Monday, February 17, 2014

Blumenthal lends support to Seymour-based nonprofit

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal visited the Connecticut Partnership for Children's annual Valentine fundraiser at Colonial Tavern in Oxford. Pictured from left are Tom Tarby, President, Melissa Moller, board member, Attorney Karen Fisher, secretary, Blumenthal, Meghan Tarby, executive director, Kathryn Murray, Quinnipiac University MSW intern) Chris Mastroni, treasurer. / Contributed photo

SEYMOUR - Connecticut Partnership for Children will celebrate its fifth birthday March 5
In an effort to spread the word about diaper need in the state, the agency's Valley Diaper Bank is hosting the "28 Days of Diapers" throughout the month of February. 

There are many ways to get involved in this initiative. Here are some ideas: 
1) Run a diaper drive at your agency, business, or school; 2) Ask your staff/employees to dress down in denim on a day this month, in exchange for a $5 donation or a package of diapers or wipes (ask your boss to match any monetary donations); 3) Form your team for the Diaper Dash 5K on May 31, and register now to get the early-bird rate; 4) Inquire about volunteering at our agency; 5) Refer one family, who is in need of services, to our agency; 6) Tell five friends, family members, co-workers, etc. about our mission; 7) Sponsor a child, with a commitment of six months or one year; 8) Like us at or follow us at

Register for Diaper Dash
As part of the "28 Days" initiative, early-bird registration has officially opened for the First Diaper Dash 5K & Family Fun Run/Walk.
This event will be held May 31 and will begin at Seymour High School. Early bird registration is $25 per participant through March 31.
The registration fee is $30 from April 1-May 31. Children ages 4 and  under in strollers need not register. 
For information on the race, including a look at the certified course, visit or email

For more information, contact Connecticut Partnership for Children, (203) 881-1804 or at

This is a press release from Meghan Tarby, founder and executive director, Connecticut Partnership for Children.

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