PRESS RELEASE: Basketball Tournament 

Family Promise of Central Connecticut seeking sponsors and players for April 9 and 10 Basketball Tournament 

New Britain, February 25, 2022: Calling all athletes and basketball fans! Lace up your sneakers, start practicing shooting some hoops, and get ready to have some fun at Family Promise of Central Connecticut’s first-ever Basketball Tournament fundraiser taking place April 9 and 10 at the Vale Sports Club in Middletown.  

“We are hosting our first-ever basketball tournament. It is going to be a fun, two-day event that will benefit Family Promise, the New Britain-based non-profit that works with area congregations to end homeless in our area,” explains Jay Williams, Vice President of the organization, and the tournament chairperson.  

According to Williams, the tournament, which will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, will consist of three divisions with eight co-ed squads in each division. Division A will be comprised of 6th to 8th grade students, Division B will be comprised of 9th to 12th graders and Division C will be comprised of adults of all ages. Two games, plus playoffs are guaranteed. Games are composed of two 20-minute halves. 

There is an entry fee of $500 per team and 8-10 players can be on each team. To register for the Family Promise of Central Connecticut Basketball Tournament or to become an event sponsor, please go to:  https://familypromisecct.org/bball22

Contact: Nina Rodriguez admin@fpcct.org

2022 Sleep Out

On Friday, March 4th, High schoolers from Church of Christ, Congregational in Newington, braved the cold and took turns sleeping outside overnight in cardboard boxes to raise awareness of family homelessness in Connecticut. Participants collected over $2,300 in donations! All proceeds will benefit Family Promise of Central Connecticut. FPCCT is currently serving 15 local families at risk of homelessness and every penny raised will be used to support their mission.

General donations for the “Sleep Out” are welcome; donors supporting a particular teen should indicate the participant’s name in the PayPal note field. To donate online now, click the PayPal logo below or scan the QR code.

To donate by check or Venmo please contact Kara Russell, the Church of Christ, Congregational in Newington, Assistant to the Pastor for Youth and Outreach: krussell@newingtonucc.org

Thank you for helping us fight family homelessness – because every child deserves a home!

Vote for FPCCT

Carter Mario Law Firm is holding their annual “Cartercares” Charity Contest and Family Promise of Central CT has been nominated to win a generous cash donation!

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 is a statewide community outreach initiative through which their attorneys and staff can reach out and make a difference in the lives of their neighbors.

In honor of their 31st anniversary this year, Carter Mario is hosting a CarterCares contest to provide one worthy 501(c)(3) organization with a $5,000 donation and Family Promise of Central Connecticut needs your vote!

Click the image below to vote for FPCCT! Thank you for your support!

Help Family Promise of Central CT win a $5,000 donation!

Getting to know Nina Rodriguez

A Community Spirit

On the second day of our Social Distancing Challenge Week #1, we would like to take the opportunity to thank our Program Coordinator, Marlaina “Nina” Rodriguez.

Nina was originally hired as our part time case manager but has become much more.  She currently manages our social media platforms, posts financial transactions and trains and manages our Volunteer Coordinator program…as well as everything in between.  Nina has stepped up her commitment to our families during the pandemic. She has created some wonderful videos to reach out to our volunteers and has done tremendous work for our Coronavirus Emergency Relief Fundraiser all while she continues to maintain “operations as usual” at the Day Center!

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On a personal note Nina has a huge passion to help the community through advocacy with many social justice issues.  Nina loves to travel and has been to all 50 states!  Have you ever seen a smirk like the one on young Nina?

Please send her some good thoughts and wishes as she continues her valuable work for us and/or donate to Family Promise in support of Nina’s service to our guest families.

To make a donation online click below to use PayPal: