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Chamber Hosts Another Successful Youth Work Program

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08/24/2020

MIDDLETOWN, CT -- Middlesex Chamber of Commerce wraped up another successful installment of the Middletown Summer Youth Employment Program. They placed youngsters into subsidized employment in a wide variety of professional fields for six weeks in the summer months, working 20 hours per week. The 2020 team of funding partners included: Workforce Alliance, the City of Middletown, Peach Pit Foundation, Liberty Bank Foundation, the Community Foundation of Middlesex County, Jarvis Products Corporation, Stone Investment Properties, and Middlesex United Way.

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10 Bus Shelters in West Hartford Coming Alive With Murals

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08/21/2020

WEST HARTFORD, CT -- Ten bus shelter murals, with jolts of lively color, thought-provoking images and sometimes whimsical fun, are coming to West Hartford. The murals are commissioned by the town’s Art League, with each artist receiving a stipend of $600 to create his or her mural. The project was funded by a grant from the Edward C. and Ann T. Roberts Foundation.

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Hartford, New Haven to Receive Funds to Help Residents Navigate Financial Challenges From COVID

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08/21/2020

NEW YORK, NY -- National nonprofit organization the Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund (CFE Fund), in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies, Citi Foundation, JPMorgan Chase & Co., and the Wells Fargo Foundation, has announced that more than 50 city and county partner governments across the country – including New Haven and Hartford - are set to offer financial counseling and financial navigation services for their local residents in need.

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Five Local Nonprofits Receive Grants to Support Social Justice, Alleviate Impact of COVID-19

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08/19/2020

WEST HARTFORD, CT -- Five local nonprofits will receive grants this month to support social justice, help people impacted by COVID-19, and provide assistance to domestic violence survivors from two giving circles at the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford: JewGood Hartford for young professionals, and the Lillian Fund for women.

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United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut Receives $150,000 from Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority for Connecticut United Ways COVID-19 Response Fund

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08/19/2020

HARTFORD, CT -- United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut is pleased to announce that the Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA) has awarded a grant in the amount of $150,000 in support of the Connecticut United Ways COVID-19 Response Fund.

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Thousands of Pounds of Food Collected by United Way of Western Connecticut and the Danbury Fair Mall

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08/18/2020

DANBURY, CT -- United Way of Western Connecticut and the Danbury Fair Mall collected 4,000 pounds of nonperishable food at a food drive conducted on Friday, August 7 and Saturday, August 8, 2020 in the Mall’s parking lot. In addition, the event, which served as this year’s United Way Day of Action, also raised $2,400 in donations. Both the food and the monetary donations will be distributed among nine food pantries in the greater Danbury area that are members of the Danbury Food Collaborative.

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Hunt Library Receives Grants to Enhance Distancing

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08/14/2020

FALLS VILLAGE, CT -- The David M. Hunt Library in Falls Village has received grants totaling $5,000 to enhance social distancing in the library, by expanding computer and internet accessibility on the library’s second floor, according to a statement. A grant for $1,750 was provided by the Northwest Community Foundation; $1,750 from the Covid-19 Response Fund and the Northwest Corner Fund of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation; $1,500 was provided by Foundation for Community Health.

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American Savings Foundation Donates to Neighbors in Need Fund to Help Support City Residents, Families

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08/14/2020

NEW BRITAIN – Supporting more city residents and families, the American Savings Foundation has donated $35,000 toward United Way’s Neighbors in Need Fund. Because United Way already specializes in supporting local nonprofit organizations, the funds were able to get a quick turnaround and have been given toward six New Britain nonprofit organizations, including the Community Mental Health Affiliates, Inc., Human Resources Agency of New Britain, the Prudence Crandall Center, YMCA of New Britain and Berlin, the CCARC Services for people with disabilities, and the Consolidated School District of New Britain.

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Webster Bank Donates $25,000 Disaster Relief Grant to American Red Cross

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08/12/2020

WATERBURY, CT -- Webster Bank today announced it is donating $25,000 to the American Red Cross to support disaster recovery efforts in the wake of Tropical Storm Isaias. This donation will assist American Red Cross chapters throughout Webster’s footprint as they assist families and communities with recovery efforts. This donation will also provide necessary funds as the hurricane season continues.

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City of Norwalk Announces Initiative to Help Bridge Digital Divide As the Fall Semester Approaches

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08/11/2020

NORWALK, CT -- On Monday, the City of Norwalk announced the Connectivity Initiative to try and help the 7-8 percent of children who did not have high-quality, reliable internet service. Dalio Education is the lead supporter of the initiative, providing $315,000 to Norwalk Public Schools which will contract with Altice/Optimum to provide high-speed internet to the 1,000 Norwalk families. This will be supplemented with a $50,000 grant from the Be Foundation. The Per and Astrid Heidenreich Family Foundation and The Ritter Family Foundation have each provided grants of $125,000 to support the Community Services Department and the Family Navigators. 

This Is A Great Summer: Area Youth Get Chance to Join Workforce, Earn First Paycheck

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08/11/2020

NEW BRITAIN, CT -- An American Savings Foundation grant allowed 30 youth to join the workforce and earn their first paychecks this summer. The $75,000 grant supported the New Britain Summer Youth Employment and Learning Programs and paid summer internship programs for college students, providing them with job readiness and career experience.

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