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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

State of the Affiliate 2020

The Board of Directors of Family Promise of Central Connecticut invites our volunteers, supporters and interested parties to our first ever State of the Affiliate Presentation. Inspired by the format of the State of the Union Address, the Board of Directors will share FPCCT’s story by providing program updates, testimonials, and a report from our new Executive Director.

Please join us for an informational presentation and  reception with light refreshments.

State of the Affiliate
Thursday, February 13, 2020
6:30pm – 7:30pm
United Church of Christ in Newington
11075 Main Street, Newington, CT 06111
Snow Date on February 24, 2020

Special thanks to UCC Newington for hosting!

RSVPs are highly recommended. To be placed on the guest list, please email: admin@fpcct.org

Click the link to download the PDF flyer: State of the Affiliate Flyer

2019 Giving Tuesday

After Black Friday comes Giving Tuesday! On Tuesday, December 3, 2019 Family Promise of Central Connecticut has the chance to get double the donations through Facebook!

Facebook’s match for GivingTuesday 2019 begins at 8:00 AM Eastern Time (5:00 AM Pacific Time) on Tuesday, December 3, 2019.

Donations are matched dollar for dollar on a first-come, first-served basis until $7,000,000 in eligible donations are made on Facebook.

Facebook will match up to a total of $100,000 per nonprofit organization.

Each donor can have up to $20,000 in eligible donations matched on GivingTuesday.

Facebook manages their own payment platform called Network for Good. They cover processing fees so that when we get donations from our supporters on Facebook 100% of your donation goes right to us to aid homeless children and their families.