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One More Day To Get Tickets: It’s A Win-Win for JHAF and YOU

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Mar 312021
 

The pandemic cannot stop the arts … the Jamie Hulley Arts Foundation is working to KEEP THE ARTS BLOOMING with a virtual raffle campaign. 100% of the proceeds will be dedicated to local educational programs, scholarships, and community projects particularly focused on artistic recovery, rebuilding, and renewal after the devastating effects of the pandemic

Give big, win big. The raffle prizes are valued at $2,000, $1,000, $500, $200, and $100 in the form of Visa or Amazon gift cards (winner’s choice!). Tickets are $20 each, buy as many as you can, and you can purchase online on the foundation’s website until noon on Thursday, April 1. www.jamiehulleyartsfund.org 

The Jamie Hulley Arts Foundation provides life-changing educational
opportunities in the arts to hundreds of youth and adults each year. Through its
scholarship and educational programs, the Jamie Hulley Arts Foundation provides
unique enrichment opportunities to Amity schools as well as schools in the
greater New Haven, Bridgeport, and Valley areas.

The Foundation also provides financial support for area youth, middle school through college, to develop their talents in the visual and performing arts.

Currently, the Foundation is hyper-focused on supporting young artists through the pandemic. They have granted scholarships to middle and high school-age youth
whose families were financially hurt by the pandemic, making it possible for them
to continue their training in the arts. The Foundation also provided special project
support to unemployed early career visual and performing artists.

About the Raffle — What You Can Win

Each year, the foundation raised the majority of its funds through a Gala event that always took place in the fall. The Coronavirus hit and forced the cancellation of last year’s fundraiser, which adversely affected the foundation and its ability to provide as much for all of the programs it normally would.

Your Support is needed now more than ever. You can help by purchasing raffle tickets today to help keep the arts blooming.

All Prizes are “Winners Choice”

Choose between an Amazon or Visa Gift Card

Tickets: $20 ea. Each ticket =10 Chances to Win.

Buy more to increase your chance of winning and to keep these vital programs funded.

1st Prize
$2,000 VISA or $2,000 AMAZON gift card
This prize is generously sponsored by Kari Holley, Judy Primavera, Fred Hulley & the foundation’s Board of Directors

2nd Prize
$1,000 VISA or $1,000 AMAZON gift card
This prize is sponsored by the Jamie Hulley Arts Foundation

3rd Prize
$500 VISA or $500 AMAZON gift card
This prize is generously sponsored by the students at Broadway Method Academy, Fairfield, CT

4th Prize
$500 VISA or $500 AMAZON gift card
This prize is generously sponsored by Dr. Andrew Martinez & Jessica Baquero

5th Prize
$200 VISA or $200 AMAZON gift card
This prize is generously sponsored by Glam Spa, Orange, CT

6th Prize
$200 VISA or $200 AMAZON gift card
This prize is generously sponsored by The Palluzzi family

7th Prize
$200 VISA or $200 AMAZON gift card
This prize is generously sponsored by The Zamkov Family

8th Prize
$200 VISA or $200 AMAZON gift card
This prize is generously sponsored by Amity Middle School Orange PTSO and the Bethany Community School PTO

9th Prize
$100 VISA or $100 AMAZON gift card
This prize is generously sponsored by Connor Deane

10th Prize
$100 VISA or $100 AMAZON gift card
This prize is generously sponsored by The Kilian family

Click Here to Purchase Tickets!

The drawing will take place on Thursday, April 1, 2021, at 7 p.m. at Foundation Headquarters in Orange, CT, and broadcast live on the Jamie Hulley Arts Foundation Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/jamieahulleyartsfoundation

Winners will be notified by email and by phone.

How Do I Make Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs?

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Mar 312021
 

 hard-boiled-eggsI learned how to make hard-boiled eggs from my mom who had to make enough every year to satisfy her three kids’ creative desires at Easter time,

You need to hard boil the eggs to the perfect texture so they don’t crack while they are boiling and are easy to peel when you are ready to eat them.

My granddaughter loves these!

Let’s get started:

Put your eggs in a single layer in a large saucepan, and cover them with an inch or two of cold water. Starting with cold water and gently bringing the eggs to a boil will help keep them from cracking. Add a tablespoon of vinegar and a half teaspoon of salt to the water. Put the burner on high and bring the eggs to a boil. As soon as the water starts to boil, remove the pan from the heat for a few seconds.

Turn the heat down to low and return the pan to the burner. Let simmer for one minute.

After a minute, remove the pan from the heat, cover, and let sit for 12 minutes.

Depending on the number of eggs you’ve made, you can check one egg to see how it’s done. Remove from the pan, run under cold water, and peel if it’s to your liking, rinse the other eggs under cold water, let them sit in the cold water for a while, then remove them and let them dry any way you prefer, on paper towels on a cake rack (whatever). When they are dry and cool you can get to work coloring them.

Store in the refrigerator in a ziplock bag or covered bowl to keep the egg smell from your fridge.

Just Four Days Left To Get Your Tickets To Keep The Arts Blooming

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Mar 292021
 

The pandemic cannot stop the arts … the Jamie Hulley Arts Foundation is working to KEEP THE ARTS BLOOMING with a virtual raffle campaign. 100% of the proceeds will be dedicated to local educational programs, scholarships, and community projects particularly focused on artistic recovery, rebuilding, and
renewal after the devastating effects of the pandemic

Give big, win big. The raffle prizes are valued at $2,000, $1,000, $500, $200, and $100 in the form of Visa or Amazon gift cards (winner’s choice!). Tickets are $20 each, buy as many as you can, and you can purchase online on the foundation’s
website: www.jamiehulleyartsfund.org

The Jamie Hulley Arts Foundation provides life-changing educational
opportunities in the arts to hundreds of youth and adults each year. Through its
scholarship and educational programs, the Jamie Hulley Arts Foundation provides
unique enrichment opportunities to Amity schools as well as schools in the
greater New Haven, Bridgeport, and Valley areas.

The Foundation also provides financial support for area youth, middle school through college, to develop their talents in the visual and performing arts.

Currently, the Foundation is hyper-focused on supporting young artists through
the pandemic. They have granted scholarships to middle & high school-age youth
whose families were financially hurt by the pandemic, making it possible for them
to continue their training in the arts. The Foundation also provided special project
support to unemployed early career visual and performing artists.

About the Raffle — What You Can Win

Each year, the foundation raised the majority of its funds through a Gala event that always took place in the fall. The Coronavirus hit and forced the cancellation of last year’s fundraiser, which adversely affected the foundation and its ability to provide as much for all of the programs it normally would.

Your Support is needed now more than ever. You can help by purchasing raffle tickets today to help keep the arts blooming.

All Prizes are “Winners Choice”

Choose between an Amazon or Visa Gift Card

Tickets: $20 ea. Each ticket =10 Chances to Win.

Buy more to increase your chance of winning and to keep these vital programs funded.

1st Prize
$2,000 VISA or $2,000 AMAZON gift card
This prize is generously sponsored by Kari Holley, Judy Primavera, Fred Hulley & the foundation’s Board of Directors

2nd Prize
$1,000 VISA or $1,000 AMAZON gift card
This prize is sponsored by the Jamie Hulley Arts Foundation

3rd Prize
$500 VISA or $500 AMAZON gift card
This prize is generously sponsored by the students at Broadway Method Academy, Fairfield, CT

4th Prize
$500 VISA or $500 AMAZON gift card
This prize is generously sponsored by Dr. Andrew Martinez & Jessica Baquero

5th Prize
$200 VISA or $200 AMAZON gift card
This prize is generously sponsored by Glam Spa, Orange, CT

6th Prize
$200 VISA or $200 AMAZON gift card
This prize is generously sponsored by The Palluzzi family

7th Prize
$200 VISA or $200 AMAZON gift card
This prize is generously sponsored by The Zamkov Family

8th Prize
$200 VISA or $200 AMAZON gift card
This prize is generously sponsored by Amity Middle School Orange PTSO and the Bethany Community School PTO

9th Prize
$100 VISA or $100 AMAZON gift card
This prize is generously sponsored by Connor Deane

10th Prize
$100 VISA or $100 AMAZON gift card
This prize is generously sponsored by The Kilian family

Click Here to Purchase Tickets!

The drawing will take place on Thursday, April 1, 2021, at 7 p.m. at Foundation Headquarters in Orange, CT, and broadcast live on the Jamie Hulley Arts Foundation Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/jamieahulleyartsfoundation

Winners will be notified by email and by phone.

Holy Infant Women’s Guild Offers Scholarships

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Mar 282021
 

The Holy Infant Women’s Guild Scholarship is open to female seniors from the parish who will attend a four-year college or university next year.

There will be two $1,000 Scholarships awarded. Applications are now available online at the Holy Infant Church website holyinfantorangect.org or at the guidance offices at Amity High School, Sacred Heart Academy, Lauralton Hall, and St. Joseph High School.

You must return the completed application to the Holy Infant Church Office no later than 1 p.m. on Friday, April 23, 2021.

If you need any additional information, call Scholarship Chairman Susan D’Orso at 203-874-1739.

OCC Holy Week And Easter Services Announced

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Mar 282021
 

Orange Congregational Church, an Open and Affirming congregation, welcomes you to join us for Holy Week and Easter. Online worship services for Sundays and special holy days will be posted on our OCC Youtube page. Here is our schedule:

 

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Join us for ‘Praying the Bible’ Holy Week Bible Study on Zoom at 8:00 p.m.  This is an exploration of scripture using the ancient spiritual practice of Lectio Divina (‘Sacred Reading’). For a Zoom link, please email occhurch@snet.net.

 

Maundy Thursday, April 1, 2021

Join us online on YouTube for Worship at 5 p.m. or anytime after that.

 

Good Friday, April 2, 2021

Join us online for the ‘ART of Scripture’ Prayer Practice & Gathering on Zoom at 7:00 p.m. For a Zoom link, please email occhurch@snet.net.

 

Easter, April 4, 2021

Ways to celebrate:

1) All are invited to come in person to church any time to decorate the Easter Cross outside in front of the Sanctuary with live flowers.

2) Join in person on the Green at 8:00 a.m. for a service of worship led by our youth and lay leaders with all safety precautions including — masks must be worn at all times, family groups should maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from each other (preferably closer to 12 feet), pre-registration and check-in are required should we need to contact trace.

To register, please email occhurch@snet.net and arrive about 10 minutes prior to the start time for check-in. Please do not congregate after the service. If you wish, your family group may place flowers on the cross together. Be sure to maintain distancing from other groups as you do so.

3) Join us for a special zoom “Easter Greeting” coffee hour at 10 a.m. For a Zoom link, please email occhurch@snet.net.

4)  Join us anytime all day online on YouTube for Easter Worship.

Youth Services Offers Scholarships

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Mar 282021
 

Attention Amity High School SENIORS: Orange Youth Services will choose three (3) seniors, who live in Orange, to be rewarded with $1,000 each toward their college education.

Each applicant must fill out an application, provide a resume, a transcript of their grades, and a brief essay.

Students will be chosen based on academic achievement, extracurricular activities, volunteer involvement, and future endeavors.

The application deadline is May 14, 2021.  Contact Jessica Simone at jsimone@orange-ct.gov or call 203-891-4785 for an application.

Obituary: Laurie Jean Lewis, 54, Beloved Wife, Mother, Daughter-in-Law of Mark A. Lewis

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Mar 282021
 

Laurie Jean (Harrison) Lewis, 54, of Mystic, entered eternal rest Monday, March 22, 2021, after a hard-fought battle with cancer. She was born May 18, 1966, in Holyoke, Mass., to Sandra Jean (Bozcon) Harrison and the late Richard John Harrison of Mystic.

Her father, Richard, served in the United States Navy, and after living in Hawaii for a short time, the family settled in Mystic. After graduating from Robert E. Fitch Senior High School in 1984, Laurie attended Gordon College (Wenham, Mass.) and earned a bachelor’s degree in youth ministry in 1988. Upon graduation, she worked as a paralegal at O’Brien Shafner law firm in Groton, for more than 10 years. Laurie and her husband, Mace, were married in 1991, and have lived in the Mystic area for the past 30 years. Laurie had a special passion for our local schools, and after volunteering at Noank School for many years, she became a secretary at Northeast Academy. Laurie’s beaming smile and warmth greeted everyone who walked through the door, students, parents, teachers, and staff alike, with an encouraging word, a patient and sympathetic ear, or a warm hug. She will be deeply missed by her dear friends and colleagues at Northeast Academy.

Laurie also volunteered with the Fitch Marching Band for more than 10 years, serving as the chair of the Fitch Music Boosters and co-chair of the home show committee, putting her passion and commitment into practice to serve the students, staff, and other volunteers. Her tireless efforts, especially around the home show, helped make the Fitch Marching Band program a source of great pride. She was also a swim mom for the Fitch High School and Gordon College swim teams. She cherished the deep friendships formed throughout the swimming community and was loved by many swimmers, coaches and parents. Laurie served as the chair of the alumni board at Gordon College and, with her husband Mace, were co-chairs of the parent advisory committee.

Laurie was a devoted Christian and had a servant’s heart. She was an active member of Bishop Seabury Church since 1983 and was involved in all aspects of church life. She had a limitless faith and truly was a daughter of the King. Drawing on God’s strength, she lived life with compassion, fierce love, grace, pride, humility, devotion, and acceptance, touching the lives and hearts of all those she knew. Even in her darkest days as she bravely fought relentless cancer, she remained a shining light, always putting others before herself.

The family is eternally grateful to Dr. Paul DiSilvestro and all the doctors, nurses, and staff at the Program in Women’s Oncology at Women & Infants Hospital. “Your care, compassion, warmth, dedication, friendship, support, and advocacy will never be forgotten. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”

Laurie is survived by her husband of nearly 30 years, Mace Lewis, of Mystic; son and daughter-in-law Matthew and Erin Lewis of Hamilton, Mass.; son Andrew Lewis of Brighton, Mass.; son Aaron Lewis of Boston, Mass.; sister and brother-in-law Amy and Daniel Ganolli and nephew Harrison Ganolli of East Haven; mother Sandy Harrison of Mystic; brother-in-law and sister-in-law John and Joanne Lewis of Beacon Falls; father-in-law Mark A. Lewis of Orange; and dear friends Todd and Maureen Stricklin of Warwick, R.I. Her memory will be cherished by many aunts, uncles, cousins, godchildren, and friends.

Visitation will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. and from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 2, at Byles Groton Memorial Home, 310 Thames Street, in Groton. COVID-19 protocols are masks are worn, social distancing, and limited guests in the building at one time. Her in-person funeral service will be private due to COVID-19 restrictions. The service may be viewed via Livestream at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 3. Please use bishopseabury.org. All are welcome to attend the graveside service at approximately 2 p.m. Saturday, April 3, at Colonel Ledyard Cemetery, 240 Mitchell Street in Groton.

Donations in Laurie’s memory may be made to the Oncology Patient Support Fund at Women & Infants Hospital, 300 Richmond Street, Providence, RI 02903, or the Fitch Music Boosters, 101 Groton Long Point Road, Groton CT 06340.

A celebration of Laurie’s life will be announced at a future date. Please visit www.byles.com to sign the online register or to leave a condolence note for the family.

Pat Winkel Still Has It!

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Mar 272021
 

Amity Grad Pat Winkel of Orange is still a baseball phenom, now working his magic at UCONN.

UConn Baseball (@UConnBSB) Tweeted:

Walk Us Off Pat Winkel!!!! https://t.co/3WXTK527HY

https://twitter.com/UConnBSB/status/1375907646893486082?s=20

Great News! There’s A New Red Panda At The Zoo

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Mar 252021
 

There’s a new face at the Zoo!
Meet Berry, a 10-year-old Red panda who came to us from Trevor Zoo in Millbrook, NY to be a companion for Rochan.
Rochan and Berry are still getting to know each other, so, for now, you may see Berry in the indoor habitat, while Rochan will have access to the outdoor habitat. Welcome, Berry!
Photo by Emma Carney

Greater New Haven COVID-19 Community Fund Awards More Than $880,000 in Grants

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Mar 252021
 

Grants awarded to help residents stay in their homes, access food, receive direct assistance, access vaccinations and more as challenges from the impacts of COVID-19 persist

Tens of thousands of Greater New Haven residents will receive food and housing assistance and other crucial services thanks to the Greater New Haven COVID-19 Community Fund distributing $881,275 to 52 nonprofit organizations. This fifth round of grants was approved on March 12, 2021; the Fund was established a year ago on March 20, 2020 by The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven in partnership with United Way of Greater New Haven. As the need in the community continues there will be at least two more grantmaking cycles through the COVID-19 Community Fund. The next application deadline is March 26; the following cycle opens April 5 with applications due on April 23. Nonprofits are encouraged to visit cfgnh.org or uwgnh.org for application information.

“This round of critical funding could not have been possible without the continued support from our donors and community. As the weather warms and vaccination eligibility expands to more people, it may give the illusion that the needs are waning, but this funding cycle has made clear that the need for direct assistance has not diminished for people of color and women in particular in our region. Our community still has a long way to go to recover stronger from this pandemic, and we are grateful to all the donors who have and who will continue to help meet the needs brought on by the pandemic,” says William W. Ginsberg, the President & CEO of The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven.

Even with new federal stimulus funds under the American Rescue Plan Act, many households in the region face difficult choices because of lost jobs and incomes. Women, especially Black women and Latinas, have suffered the majority of pandemic-related job losses, according to the National Women’s Law Center. For the first time in Connecticut’s history, females surpassed males in unemployment claims according to data published in “Essential Equity: Women, COVID-19 and Rebuilding CT.” The report also revealed that 76% of parents who left the workforce in 2020 because of child care are female.

The lost incomes are forcing households to choose between priorities: to put food on the table, to catch up on rent or mortgage payments or to help extended family struggling to make ends meet. Relief from rental assistance programs has not come quickly enough which has prompted some nonprofits such as IRIS and APT Foundation to help their clients pay bills.

“A large number of applications to the joint Covid Fund underscores the continuing need in the community.  The hope offered by the vaccines is so encouraging, and yet we can’t forget how many people have had their lives turned upside down during the pandemic and that they still need help to rebuild.  I’m so pleased that United Way and The Community Foundation are able to continue our partnership to help our community,” says Jennifer Heath, Executive Director of United Way of Greater New Haven.

Many residents eligible for vaccination have transportation issues, child care barriers and/or concerns over vaccination effects. Grantees like the Agency on Aging and Interfaith Caregivers have partnered on a Vaccine Buddies program that is helping schedule appointments for seniors and provide transportation to get to appointments and receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Several nonprofits serving the Valley region have received funding to address the particular needs of that locale; grant recipients include Griffin Hospital, Team Inc., Seymour Ambulance Association, St. Vincent de Paul of the Valley, and STORM Engine Company Ambulance Corps.

Funding decisions regarding The Greater New Haven COVID-19 Community Fund are made by a volunteer Committee; members of the Committee consist of current and former Community Foundation and United Way board members, including Khalilah L. Brown-Dean (bio), Andrew Eder (bio), Judith Meyers (bio), Flemming Norcott, Jr. (bio), Marcella Nuñez Smith (bio), and Diane Young Turner (bio).

“Working closely with my cohorts on the Fund’s distribution Committee and the staff of both The Community Foundation and United Way to help make the best possible grant decisions has not been an easy task.  The knowledge I have gained about the depth of the needs in our community has far exceeded my assumptions.  I am no stranger to this type of work, but what we are currently seeing is well beyond our ability to help everyone with even the most basic of needs. This makes our teamwork both rewarding in our ability to be of help, but, at the same time, painful in that we don’t have enough funds to be able to do more,” says Andrew Eder, Greater New Haven COVID-19 Community Fund Committee member and Chairman of Eder Brothers, Inc.

 

A list of Greater New Haven COVID-19 Community Fund grant recipients to date and ways to donate to the Fund are at www.cfgnh.org/covid19fund.

 

List of March 2021 COVID-19 Community Fund Grant Recipients

Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut, Inc. – $25,000

Support assistance for seniors to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, as well as groceries for food-insecure seniors.

APT Foundation Inc. – $25,000

Support clients with food, clothing, and rental assistance.

Boys & Girls Club of Milford – $20,000

Support increased staffing needs due to decreased group sizes as well as to offer scholarships for youth and families that are unable to pay membership fees.

Breakthrough Church – $15,000

Support food and supplies for the food pantry.

Cathedral of Higher Praise – $14,500

Support food and educational assistance for families with multi-challenged children (mentally, intellectually, and physically).

Central Connecticut Coast YMCA – $25,000

To support youth mentoring and childcare programming in Greater New Haven.

Christian Love Center – $7,500

To support food and supplies for the food pantry.

Christian Union Baptist Church dba Christian Union Full Gospel – $2,500

Support personal hygiene items to low-income community members and families.

Clelian Adult Day Center (Apostles of the Sacred Heart Clelian Center Inc) – $15,000

To provide free services for elderly residents living with Alzheimer’s and related dementias.

Community Soup Kitchen – $25,000

Support the cost of food and take-out supplies.

Connecticut Cancer Foundation – $10,000

Support financial assistance to cancer patients in Greater New Haven for basic living needs such as rent, mortgage, electricity, food, and heat.

Cornell Scott Hill Health Corporation – $25,000

Support for a COVID-19 vaccine public messaging and education campaign.

Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen – $30,000

Support to the Downtown Drop-in & Resource Center.

Elm City Internationals – $15,000

To support tutoring, food, personal protection equipment, and supplies for academic and athletic programs for immigrant and refugee middle school and high school students.

Fellowship Place – $18,000

To support the expansion of weekend hours for the Fellowship Inn Homeless Daytime Drop-in program.

FISH of Greater New Haven, Inc. – $15,000

To support personal protection equipment and staffing for food delivery to homebound individuals.

Greater Mount Carmel Pentecostal Church – $2,500

To support groceries and personal hygiene items for community members in need.

Griffin Hospital – $25,000

To support the community mobile vaccination clinics.

Haven’s Harvest – $26,000

Support the distribution of recovered food to New Haven-based organizations serving residents who are food insecure.

Helping Our People to Excel, Incorporated – $10,000

To support the Future Summer Enrichment program.

Interfaith Volunteer Care Givers of Greater New Haven – $20,000

To support the Vaccine Buddies program providing activities that assist seniors to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

IRIS – Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services – $30,000

To support food and rental assistance for refugees.

Kadiwaku Family Foundation – $6,000

To support food and personal protective equipment for undocumented immigrants living in New Haven.

Loaves & Fishes – $15,275

Support food and equipment for the food pantry, as well as the cost to deliver food.

Montessori School on Edgewood, Inc. – $10,000

To support the purchase of UV-C lights for the classroom.

New Flame Restoration Christian Center – $7,500

To support the food pantry.

New Haven Legal Assistance Association Inc. – $25,000

To support legal services for individuals impacted by the pandemic including frontline workers facing health risks; children with special needs unable to access distance learning opportunities because of lack of technology or other barriers, victims of domestic violence, and the newly unemployed.

New Haven Pride Center – $30,000

To support the expansion of programming for LGBTQ+ youth.

New Opportunities, Inc. – $5,000

To support meals for homebound Cheshire residents who are on the Meals on Wheels waiting list.

Nutrition Security Solutions, Inc. – $15,000

To support the delivery of food to elderly and mobility impaired residents in Greater New Haven.

Omega Seventh-day Adventist Church – $5,000

To support the distribution of food, clothing, and hygiene products.

One Village Healing – $20,000

Support health and wellness services to communities of color.

Operation Fuel, Inc. – $25,000

To support fuel assistance for Greater New Haven low-income families impacted by the pandemic.

Project MORE, Inc. – $15,000

To support the purchase of additional technology for the Reentry Welcome Center.

Ronald McDonald House of CT, Inc. – $5,000

To support personal protective equipment and cleaning supplies for families in residence.

SARAH Foundation – $10,000

To support personal protective equipment for staff and clients during in-person service delivery.

Second Star of Jacob Pantry – $2,500

Support equipment for the food pantry.

Seymour Ambulance Association – $5,000

To support personal protective equipment-related supplies.

Solar Youth – $22,500

To support a new space and staff to enable an in-person after-school teen program.

Squash Haven, Inc. – $10,000

Provide financial assistance for housing, utilities, and/or food costs for undocumented families and/or families whose financial circumstances have been negatively impacted by the pandemic.

St. Martin de Porres Academy – $20,000

Support the purchase of replacement windows to improve air circulation.

St. Vincent de Paul of the Valley – $15,000

To support the purchase of food for the food pantry and grocery gift cards.

The Storehouse Project, Inc. – $20,000

Support food delivery to homeless and homebound individuals, as well as the purchase of personal protective equipment for staff.

Storm Engine Company Ambulance Corps, Inc. – $20,000
To support the purchase of a Lucas Mechanical CPR Device.

TEAM, Inc. – $50,000

To support financial assistance for basic needs for Valley residents.

The Towers Foundation – $20,000

To support meals for low-income elderly residents.

Ulbrich Boys & Girls Club – $10,000

To support food for youth, and personal protective equipment for program staff.

Unidad Latina Accion – $20,000

To support food for youth, and personal protective equipment for program staff.

Vertical Church – $25,000

To support the emergency food pantry and free clothing distribution.

Walk Of Faith Church, Inc. – $7,500

To support the Community Food Pantry and the senior home food basket deliveries.

Whitneyville Cultural Common – $25,000

To support the Distance Learning Hub at the Whitneyville United Church of Christ.

Women and Family Life Center – $20,000

To support cash assistance, gift cards, toiletries, and cleaning/laundry supplies for clients, as well as staffing costs for social workers.

 

About The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven
The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven in Connecticut is one of the oldest and largest community foundations in the U.S. and was established in 1928 as the permanent charitable endowment for New Haven and its surrounding communities of: Ansonia, Bethany, Branford, Cheshire, Derby, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Madison, Milford, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, Oxford, Seymour, Shelton, Wallingford, West Haven, and Woodbridge. In 2020, The Foundation began implementing a 5-year strategic plan and enacted new mission and vision statements toward expanding opportunity and equity in Greater New Haven. In 2021, it launched Stepping Forward, a $26 million commitment to addressing the impact of COVID-19 and advancing racial equity. The Foundation’s mission is to inspire, support, inform, listen to and collaborate with the people and organizations of Greater New Haven to build an ever more connected, inclusive, equitable and philanthropic community.

For more than three generations, generous local donors have built The Community Foundation’s endowment by establishing permanent funds or making gifts to existing funds that distribute grants to a broad variety of issues and organizations. These donors, past and present, make their gifts to ensure that programs and causes that matter most to them will be supported today and forever. As of December 31, 2020, The Foundation’s assets were valued at more than $720 million. For more information about The Foundation visitwww.cfgnh.org or follow @cfgnh on facebook and twitter.

About United Way of Greater New Haven 
United Way of Greater New Haven fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in greater New Haven. The organization, which celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2020, brings people and organizations together to create solutions to the region’s most pressing challenges. We tackle issues that cannot be solved by any one group working alone. Join the movement to Live United athttps://uwgnh.org/.