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Middlesex United Way: Consider supporting Adopt-A-Family, Stuff-a-Cruiser drive

The Middletown Press

Middlesex United Way: Consider supporting Adopt-A-Family, Stuff-a-Cruiser drive

November 26, 2021

We hope everyone enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with their loved ones. Now that we are entering the holiday season, we want to share two ways you can give back to families in Middlesex County this holiday.

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Megan Leubner: Crisis Hero Award Winner

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Megan Leubner: Crisis Hero Award Winner

November 24, 2021

When the COVID-19 pandemic forced the closure of businesses and schools, most people could shelter-in-place in the comfort of their own homes. The folks in homeless shelters, however, did not have such luxury. One local shelter, Columbus House in New Haven, had little choice but to remove its residents from the close quarters of its facility and place them in available apartments.

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Milford man sets up program to give back to veterans during holiday season

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Milford man sets up program to give back to veterans during holiday season

November 22, 2021

A local man is giving veterans hope during this emotional time of year.

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Congratulations to Megan & John - National Philanthropy Day Award Winners

Congratulations to Megan & John - National Philanthropy Day Award Winners

November 17, 2021

Learn about Megan Leubner, Crisis Hero Awardee, and John Brooks, Outstanding Fundraising Professional Awardee...

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MUSIC CTNOW Joey Batts’ ‘Hip Hop for the Homeless’ concerts return live to seven cities in December

Hartford Courant

MUSIC CTNOW Joey Batts’ ‘Hip Hop for the Homeless’ concerts return live to seven cities in December

November 17, 2021

Local rapper and promoter Joey Batts is back with his “Hip Hop for the Homeless” benefit series — live and in person, in multiple cities, as it was always intended to be.

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David Yaccarino Gives Back to Veterans as Navy Helped Him Find His Path

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David Yaccarino Gives Back to Veterans as Navy Helped Him Find His Path

November 17, 2021

When David Yaccarino was young, he wasn’t sure what path he wanted to take in life. He decided to try to enlist in the Marines, but since he was not yet 18, he couldn’t. From there, David joined the U.S. Navy Reserves, which helped him build a foundation for the rest of his life.

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YouTube pizza enthusiast brings smiles to veterans down on their luck through Operation St. Nicholas

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YouTube pizza enthusiast brings smiles to veterans down on their luck through Operation St. Nicholas

November 11, 2021

A member of a local trio of pizza aficionados is bringing the holiday spirit to those in need and U.S. military veterans through an initiative called Operation St. Nicolas.

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Student to receive the Crisis Hero Award

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Student to receive the Crisis Hero Award

November 9, 2021

Quinnipiac medical student, Megan Leubner, has been selected to receive the Crisis Hero Award from the Connecticut Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

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Milford pizza celebrity raising money to give veterans in need a merrier Christmas

New Haven Register

Milford pizza celebrity raising money to give veterans in need a merrier Christmas

November 8, 2021

Frank Zabski is best known as one of the three “Pizza Gavones,” but this time of year along with critiquing the char on pizza crust, he’s raising money to help give veterans a better Christmas.

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Motel purchase among New Haven's plans for pandemic relief funds

New Haven Register Insider

Motel purchase among New Haven's plans for pandemic relief funds

October 10, 2021

The city plans to use $500,000 of its $122.1 million in federal pandemic recovery funds to help Columbus House buy the New Haven Village Suites extended-stay motel at 3 Long Wharf Drive to continue providing COVID-safe shelter for people experiencing homelessness. (paywall)

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