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STAMFORD—Over 250 people attended New Covenant Center’s 12th annual Harvest Table fundraiser on November 3. The event was hosted at the Italian Center and raised $260,000 to benefit the guests and clients of the center.

The event featured a silent auction of 40 items, a live auction package of tickets and accommodations to Wake Forest at Notre Dame football game next fall, live music and hors d’oeuvres from several Stamford restaurants.

The highlight of the evening was the heartfelt and deeply appreciative words of Lourdes Bonilla, who spoke about the importance of having New Covenant Center’s services to help move her along in life.

As New Covenant Center looks ahead, there is much work to be done. This month, they resumed their day shelter and shower program, and also hired a full-time case worker who will work one-on-one with New Covenant Center guests in helping them find better paths to sustainability. This includes the Family Loan Program, which provides financial and budgeting counseling to low-income families to be able to buy a used car, repair cars and make security deposits.

Located in Stamford, the New Covenant Center provides nutritious meals to all those who are hungry. They take steps toward empowering men, women and children to reach their full potential and become self-sufficient. The center is open 365 days a year and serves lunch and dinner. It also operated a food pantry three times a week. In total, New Covenant Center provides 550,000 meals per year to nearly 5,000 people.

Additionally, New Covenant Center also provides showers, haircuts and toiletries, as well as job training, immigration services, the Family Loan and Community Access programs and other social services.

To volunteer with New Covenant Center, please contact volunteer David Lovegreen at [email protected] To donate to New Covenant Center, visit ccfairfield.org/project/new-covenant-center. For general inquiries, contact executive director John Gutman at [email protected]