United Way News

Mon, 12/07/2015 - 2:41pm
The holidays will be more joyful for clients of FISH/Friends in Service to Humanity and Family Strides, thanks to a food, clothing, and toy drive being conducted by Lippincott Van Lines of Winsted.  All food items will be donated to FISH, while clothing and toys will be delivered to Family Strides.  The agencies will then distribute the items to families in need.  Between now and December 12, donations can be brought to the Litchfield Stop & Shop from 9-3; or to the Lippincott office on Rowley Street in Winsted on weekdays from 8-4, or between 9-3 on Saturdays. 
Mon, 11/23/2015 - 2:03pm
United Way Executive Director Owen Quinn attended a rally on Saturday, November 21 to raise awareness about the problem of homelessness and hunger in Torrington.  The event, which began at 10:00 a.m., was co-sponsored by the United Way and FISH of Northwestern Connecticut. The program included: a tour of The Gathering Place at 21 Prospect Street, which offers the homeless  a place to clean clothes and take a shower; and a tour of the FISH shelter and food pantry at 332 South Main Street.  About 150 people attended a free pasta luncheon at the Knights of Columbus and were able to participate in a giveaway of more than 300 coats in sizes from children's to adults. There was also a presentation about humger and homelessness, and 10 high school students and their supervisors learned what it was like to experience a "Cardboard Box - City Sleep Out" in front of St. Francis Church. In Litchfield County, there are about 180 chronically homeless individuals.
Fri, 10/30/2015 - 3:51pm
Girls who live in the Northwest Corner towns of Cornwall, Kent, Falls Village, Lakeville, North Canaan, Salisbury, and Sharon can sign up for Scouting on Monday, November 9 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Lakeville Methodist Church.  Contact Teresa Allen at tallen@gsofct.org or 203-757-1340.