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Help Those in Need and the Environment
Catholic Charities, Providing Help & Creating Hope in New London, Middlesex, Windham & Tolland counties, has been selected as a beneficiary of the Stop & Shop Community Bag Program.  The Stop & Shop Community Bag Program, which launched in May 2019, is a reusable bag program that facilitates community support with the goal to make a difference in the communities where shoppers live and work.  Catholic Charities, Diocese of Norwich was selected as a beneficiary of the program by store leadership.  Catholic Charities, Diocese of Norwich will rec...

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Sponsors and Golfers Needed for 14th Annual Catholic Charities Golf Tournament
Join us for a swing and a prayer on Wednesday, September 18th at the Fox Hopyard Golf Club for Catholic Charities’ 14th Annual Golf Tournament. Catholic Charities has been Providing Help & Creating Hope to those most in need throughout Eastern Connecticut for the last 98 years, serving people of all faith.  Join us for a day of golf at a great course and directly impact those living in our community. Registration begins at 10:30am.  Lunch is served at 11:00am.  Shotgun Start begins at 1:00pm.  Dinner is served and awards are presented at ...

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Meet The Board of Catholic Charities: Attorney Ralph Monaco
Q: How long have you been a member of the Board of Directors at Catholic Charities? A: I have been on Catholic Charities Board of Directors for three years but have been on the New London Advisory Board for 14 years. Q: Why did you become involved with Catholic Charities and what has your involvement looked like during your tenure? A: I became involved because I believe strongly that the Catholic Church must care for our neighbors who are in need. We must see Christ in every person and offer ways for them to improve their situation in life. Q: How would you ch...

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Catholic Charities Night at Dodd Stadium June 21st- Tickets on Sale NOW!
Want to help others while enjoying your hometown Connecticut Tigers?   Come join Catholic Charities at Dodd Stadium on June 21st at 7:05pm and enjoy a game, while helping others! Come for the game and stay for the fireworks. Perfect opportunity to thank your employees, volunteers and families! Contact 860-889-8346 x287 

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Meet The Board of Catholic Charities: Dr. Christopher Lipinski
Q: How long have you been a member of the Board of Directors at Catholic Charities? A: I was asked to join in 2002, by Monsignor Thomas Bride and I’ve been on the board for the past seventeen years.   Q: Why did you become involved with Catholic Charities and what has your involvement looked like during your tenure? A: Before joining the Board of Directors, I was a driver for Father Martin’s First Saturday Club for the handicapped in Norwich. Fast forward, some years later, I returned to Main Street to be part of Catholic Charities. I’m stru...

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Catholic Charities holds Hope Anchors the Soul Spring Gala
It was a beautiful evening at the Mystic Yachting Center as friends, supporters, staff, volunteers and board members of Catholic Charities gathered to celebrate its 98th anniversary at the Hope Anchors the Soul Spring Gala. Overlooking the Mystic River, guests were entertained by the Hot Cat Jazz Band while enjoying cocktails and impressive views from the wrap-around covered porch. Guests had the opportunity to bid on many exciting silent auction items, including; tickets to Barrett Jackson Northeast collector car auction at Mohegan Sun; a Cape Cod weekend getaway; a pri...

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Foundation gives $1,000 to St. Vincent de Paul Place & Catholic Charities
Catholic Charities and St. Vincent de Paul Place each are recipients of $1,000 in charitable grant funds distributed by the Bodenwein Public Benevolent Foundation. St. Vincent de Paul Place will use the funds for its food pantry, while Catholic Charities will use its award for emergency basic needs and intensive case management. The Bodenwein Public Benevolent Foundation has distributed $25,000 in grants to 19 nonprofit organizations in the region this year. Last year, the foundation awarded $100,000 in grants. The foundation, the philanthropic part of The Day news...

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By Edward Tessman, Excutive Director of Catholic Charities Catholic Charities with offices in Norwich, New London, Middletown and Willimantic continues to impact those in crisis and most in need. Over 6,750 residents of Eastern Connecticut were served by Catholic Charities, regardless of race, religion or national origin in 2018. Below is a summary of the 2018 annual activity: 68% of our clients were female  32% of our clients were male  10% of our clients were under the age of 18 74% of our clients were non-Catholic 80% of our clients had an annual income of less than $15,000 250 Thanksgiving ...

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2018 Annual Report
13th Annual Catholic Charities Golf Tournament
  Father Greg Galvin, Pastor of St. Patrick Church in East Hampton with parishioners Dennis Wall, Kevin Kielly and Chris Annelli   By Christine Jackel The 13th Annual Catholic Charities Golf Tournament was held at Fox Hopyard Golf Club on Wednesday, September 19th. Bishop Michael R. Cote welcomed the golfers and thanked sponsors for their support of Catholic Charities. Awards were presented to the following golfers:1st Gross: John Estelle, Mario Diloreto, Brian McNamara, Matt McBride; 1st Net: John Malia, Shawn Farbota, Ron Baude, Matt Greene; 2nd G...

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Connecticut Families Continue to Struggle
By Edward J. Tessman As an agency that Provides Help & Creates Hope to those most in need throughout Eastern Connecticut, the recent 2018 ALICE Report issued by the United Way of Connecticut is cause for concern. Based on the ALICE Report for Connecticut, 40% of households or 4 out of 10 families in Connecticut, have income which falls below what is needed to pay for basic necessities of housing, food, child care, health care, technology and transportation. ALICE, stands for - Asset Limited Income Constrained Employed. The United Way Office in Connecticut and s...

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