|The 2013 Thanksgiving food program. |
Photo by Board Secretary, Attorney Karen Fisher
These programs are graciously sponsored by Stop & Shop Co., Derby Walmart, Great Expectations Day Care & Learning Center in Southbury, St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Oxford, Walnut Hill Community Church- Seymour Campus, and many individuals and businesses throughout the state.
In 2013, the Thanksgiving Food Program served 101 families, an increase of 63 families from the previous year. Connecticut Partnership's goal is to serve 150 families this year. The agency provides the turkey, and asks for the non-perishable fixings from individual and business sponsors and donors. Donors have two options: sponsor a family or run a food drive. Meal distribution occurs on Saturday, Nov. 22; therefore, the deadline for items to be delivered to the agency is Monday, Nov. 17.
The "Helping Hands, Warming Hearts" winter sponsorship program provides brand new jackets, boots, hats, scarves, gloves, and books to children in need. Each year, this program has served approximately 200 children. The agency's goal for this year is to increase the number served to 250 children. Donors have two options: sponsor a child or provide an item in bulk. The agency provides size information, etc. to sponsors. These items will be delivered to the children on Dec. 22-23; and therefore, must be delivered to Connecticut Partnership no later than Monday, Dec. 15.
For more information or to commit to sponsoring a family for Thanksgiving or a child for the winter program, please contact the agency directly at 203-881-1804 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is a press release from Meghan Tarby, MSW, executive director and social worker for CT Partnership for Children, Inc.