Every year the Community Services Department for the Town of Orange organizes a gift-giving event for our Resident Families and Elderly in Orange who are in need. The identities of our recipients are kept confidential for their privacy. We are asking Orange residents to adopt one of our families/elderly residents or to donate whatever they can to help us out this year.
The families that participate are asked to send us wish lists from their children to help our sponsors with ideas for gift giving, whether it’s a toy, clothing, and a book or gift card. We also request grocery gift cards for perishable items and decorated food baskets, containers, boxes, bags, etc. for our recipients to help them with their food needs.
We will have cutoff dates of Friday, Nov. 18 for Thanksgiving and Friday, Dec. 16 for Christmas; these are for delivering your donations to our office.
If you would rather send a monetary donation you can donate to the Community Assistance Fund which covers all programs we have in our department.
Send your check to The Town of Orange Community Services Department at High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road, Orange, CT 06477.
Checks are Payable to: “Treasurer Town of Orange”.
If you would like to participate in this great cause please contact:
Kim Callahan at (203) 891-4788 Monday thru Fridays 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
Amity’s own Six 2 Midnight will perform from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. (Rain date is Thursday July 21.)
So bring your family and your friends! Since its free, bring your friend’s family!
Forecasters predict 59% Humidity, so remember, hydrate, hydrate, hydrate and bring a personal battery operated fan if you have one.
Local businesses and service providers are participating in the annual event in the Gymnasium. Last year’s event was a tremendous success and drew more than 200 seniors from the town of Orange and surrounding communities.
The fair is sponsored by Orange Community Services, Orange Visiting Nurse Association, Coldwell Bankers and Maplewood of Orange.
This is a wonderful time to meet and greet many wonderful people, including members of the police and fire departments, and to learn about many other town businesses and organizations.
The concert will feature Orange resident Gary Harger with Art Bellucci on piano. Special guests include Barbie Harger and the Orange Chorale.
Musical selections from Broadway, the American Songbook and songs about Spring – the season of renewal will be featured.
After the concert a reception will take place in the cafeteria.
All proceeds from this event will benefit the Orange Community Assistance Programs, which includes the Food and Fuel Bank.
Come support these vital programs.
Tickets are $20 and are available at the Community Services Department or by calling 203-891-4788.
Originally Published on: Feb 10, 2015 @ 13:54
Second publishing on: March 6, 2015 @ 19:00
Last Published on: Apr 1, 2015 @ 19:20
The Orange Lions Club awarded 13 community grants Monday night totaling $5,750.
From all the applications received, the Lions tried to choose organizations that support the LIONS mission.
Lion Mike Muttit was the event chairman.
Quickly, here is the list of grant recipients:
1. Orange Fire Marshal Office $200
2. Holy Infant Church Memo Midnight Run $250
3. Orange Conservation Commission $400
4. West Haven Veteran’s Museum $250
5. Orange Community Juniorettes $200
6. Orange Elementary School Olympic Festival $400
7. Orange Historical Society $500
8. Necessities Inc. (Orange Satellite Group) $1,000
9. Ct. Reg. Group of Blinded Veterans Association $100
10. Community Soup Kitchen $250
11. Camp Cedarcrest $400
12. Orange Community Services $800
13. Case Memorial Library $1,000
The Holiday Programs for The Orange Community Services takes place every Thanksgiving and Christmas and as usual we are so grateful to all the wonderful people who called to participate or just donate, every year is better than the next. We are privileged to have so many businesses, organizations, schools, places of worship, employees and individuals that have been so generous to our programs.
We would like to thank: Artie Dixon (local resident/musician) who runs his Holiday Party every year asking for unwrapped toys, Mike at Center Balance in Orange whose clients for the past few years have been so amazing with taking all the children’s names and donating; Church of Good Shepherd in Orange who took all the children’s names for their wish tree and also donated food bags for the families too; The Orange Chamber of Commerce, The Orange Board of Education, Or Shalom; Red Hatters of Orange, Orangewood Women, Coldwell Banker of Orange, Orange Preschool, Orange Community Women, various Daisy, Brownie, Girl Scout Troops, Cub Scout & Boy Scouts.
Also the Orange Republican Women, and the Amity PTO; Holly Hill Daycare, Sons & Daughters of Italy West Haven; Amity Middle School; Life Touch of Orange, The Goddard School, Temple Emanuel, Peck Place School, Racebrook School; Arnel Chiropractic and finally the (40+) residents. We want to thank all who took time out of their busy lives to participate and sponsor a family or senior in our program or just to give a donation. There are so many generous donors it would take pages to list everyone so we apologize if we missed anyone.
Again, thank you everyone involved in donating their time with sponsoring the families and seniors in the Town of Orange who are in desperate need of assistance. As always the response was amazing! Thank You All So Much!
Orange Community Services Department
UPDATE: 6:34 p.m. Sunday.
The rain has stopped in Orange and the Labor Day Concert is ON! (Rain or Shine)
The Town Of Orange and OTN present the Canadian Band “Dreamer.”
In its Connecticut debut, “Dreamer” will give you the Supertramp Experience on Labor Day weekend.
Parking is $5 per car with proceeds going to the Amity Teen Center.
You know the music, “The Logical Song,” “Goodbye Stranger,” and “Dreamer” Come on down to the Orange Fairgrounds Gazebo, 525 Orange Center Road on Sunday, Aug. 31 from 7-9:30 p.m.
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Often people are surprised to learn that some Orange residents need assistance (food bank, fuel assistance, etc.)
At any time in any town, families and individuals may find themselves in need of help.
For children, the first day of school can be exciting, but if their family has fallen on hard times, it can be sad if they can’t afford the back-to-school supplies they need.
WEBE108, St. Vincent’s Medical Center and Goodwill