Category: Philanthropy

Americares Awards $250,000 in COVID-19 Relief Grants

Stamford, CT – Americares has awarded $250,000 to nonprofit organizations responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. Twenty-five free and charitable clinics were each awarded $10,000 grants. The funds will be used to purchase critically needed personal protective equipment, increase COVID-19 testing and screening capabilities, implement telehealth services, hire additional medical staff and…

Americares Earns Highest Charity Navigator Rating

Stamford, CT – For the fifth consecutive year, Americares has earned a 4-star rating—the highest possible—from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator, for its strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency. Only 16 percent of the charities evaluated by Charity Navigator have received at least 5 consecutive 4-star evaluations. “We are honored…

The Salvation Army in Connecticut and Walmart Create More Opportunities for People to Help “Rescue Christmas” This Holiday Season

CONNECTICUT, CT – To help meet the unprecedented level of need this holiday season, Walmart and The Salvation Army in Connecticut are working together to make it even easier for people to help others this Christmas. Building upon a 40-year relationship of supporting people in need during the holiday season, Walmart and The Salvation Army…

FCA@Home: Family & Children’s Agency’s First-Ever Virtual Gathering, October 16, 2020

Norwalk, CT – Family & Children’s Agency’s (FCA) first-ever virtual event, FCA@Home will take place on Friday, October 16, 2020. The virtual event, which is open to the public, will bring together donors and supporters across Fairfield County and beyond from the comfort of their own homes to learn about FCA’s Covid-19 Response and how…

Record Earnings For Homes for the Brave Signature Fundraiser  Over $108,000 Raised To Support Homeless Veterans

BRIDGEPORT, CT – Over 630 people from across the country participated in the 6th Annual Step OUT for the Brave challenge last month, raising a record-shattering $108,910 to help homeless and at-risk Veterans. The signature fundraiser for Bridgeport’s Homes for the Brave (HFTB) organization was expanded this year to a virtual format, allowing even more…

STAR Rubino Family Center Announces Expanded Birth through Early Childhood Intervention Beginning September 1

STAR, Inc., Lighting the Way is launching an expanded, multi-lingual program for children experiencing, or at risk of, developmental delays. The enhanced program, generously supported in part by The Community Fund of Darien and New Canaan Community Foundation, and other generous grants expands services from birth through age five, with additional service options for children…

Connecticut Food Bank to Distribute Food for 7,500 Meals August 20 in Milford at Cornerstone Christian Center

Wallingford, CT – Connecticut Food Bank and Cornerstone Christian Center will hold a drive-through food distribution at Cornerstone Christian Center, 349 Wheelers Farms Road in Milford on Thursday, August 20, from 5:30PM to 7:30PM. This event will provide enough food for approximately 7,500 meals. The distribution will be a contactless, drive-through event, to follow social…