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Join Us At Our 98th Anniversary Gala!
Catholic Charities will celebrate its’ 98th anniversary  at our “Hope Anchors the Soul” Gala on Saturday, April 13th at the Mystic Yachting Center.  Evening begins at 5:00 PM with a Silent Auction, cocktail reception, and dinner followed  by dancing from 8:00 – 10:00 PM.  Tickets are $100.00 per...

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 Human Resources, Finances, & Fundraising Volunteers Needed!
If you have a background in Human Resources, Finances, or Fundraising and are looking to be part of a group that gives back to others throughout the Diocese.  For more information email edwardtessman@ccfsn.org.   

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St. Thomas More School Helps Others This Christmas!
On Tuesday, December 18th Maura Howard, Assistant Dean of Students at St. Thomas More School visited Catholic Charities bearing gifts.  Maura and the St. Thomas More School community generously donated $1,000 in gift cards to the clients of Catholic Charities.  Maura also presented Catholic Charities with a check for the agency&...

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Community Foundation Helps Preston Residents In Need
Catholic Charities is happy to be the recipient of a $700 grant from the Preston Community Foundation to help those in need living in Preston with Emergency Basic Needs.  Thank you!  Click here to see how you can help those most in need!  

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Catholic Charities Receives Grant from Chelsea Groton Bank
Catholic Charities was visited by Cynthia Harris of Chelsea Groton Bank, who delivered a $7,500 check from Chelsea Groton to support their Emergency Basic Needs Program.  The Emergency Basic Needs Program is the most utilized program within the agency and provides basic need assistance to those most in need within our community. ...

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Bob’s Discount Furniture Non-Exempt Employees Help Others this Holiday Season
Catholic Charities was blessed to be visited by Dorothy Stropparo, James Renfro and Maribel Santiago from Bob’s Furniture in Taftville.  The three delivered a check in the amount of $1,210.07 with 10 gift certificates for either one ham or one turkey, up to $20, to help those served by Catholic Charities.  This was collect...

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Catholic Charities partners with local agencies to help those most in need this Thanksgiving
As most gathered with friends and family for Thanksgiving, there were many who could not afford dinner for their families.  With the help of many community partners, like the United Way of Southeastern Connecticut, the Connecticut Food Bank, Shop Rite and Stop & Shop, Catholic Charities was able to make Thanksgiving brighter for ...

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Catholic Charities Annual Fund Kicks Off!
On November 1st, Catholic Charities kicked off their 2018-2019 Annual Fund and mailed their annual brochure and pledge card to their faithful donors, locally and outside of Connecticut.  The money raised from their Annual Fund is used to support agency programs and needs that are not met through grant funding. In the first 10 mont...

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Lane Bryant Stores Help Those Most In Need
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Norwich www.ccfsn.org is proud to be the recipient organization for the local chapter of the “Pajama Program”.  Thirteen teams of the Lane Bryant stores in CT, RI and MA partnered with the Pajama Program in collecting over 100 pajamas and books for those most in need. Catholic Charities...

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Class, School and Parish Service Opportunities Available!
Are you looking for a way to help those most in need among us?  Do you need parish or school community service hours?  How about considering: Coins for Charity Diaper Drive Canned Good Drive Cereal Drive Personal Hygiene Item Drive Christmas Toy Drive   For more information contact  860-889-...

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Catholic Charities USA has mobilized to help communities affected by Hurricane Florence
While North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia brace for devastating damage, Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) is working closely with local agencies to ensure they are able to respond quickly. CCUSA has set up its website donation page and text-to-give platform in order to support individuals and families impacted by Hurricane Florenc...

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Date and Location set for Spring Benefit
Catholic Charities 98th Anniversary Spring Benefit Saturday, April  13, 2019 Mystic Yachting Center, Mystic  
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People’s United Community Foundation Funding to Help Job Readiness Program for Puerto Rican Refugees.
Norwich, CT – Karen Galbo, VP, Executive Director of People’s United Community Foundation, and members of People’s United Bank presented Edward Tessman, Executive Director, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Norwich, with a check for a grant to help Hurricane Maria refugees living in Eastern CT. with a Job Readiness Program....

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CCFSA Family Champions
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Norwich would like to congratulate Cindy Mageski and Monsignor Leszek Janik as Connecticut Council of Family Services, 2018 Family Champions! CCFSA recognizes individuals across the state who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to strengthen and support families in Connecticut, through their inv...

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Norwich Diocesan Council of Catholic Women Support Catholic Charities
Norwich Diocesan Council of Catholic Women help support Catholic Charities By Judith K. Pappagallo OLD LYME – Judith K. Pappagallo, President of the Norwich Diocesan Council of Catholic Women, (NDCCW) and members of the Council gathered at Christ the King Parish in Old Lyme, for a luncheon and to present staff of Catholic Charit...

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