education, income and health. Local volunteers invest your contribution in initiaives and collaboratives that get the best results in helping people meet basic needs, such as childcare, emergency shelter and free health clinics. United Way also works to keep people from needing those services in the first place by supporting new approaches that focus on prevention and community changes.

If you would like to launch a United Way workplace campaign, contact Isabel Almeida at 203.297.6725 or

United Way has successfully collaborated with many companies and corporations to organize corporate volunteer service projects. For more information, contact Stacy Schulman at 203.826.8479 or


Payroll Deduction, Matching Gifts & Workplace Giving
Payroll deduction makes giving easy. Using an employee pledge form, you tell us how much you’d like to give, and your employer then sets aside a portion of your earnings from each pay period to donate to United Way.

Matching gifts increase your donation. Many employers match their employees’ gifts, some by as much as 100%. For matching gifts:

1. Confirm - Ask your HR contact or your employer’s Charitable Giving department if they offer gift matching, or check your workplace intranet.

2. Complete - Print or request your company’s matching gift form, or submit via your workplace intranet. Review the program guidelines to see whether United Way is eligible. Note our name and address listed below, the date and amount of your gift, and remember to sign the form if required.

3. Submit - Forward your completed form to us and we'll take it from there. If you're not using a workplace intranet, you can email us at

You can mail your completed form/paperwork to:

United Way of Western Connecticut
Matching Gifts
301 Main St., Suite 2-5
Danbury, CT  06810

We’ll let your employer know that we received your gift and the company will send its matching donation directly to United Way of Western Connecticut. Please note that we are unable to confirm your donation with your employer if you gave anonymously.