Category: Philanthropy

Minks to Sinks Returns October 2-4

Wilton, CT – It’s back! The epic tag sale thousands of donors, consignors, collectors, and bargain-hunters wait for each year is returning October 2-4. Thousands of items from children’s toys to clothing, furniture to housewares, will be on sale in Wilton during the twice-yearly Minks to Sinks sale. Proceeds benefit Family & Children’s Agency (FCA),…

Alumna gifts great-great-grandfather’s Civil War letters to WCSU

DANBURY, CT – Western Connecticut State University recently received a donation of about 130 letters written as correspondence during the American Civil War. WCSU alumna Carol Lieto ’99, donated the letters, which were penned by her great-great-grandfather Joseph Dobbs Bishop. Bishop was a Danbury soldier during the American Civil War, serving as the chief musician…

Pacific House 20th Annual Celebration on October 21

STAMFORD, CT – Pacific House, a leader in ending homelessness in Fairfield County, is proud to announce their largest fundraiser of the year, the Pacific House 20th Annual Celebration. On Thursday, October 21st the region’s most socially-minded residents and community leaders will gather together in-person and online to celebrate the work that Pacific House does…

Connecticut Jewish Federations Form Regional Security Partnership with Secure Community Network

Greenwich, New Haven, Stamford, and Western CT Federations Launch Regional Security Program; Former FBI Special Agent Tapped to Lead the Effort New Haven, CT – To better protect members of the Jewish communities who attend area synagogues, day schools, and other facilities in the area, the leadership of the Jewish Federations in Southern and Western…

Homes for the Brave Signature Fundraiser Raises Over $86,000 To Date  To Help Veterans Experiencing Homelessness

BRIDGEPORT, CT – The Homes for the Brave organization (HFTB) held its signature fundraiser, the Step OUT for the Brave 40,000 Step Challenge, raising over $86,000 to date to help Veterans experiencing homelessness. Between Saturday, August 7 and Sunday, August 15 nearly 670 participants from across the country took steps where they lived to help…

Local Author of Inspiring Tale of Deafblind, Pink Puppy To Appear At Learning Disabilities Fundraiser

Norwalk, CT – Local author Melissa Shapiro, DMV, of Westport, CT, will appear with her inspiring deaf, blind, and very pink puppy, Piglet, at the third annual Smart Walk for Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities on Sunday, October 3rd at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport. Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities, a Norwalk-based nonprofit that…

Housatonic Community College Foundation and Bank of America Announce New Support for Manufacturing Pipeline Program in Bridgeport

Program Aims to Increase Opportunities for Populations Underrepresented in the Manufacturing Industry, Including Women With Funding from Bank of America, Upskilling and Job Placement Opportunities Now Available BRIDGEPORT, CT (August 9, 2021) – The Housatonic Community College (HCC) Foundation was recently awarded a $15,000 grant from Bank of America to help support the community college’s…

New Executive Director Joins Future 5

Stamford, CT – It is with great enthusiasm that Future 5’s Board Chair Christopher Wright announced that Amanda Dubois-Mwake has been named Future 5’s new Executive Director. Following an extensive five-month search by Future 5’s Executive Search Committee, Amanda will begin her leadership succession on July 1, taking over from Rachel Dewey, who will be…

Inclusion, Independence, Individualization create Ideal Residential Options for Many People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

ARI, CLASP Homes, and STAR, Inc., Lighting the Way are three Fairfield County non-profit agencies who, for over a half century, share a common mission in their desire to provide people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) the same opportunities as their typical peers. How many of us have dreamed of having our own home…