News
Merton Center Breakfast Serves a Packed Crowd
June 13th, 2018

On May 24, 2018, The Thomas Merton Center’s Annual Celebrity Breakfast was held at the Holiday Inn in Bridgeport. The breakfast served a packed crowd of 250 people. Fairfield County Catholic reported on this successful event featuring former GE executive and Autism Speaks Co-Founder Bob Wright. Read the article in its entirety here.



The Undies Project
June 13th, 2018

Did you know that underwear is the most under-donated, yet most needed clothing item? In order to tackle this challenge, Lucy Langley and Laura Delaflor launched a nonprofit focused specifically on providing underwear for those in need. This May, NCCenter was a lucky recipient of The Undies Project’s donation of 654 pairs of men’s underwear and 210 pairs of women’s underwear in mixed sizes. That’s over 800 pairs of underwear!

Leisa Hinds-Simpson of NCCenter helps a guest pick out the right size.

Many thanks to this incredible organization that understands NCCenter’s mission to promote human cleanliness through our shower and barber services programs. Being able to give our guests fresh, new underwear builds on our initiatives to promote dignity and self esteem. 

Click here to watch News12’s segment about The Undies Project’s donation to NCCenter.

Written by Ellen McGinness



Catholic Charities in the News
April 16th, 2018

Catholic Charities was just featured in the April edition of Fairfield County Catholic in two separate articles. One article discussed the mission of the agency and how the Annual Catholic Appeal helps to support the good work we do. The other article promoted our upcoming annual golf outing and spoke about how this year we would be honoring the late Dan Caruso. You can read both of those article in this edition of Fairfield County Catholic, located here.




60 Minutes Producer Shines a Light on Public Services
April 6th, 2018

The Fairfield County Catholic ran a wonderful recap of this year’s Celebrity Breakfast featuring 60 Minutes’ Executive Producer Jeff Fager. You can read all about this signature event, which is now in its 14th year, here.

J. Randy Salvatore receives “The Founder’s Award”

Jeff Fager with Co-Chairs Sarita Hanley & Ed Kearns



USCCB National Call-in Day to Congress
February 26th, 2018

Please participate in the Call-In Day to Congress on Monday, February 26, 2018!

Your advocacy is critical to help the nearly 1.8 million Dreamers, young people who were brought into the United States by their parents as children. They may face deportation as soon as March 6th, unless Congress reaches a bipartisan deal to protect them. Please follow these easy steps:

1.) Please call 855-589-5698 to reach the Capitol switchboard and press 1 to connect to your Senator. Once you are connected to the Senator’s offices, please ask the person on the phone to deliver this simple message to your legislator:

“I urge you to support a bipartisan, common-sense, and humane solution for Dreamers:
Protect Dreamers from deportation and provide them with a path to citizenship.
Reject proposals that undermine family immigration or protections for unaccompanied children. 
As a Catholic, I know that families are not “”chains,” but a blessing to be protected. 
Act now to protect Dreamers, our immigrant brothers and sisters.”

2.) Next, please call 855-589-5698 to reach the Capitol switchboard one more time and press 2 to connect to your Representative. Once you are connected to the Representative’s offices, please ask the person on the phone to deliver this simple message to your legislator:

“I urge you to support a bipartisan, common-sense, and humane solution for Dreamers:
Protect Dreamers from deportation and provide them with a path to citizenship.
Reject proposals that undermine family immigration or protections for unaccompanied children. As a Catholic, I know that families are not “chains,” but a blessing to be protected. 
Act now to protect Dreamers, our immigrant brothers and sisters.”

After completing your call, please go to the Justice for Immigrants website to learn more about the JFI campaign. Also, please visit JFI’s DACA and Dreamer resource page for materials in English and Spanish that you can use to support these exemplary young people.

English: https://justiceforimmigrants.org/2016site/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Lenten-Action-for-Dreamers-Campaign-English.pdf 



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