Family Promise of Central Connecticut Receives $3,000 in Funding from the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal.
New Britain, October 28th — On October 1, 2021, Family Promise of Central Connecticut received a check in the amount of $3,000 from the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal through its Vicariate Outreach Program.
The much-needed funding will help Family Promise of Central Connecticut continue its mission of providing services to families facing homelessness. Currently, Family Promise of Central Connecticut is serving 13 families with children who are at risk of loosing their housing.
“So many local families are continuing to struggle making ends meet. While there is government help available, it’s not enough and that’s where we come in. We fill in the gaps and we make sure families don’t fall through the cracks in the system,” says Marlaina “Nina” Rodriguez, the Executive Director of Family Promise of Central Connecticut. “This donation came at just the right time! We will be able to assist children and their families so they can remain stability housed.”
Since 1981, the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal has been able to assist tens of thousands of people – regardless of race, religion or color – across the Archdiocese of Hartford with health care, education, housing, emergency expenses, and in numerous other areas. It is through the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal Vicariate Outreach Program and the generosity of its donors that the Appeal is able to assist a wide array of community-based charities throughout Hartford, New Haven and Litchfield Counties.
For more information about Family Promise of Central CT and its efforts visit fpcct.org or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
6th Annual Family Promise of Central Connecticut “Home is Where the Heart is” walkathon is October 9.
New Britain, August 31 — Lace up your sneakers and get ready to step out to help end homelessness as part of Family Promise of Central Connecticut’s 6th annual walkathon taking place October 9.
The walkathon is titled, “Home is Where the Heart is” and will be held at Walnut Hill Park, located at 18 West Main Street in New Britain. The event will benefit Family Promise of Central Connecticut, the New Britain-based nonprofit organization that helps homeless families with children regain their self-sufficiency. It will begin at 9 a.m.
Walk-a-thon participants can sign up online to collect pledges from family, friends, and coworkers. Teams can also be formed to collectively gather donations as a group or organization.
“Every family deserves a place to call home,” Family Promise of Central Connecticut Executive Director Nina Rodriguez explains. “We’re encouraging people to show how big their hearts are and participate in our fundraiser which will benefit children and their families who are facing homelessness.”
The hundreds of volunteers who comprise the non-profit organization, represent 22 congregations throughout central Connecticut. During regular, non-pandemic times these congregations provide overnight accommodations and meals to guest families in the program on a rotational basis — one week at a time. Due to the pandemic and safety concerns, Family Promise of Central Connecticut has instead been concentrating its efforts on keeping families stably housed with their new Homelessness Prevention Program.
Family Promise of Central Connecticut is also requesting assistance for the walkathon from local companies and organizations. Sponsorship opportunities are available for organizations of any size and start at $250. For a donation of $1,000, companies will earn a Heart of Gold designation. Sponsors who donate at the Heart of Gold level will get their organization’s logo on the Family Promise website for a year, social media blasts, and the opportunity to speak at the walkathon.
Walkers and teams can register for free online by visiting the event website at https://walk.fpcct.org . Same day walk registration will also be available in Walnut Hill Park beginning at 9 a.m. behind the band shell. For more information, please contact Nina Rodriguez at email@example.com.
We are very proud to announce that Family Promise of Central Connecticut won the 31st annual “CarterCares” Charity Contest! Our organization was one of many worthy groups that were nominated to win a $5,000 donation from Carter Mario Law Firm. With the efforts of our incredible network of volunteers and supporters, FPCCT received the most votes and won!
At Carter Mario Law Firm, they have been fighting for Connecticut injury victims for 30 years. But their commitment to the community doesn’t stop in the courtroom. Their CarterCares program serves as a way for their attorneys and staff to reach out and make a difference in the lives of their neighbors. This generous donation will certainly make a difference for the families we serve at Family Promise!
We are so grateful to our friends at Carter Mario Law Firm and to everyone that cast their vote for us!