November 17th, 2017
What a spectacular Harvest Table! This 7th annual fundraiser, held November 12 at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich, was one of our best so far. The event was a record-breaking financial success, and topped last year’s attendance with over 300 supporters.
Harvest Table featured a silent auction offering 100 items, delicious varieties of hors d’oeuvres from our Marketplace vendors, and guest speaker Cecily Gans, who spoke about Fighting Food Insecurity One Bite at a Time.
In addition, we were thrilled to unveil a new video about New Covenant to show our guests more about what we do to help those in need. Here’s the link—we hope you’ll take a look:
This event would not have been possible without the generous support of our sponsors: Mike & Diane Boyd, Bruce & Linda Koe, XL Catlin, Nils & Christine Dahl, Greg & Sarita Hanley, Ed & Gina Kearns, Terry & Leslie Laughren, Laure Aubuchon, Clive A. Correia, Darien Rowayton Bank, Hyatt Regency Greenwich, Odell Mays, Narragansett Brewing Company, Pottery Barn, Holly & Dwayne Richardson, Peter & Barbara Ripp, RMS Companies, Bob & Lisa Schultz, Hearst Media Services, Moffly Media, and Pepperidge Farm.
Adoption Tax Credit
November 14th, 2017
Catholic Charities agrees with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops that retaining the adoption tax credit is vital as a pro-life concern. We urge you to contact your State Representatives and Legislators in Congress to express your support as well.
Join the “Great Turkey Giveaway” at NCH
November 14th, 2017
STAMFORD — In Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s 1941 State of the Union address (often referred to as the Four Freedoms Speech), he proposed four fundamental freedoms that people “everywhere in the world” should enjoy. One of those was Freedom from Want, which Norman Rockwell depicted in his painting of a smiling family gathered around the Thanksgiving table.
At this time of year, I often think about the disparity between those who can easily fill their Thanksgiving tables with plenty of food versus those who live every day wondering where their next meal will come from.
At New Covenant Center, Thanksgiving is a reminder that our guests are hungry and need help every single day of the year–not just during this upcoming holiday stretch.
So I’m very happy to say that we’ll be distributing almost 600 turkeys and fixings again this year to the families who shop each month in our Food Pantry. Your continued participation in our annual turkey donation initiative helps these families fill their Thanksgiving tables more easily–which is something we should all be proud of.
On behalf of the New Covenant Center staff and Advisory Council, I’d like to wish you a joyful Thanksgiving holiday.
New Covenant Center is open 365 days a year. It is located at 174 Richmond Hill Avenue. For information contact John Gutman, Executive Director at (203) 964-8228, ext. 401 or Betsy Lopez, assistant director at (203) 964-8228, ext. 415. Visit the website: http://www.newcovenantcenter.org
Running the NYC Marathon for Catholic Charities of Fairfield County
November 8th, 2017
Catholic Charities of Fairfield County (CCFC) Board Director Marilyn Hart ran her 11th NYC Marathon on November 5th. But this time, she hit the pavement to raise funds for Catholic Charities, an organization that’s dear to her.
Hart set up a Crowdrise account with the goal of raising $2600. Why did she want to raise funds for this particular agency? “CCFC the largest private social services provider in the county, with programs that include soup kitchens, food pantries, early childhood education, housing and mental health. The state has cut funding to all organizations, but the need still exists and continues to grow,” she explained.
In true Catholic spirit, Hart stopped to help a woman who had fallen, losing 17 seconds off of her target time in the process. But she wasn’t disappointed with her finish saying, “The running is the easy part, taking care of so many people is the challenge.”
If you’d like to help Hart reach her goal, you can donate at: www.crowdrise.com/o/en/team/marilyns-15th-marathon.
Two Week Countdown!
October 31st, 2017
Tick tock–there are only two weeks to go before New Covenant Center’s 7th Annual Harvest Table fundraiser on Sunday November 12th! We have some tickets (but not a lot!) so get yours while you still can at www.501auctions.com/harvesttable. We hope to see our new venue, the Hyatt Regency Greenwich, on November 12th!
Many thanks to our generous sponsors:
Mike & Diane Boyd, Bruce & Linda Koe, XL Catlin, Nils & Christine Dahl, Greg & Sarita Hanley, Ed & Gina Kearns, Terry & Leslie Laughren, Laure Aubuchon, Clive A. Correia, Darien Rowayton Bank, Hyatt Regency Greenwich, Narragansett Brewing Company, Pottery Barn, RMS Companies, Peter & Barbara Ripp, Bob & Lisa Schultz, Hearst Media Services, Moffly Media and Pepperidge Farm.