Category: Philanthropy

Housatonic Community College Offers Thanksgiving Dinner Drive-Through To Students

BRIDGEPORT, CT – To show appreciation for its student body, the Housatonic Community College (HCC) Student Senate handed out 200 Thanksgiving meal bags on Friday. Each thermal bag was filled with holiday dinner staples such as stuffing, potatoes, green beans, cranberries and pumpkin. In addition, the first 50 students received turkeys and another 10 students…

Webster Banker Named to American Bankers Association Foundation Board

WATERBURY, CT – Webster Bank is pleased to announce Kathy Luria, senior vice president, Community Affairs, director of philanthropy, has been named to the American Bankers Association Foundation Board of Directors. The ABA Community Engagement Foundation, known as the ABA Foundation, is a 501(c)3 corporation. Through its leadership, partnerships and national programs, the foundation supports…

The Salvation Army Will Deliver Meals To Seniors In Need Thanksgiving and Christmas Day

HARTFORD, CT – The Salvation Army will deliver 700 meals to seniors in need in Hartford, East Hartford, West Hartford, Bloomfield, Newington, Windsor and Wethersfield on Thanksgiving Day. Volunteers will arrive starting at 9:00 am at The Salvation Army located at 217-225 Washington Street in Hartford. Meal deliveries will begin at 10:00 am. “We recognize…

Maritime Aquarium’s “Gratitude Days” Nov. 23-25 makes free tickets available to broad list of essential workers

NORWALK, CT – In this season of Thanksgiving, The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is expressing gratitude to essential workers who have helped the community respond to – and thrive during – the coronavirus pandemic by making free tickets available Nov. 23-25. During these “Gratitude Days,” one free adult ticket will be available to essential workers…

Americares Awards $250,000 in COVID-19 Relief Grants

Stamford, CT – Americares has awarded $250,000 to nonprofit organizations responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. Twenty-five free and charitable clinics were each awarded $10,000 grants. The funds will be used to purchase critically needed personal protective equipment, increase COVID-19 testing and screening capabilities, implement telehealth services, hire additional medical staff and…

Americares Earns Highest Charity Navigator Rating

Stamford, CT – For the fifth consecutive year, Americares has earned a 4-star rating—the highest possible—from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator, for its strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency. Only 16 percent of the charities evaluated by Charity Navigator have received at least 5 consecutive 4-star evaluations. “We are honored…