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Entries for December 2018

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’s Emergency Basic Needs Program Fuel Fund.   The money raised for these generous gifts were from donations made by the students and faculty members of St. Thomas More School.  Maura has coordinated this on behalf of Catholic...

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Community Foundation Helps Preston Residents In Need
Catholic Charities is happy to be the recipient of a $750 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.  Thank you to Chelsea Groton Bank!

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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 collected and donated by their non-exempt employees and came unsolicited.  Thank you to all those who donated and helped those most in need within our community!

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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 so many families.  Catholic Charities was able to provide either a turkey or a chicken with all of the fixings to make a healthy and enjoyable meal, or a local grocery store gift card, to 90 families in Norwich, 68 families in New Lond...

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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 months of this year, Catholic Charities has been able to “Provide Help & Create Hope” to over 2,500 clients, providing more than 3,750 services.  Catholic Charities continues to be a lifeline to so many throughout Eastern C...

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