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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!

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: 

Getting to know Sara Schmidt

Our unsung hero
On the first day of our Social Distancing Challenge Week #1, we would like to take the opportunity to thank our Executive Director, Sara Schmidt.

Since coming on-board in November, Sara has advocated tirelessly for our guest families by partnering with the children’s school counselors at the schools, accompanying them to appointments and hospital visits, and securing them the care they need to be successful (sometimes even in the middle of the night). The pandemic has not changed Sara’s dedication to her responsibilities. As an essential worker Sara shows up every day to do everything she can to help our guests stay safe and healthy.

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On a personal note Sara likes to hike, read and do crafts. She enjoys chocolate milkshakes and is an expert cotton candy spinner! (And yes, that’s a slightly younger Sara on the left!)

Please send her some good thoughts and wishes as she continues her valuable work for us, and consider donating to Family Promise in recognition of her efforts.

To make a donation online click below to use PayPal: 

Social Distancing Challenge – Week 1

FPCCT’s Social Distancing Challenge
Week #1

In this time of social distancing, here at Family Promise of Central CT we want to do some social connecting! Even though we must remain physically apart to stop the spread of COVID-19, we can use the wonders of the internet to get to know each other and stay connected!

Here is our schedule for week #1 of our Social Distancing Challenge:

Monday: Getting to know Sara Schmidt

Tuesday: Getting to know Nina Rodriguez

Wednesday: Coffee break with Sara and Nina. Join us at noon on Facebook live for a coffee break! Sara and Nina will be interviewing each other and taking questions from the audience on Facebook live.

Thursday: Special thanks to our former intern, Debbie Sutherland

Friday: Special thanks to former our Board Member and Internship Supervisor, Danielle Morisse-Corsetti