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United Way announces capacity building grants
United Way of Southeastern Connecticut is pleased to announce a round of capacity building grants to several United Way Partner Programs to increase their effectiveness. This funding opportunity was designed to assist Partners to improve ratings for Partner Programs during the Allocations process, and, ultimately, improve program effectiveness and outcomes for their program participants. United Way Allocations volunteers review Partner Programs and Agencies based on needs, efficiency, and outcomes using a standardized rating tool. Funds could have been used internally...

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Catholic Charities Celebrates 98 Years of Providing Help & Creating Hope
Mystic Yachting Center April 13, 2019 It was a beautiful evening at the Mystic Yachting Center as friends, supporters, staff, volunteers and Board Members of Catholic Charities gathered to celebrate its 98th Anniversary at its Hope Anchors the Soul Spring Gala. Overlooking the Mystic River, guests were entertained by the Hot Cat Jazz Band during the cocktail hour, enjoying views from the wrap around covered porch.  Guests had the opportunity to bid on many exciting silent auction items to include; tickets to Barrett Jackson Northeast, The World’s Greatest C...

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Catholic Charities Night at Dodd Stadium June 21st- Tickets on Sale NOW!
Want to help others while enjoying your hometown Connecticut Tigers?  Come join Catholic Charities at Dodd Stadium on June 21st at 7:05pm and enjoy a game, while helping others! Come for the game and stay for the fireworks. Perfect opportunity to thank your employees, volunteers and families! Contact 860-889-8346 x287

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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’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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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 is very thankful to both the Pajama Program and Lane Bryant Stores!   The Pajama Program works with 3,700 community partners nationwide to offer magical gifts of pajamas and books to those children that are possibly homeless, in...

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 November 27, 2018 kicks off the “Charitable Season” with #GivingTuesday so,  how can you help?
As we all might enjoy a wonderful gathering of friends and family on the holidays, there are thousands who can’t afford dinner for their families so they come to Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Norwich.  Our mission is to help those most in need in Eastern CT.   Did you know that in the first ten months of this calendar year, Catholic Charities has Provided Help & Created Hope to over 5,000 clients and distributed over 32,000 meals to families in need through our Norwich, New London, Willimantic and Middletown offices.   We are enco...

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November National Adoption Month
November is National Adoption Month.  Were you adopted through Catholic Charities Diocese of Norwich or know someone who was?  Did you give up a baby for adoption?  Call today to find out how we are linking and reuniting families together through our research team here in Norwich!  Contact Tracy Martone at tracymartone@ccfsn.org or 860-889-8346 ext. 285

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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  860-889-8346 ext 285   Thank you!

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AmazonSmile is increasing the donation rate 10x from Oct 29 - Nov 2
Through Nov 2, AmazonSmile is donating 5% (ten times the usual amount) to Catholic Charities, Diocese of Norwich when you shop at .smile.amazon.com/ch/06-0646609. #AmazonSmile #StartWithaSmile

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