Peter Rugen and Gene Schreiner of First County Bank flank Peggy Lutz and Rafael Pagan, Jr. of the shelter to award a $10,000 grant for much-needed upgrades of the shelter's server and phone systems which will help us provide better service to all. Thank You.
First County Bank has been a commited supporter of the shelter for many years, and our thanks go out to all involved in their decision to help the clients at the shelter improve their situations.
Thanks to Bank of America for their support of the shelter!
Bank of America's investment in our organization enables us to provide homeless men with food, shelter and critical services and programs that help them move toward self-sufficient lives. We applaud their generous gift!
On the night of January 29, 2013, there were 4,506 persons who were homeless
in Connecticut. That is just one 'point in time' count in our state and that count
is repeated each night.
Read more about the number of people who were homeless in your community.
Growing up in a family that honors the tradition of Tikkun Olam (“Repairing the World”), which calls for Jewish people to reach out to those who are less fortunate and provide assistance, it is not surprising that Matthew Paseltiner chose a Mitzvah Project that would benefit Shelter for the Homeless.
The David Mond Leadership Group for Pacific House is an organization that encourages area youth to take a leadership role in helping the homeless. Established in 2009 by Dr. Sandi Mond, in memory of her husband and longtime Pacific House volunteer David Mond, the Leadership Group continues David’s legacy of service and his joy of cooking. Coordinated by Dr. Mond, the group of students, which has grown from a dozen founding members to nearly twenty students, have already prepared and served several meals; each time earning rave reviews from the men at Pacific House.
My grandfather has been a volunteer at and contributor to Shelter for the Homeless for a very long time, because he knows it’s important to help end homelessness. One day I decided to take some of my toys and sell them to passersby in the neighborhood so I could help too. I raised $11. Then my grandparents and parents told me they would ‘match’ what I had raised, so now I have $33 to give to the Shelter.