PRESS RELEASE: Marjorie Moore Charitable Foundation Grant Award

New Britain – Family Promise of Central Connecticut receives three-year $75,000 grant from the Marjorie Moore Charitable Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee

New Britain, March 2nd — Family Promise of Central Connecticut, the New Britain-based nonprofit that works with area congregations to provide aid to children and their families facing homelessness, has been awarded a three-year grant totaling $75,000 by the Marjorie Moore Charitable Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee.

The Marjorie Moore Charitable Foundation was established in 1957 to support and promote quality educational, cultural, human services, environmental, and health care programming for underserved populations. The Moore Charitable Foundation specifically serves the people of Kensington and Berlin, Connecticut.

Family Promise of Central Connecticut, which will be celebrating their fifth anniversary this March, is overseen by an all-volunteer Board of Trustees, and began helping families experiencing homelessness by providing shelter coordination services with a network of nearly 20 places of worship in Central Connecticut including New Britain, Berlin, Kensington, Newington, and Bristol. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with many of the participating congregations unable to provide shelter to families due to safety concerns, the organization created a new Homelessness Prevention Program. The Homelessness Prevention provides families who are at risk of homelessness a variety of vital supportive services. The staff works with each family to ensure that basic needs are met and that they are safely housed or sheltered. Based on availability, families participating in the program may receive services like rental and/or utility assistance, groceries, and customized case management services including one-on-one supportive conversations, program referrals, and financial literacy activities. The Homelessness Prevention Program launched on October 1, 2020 and as of today the program is serving 10 households and has a 100% eviction prevention rate. Thanks to this generous grant from Marjorie Moore Charitable Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee, the Homelessness Prevention Program will be expanded to help even more families struggling with housing instability.

“This gift from the Marjorie Moore Charitable Foundation will go a long way towards helping Family Promise of Central Connecticut continue our mission to fight family homelessness,” says Marlaina “Nina” Rodriguez, the Executive Director of Family Promise of Central Connecticut. “The key to keeping children and their families in a stable housing situation is direct rental assistance and nearly one third of the grant funds are designated for that use. This grant is going to enable us to make a meaningful impact.”

Upcoming projects planned by Family Promise of Central Connecticut include a “State of the Affiliate” presentation on March 8th; a basketball tournament at the Vale Sports club on April 9th and 10th, and a month-long “calendar” raffle starting on May 1st.

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!

2020 CarterCares Contest Winners

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!

Click the link below to see the official CarterCares contest announcement: https://cartermario.com/about-us/cartercares/carter-cares-31st-anniversary/

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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!

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!