Monthly Archives: June 2011

His son’s CPR training helps save a father’s life when he collapses

“He’s gone!” exclaimed Tim to his brother Mark as their 65-year-old father, Howard, slowly collapsed at the foot of the steps of their home in Binghamton on St. Patrick’s Day. Mark was getting ready to do some yard work for … Continue reading

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For kids who participate in Catholic Youth Organization basketball, it is more than a game

Patrick wrote the following about his participation in Catholic Youth Organization basketball, which receives funding from United Way of Broome County as part of CYO’s Athletics and Recreation program: “CYO basketball gave me the opportunity to bring not only my … Continue reading

Posted in Catholic Youth Organization, Health, Partner Agency

You don’t have to live there to be helped by SOS Shelter

Terri, age 47, told the advocate at the SOS Shelter that her husband Frank was being increasingly abusive to her. He had increased his consumption of beer and other alcohol and was making frequent harassing phone calls to her. Because … Continue reading

Posted in Health, Partner Agency, Safety Net, SOS Shelter

Working with his mom and school, Boys and Girls Club of Western Broome helps teenager

Josh has faced many trials already in his young life, including seeing his father jailed for domestic abuse. Josh has had some issues that have resulted from these trials. They have affected his behavior in a negative way at home, … Continue reading

Posted in Boys and Girls Club Western Broome, Education, Partner Agency

Now’s the time to plan on participating in Day of Caring, Fri., Sept. 9

This fall will mark the 10th anniversary of Day of Caring, the annual community-wide volunteer event coordinated by United Way of Broome County. It has attracted more than 1,000 volunteers each year since it was first held as a single … Continue reading

Posted in Day of Caring, Partner Agency, volunteer

Some of United Way’s 2011 Campaign materials are already at the printer

This may seem very early to be printing campaign brochures and forms, as most organizations run their in-house United Way campaigns between mid-September and mid-November. However, not all organizations follow this schedule. For some local affiliates of regional or national … Continue reading

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United Way and Howland Foundation award more than $66,000 in Venture and Special Assistance Grants Program

United Way of Broome County and the Helen T. Howland Foundation have agreed to provide Venture and Special Assistance Grants, totaling $66,621, to nine programs at not-for-profit agencies in Broome County. Recipient programs are either innovative, new human service programs … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Give, Health