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Catholic Charities, Diocese of Norwich, Celebrates Selection as a Stop & Shop Community Bag Program Beneficiary
Catholic Charities, Providing Help & Creating Hope in New London, Middlesex, Windham & Tolland counties, has been selected as a beneficiary of the Stop & Shop Community Bag Program.  The Stop & Shop Community Bag Program, which launched in May 2019, is a reusable bag program that facilitates community support with the goal to make a difference in the communities where shoppers live and work.  Catholic Charities, Diocese of Norwich was selected as a beneficiary of the program by store leadership.  Catholic Charities, Diocese of Norwich will rec...

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14th Annual Golf Tournament Sponsors  Needed
It is that time of year when we reach out to those in our community to consider one of the many sponsorships available to support our 14th Annual Golf Tournament.  Our tournament will be held on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at Fox Hopyard Golf Club in East Haddam.  We hope you will consider becoming a sponsor, and help us positively impact the lives of those in crisis, living in our community.  Proceeds from our tournament allow us to continue our mission of “Providing Help & Creating Hope” to those individuals and families of all faiths, ...

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Sponsors and Golfers Needed for 14th Annual Catholic Charities Golf Tournament
Join us for a swing and a prayer on Wednesday, September 18th at the Fox Hopyard Golf Club for Catholic Charities’ 14th Annual Golf Tournament. Catholic Charities has been Providing Help & Creating Hope to those most in need throughout Eastern Connecticut for the last 98 years, serving people of all faith.  Join us for a day of golf at a great course and directly impact those living in our community. Registration begins at 10:30am.  Lunch is served at 11:00am.  Shotgun Start begins at 1:00pm.  Dinner is served and awards are presented at ...

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Catholic Charities' 2019 Family Champions Honored at Connecticut Council of Family Service Agencies Awards
Press Release New Haven, CT, May 23, 2019:  The Connecticut Council of Family Services Agencies (CCFSA) honored Dr. Steven M. Coan of Stonington, CT, and Ms. Kim Quinn of Griswold, CT as true champions for CT’s children and families at their annual award ceremony, May 22, 2019 at the New Haven Lawn Club in New Haven. Dr. Steven M. Coan received the 2019 Family Champion Award for his outstanding volunteer service to children and families as a Board Member of Catholic Charities Diocese of Norwich, Inc. Ms. Kim Quinn received the 2019 Family Champion Award ...

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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 $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.  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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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 Florence. As it did in response to last year’s hurricanes, CCUSA forwards 100 percent of funds raised to the local Catholic Charities agencies that serve the affected communities. To donate, text CCUSADISASTER to 71777. You may also donat...

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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.   This program will help those who relocated to Eastern Connect with the skills needed to prepare for successful job searches, creation of resumes and preparation for job interviews.  Catholic Charities has had a presence...

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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 involvement with a family service agency. It is through the sharing of the talent, skill and dedication of the staff, Board members and volunteers that the Family Champions help change lives for the better!  

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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 Charities with items collected throughout the Diocese for their Annual Layette Program. Every year, through the Council’s Layette Program, the women of the council actively collect baby clothes, diapers, baby wipes, and blankets. These i...

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