Category Archives: Nonprofits

Meals For CT Families In Health Crisis

Sarah Leathers of Simsbury, Connecticut is the founder of Healing Meals Community Project.  It is a nonprofit organization designed to serve healthy organic meals to an entire family during a health crisis which includes cancer or chronic illnesses. The meals are prepared by 14-24 year old volunteers who are supervised.  Some 250 volunteers are on board Read more…

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The Sister’s Project, Providing Financial Support For Those Affected By Cancer

  The Sisters’ Project is an organization of 11 people who have been touched by cancer in one way or another, and they are going out of their way to makes things a little brighter for individuals and families who are affected by the dreaded disease. At this writing, the non-profit based in Wallingford, Connecticut, Read more…

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Put A Little Free Library In Your Town

Do you know about the Little Free Libraries that have been established around the world? There are about 50-thousand of them and counting. Rose Buckens of Morris and Jo Ann Jaacks of Litchfield are busy putting these mini cabinet-like libraries all over their community and soon there will be more than 30 of them. They’re in front Read more…

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Running and Walking To Find A Cure For Lung Cancer

Have you lost a friend or a loved one to lung cancer? Were they a smoker, maybe they never smoked, did they have radon in their home?…dozens and dozens die every year in this state from this disease. On October 9th, 2016, you can take part in a “Free To Breathe” run and walk at East Read more…

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Are You A Military Family? You Need To Know About “Kids Of America’s Heroes”

 Jason Burke is a humble man who is an American war hero. He served in the Navy for 26-years. He was a naval pilot who flew high risk operations and reconnaissance missions over Bosnia and Iraq. He served alongside all branches of the military in Afghanistan where he lost two men, they were in a lead vehicle that Read more…

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In Memory Of Stamford’s Lisa Colagrossi

In an instant she was gone. Just over one year ago 49-year old Lisa Colagrossi of Stamford, who was a beloved long time morning reporter for WABC in New York, died of a brain aneurysm on the job. She left behind a husband and two young sons. Leading up to this, she had had several weeks Read more…

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Serve Here CT~ Building A Better Connecticut

Serve Here CT was founded in 2013 by Alva Greenberg and now her idea about creating socially responsible millennials is in full swing. It is set up to help out non-profits,social services, and education and help students with college debt. It’s the brainchild of Old Saybrook’s Alva Greenberg who wants to be a problem solver. The young people Read more…

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ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/WALK

STAGGERING STATISTICS: Prostate cancer takes the life of an American man every 20 minutes. Connecticut  is joining more than 40 others communities across the nation in hosting the ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk. ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer and Hartford HealthCare Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute will partner on April 10 at Blue Back Read more…

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Bobby Palmieri’s “Have A Heart” Is In Memory Of His Dad

A junior at Quinnipiac University has set out to change the world.  Bobby Palmieri actually started on this when he was just ten when his Dad died out of the blue of a heart attack and left him and his little brother and his Mom. Three days later and grieving, Bobby Palmieri started an organization called Read more…

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Take The Blindfold Breakfast Challenge With Your Family

For World Rare Disease Month: Take the ‘Blindfold Breakfast’ Challenge   What is your most difficult morning challenge? Choosing your outfit for the day? Getting the kids ready for school? Trying not to hurt your arm as you sling the alarm clock across the room? Beginning February 29th, designated World Rare Disease Day because it’s Read more…

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