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June 19, 2009

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The support our elected officials have given to the United Way of Western Connecticut has been outstanding, and is greatly appreciated! The United Way enjoys a terrific relationship with the City of Stamford, and is continuously striving to strengthen those bonds even more. A collaborative effort is needed if we are going to succeed in our mission -- improving the lives of those most in need in Stamford. Thank you, Mayor Malloy.

Andy Zeitlin, Shipman & Goodwin LLP
Chair of Stamford Community Council, United Way of Western Connecticut

We’ve all heard the proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child.” Similarly, it takes a village banding together and supporting each other to get through difficult times. Our neighbors are in need. People who have never asked for help before are struggling now.

One thing I have learned about our great City of Stamford is that its citizens have a wonderful sense of community. That spirit and generosity is needed now more than ever.

Thank you, Mayor Malloy, for your leadership.

Jennifer Hallissey
Director of Community Impact
United Way of Western Connecticut


Mayor Malloy is right that the City and the United Way both exist to help people and that we both look for creative ways to solve the challenges in our community. I also love the Mayor's spirit of optimism - you can never tell Dan Malloy that a problem is insurmountable!

Yet, as I talk to people throughout out region, I sometimes hear a sense of fatalism that doesn't line up with my understanding of the world. Yes, the constant stream of negative news stories can be overwhelming, but I know that people's lives can be, and have been, dramatically improved when communities pull together to support one another.

For those who say that they cannot indivudually make a difference, let me quote Edward Everret Hale who said "I am only one, but I am still one; I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do I everything I will not refuse to do the something that I can do."

Please join Mayor Malloy and Take Five to Give $5 and we together we can make a difference to those in need.

It is wonderful to know that Mayor Malloy and the City of Stamford are so supportive of the United Way's Take Five to Give 5 campaign to help address the needs of our community. Dan Malloy has always understood the importance of taking responsibility for those who need help and has always cooperated with and supported the United Way.

The need is great, the time to help is right now!!

THank you Mayor Malloy.

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