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.
United Way News
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-757-1340.
Fri, 10/23/2015 - 3:14pm
There's a chill in the air, and you can help a needy child stay warm this winter by making a donation to the Register Citizen's Warm the Children Fund. A needy child will receive up to $100 worth of new winter clothing and footwear. Beneficiaries are clients of FISH of Northwestern CT; Friendly Hands Food Bank; and the Salvation Army. Send your donation to Warm The Children, c/o The Register Citizen, PO Box 58, Torrington, CT 06790. Thank you!