Habitat CFC: Back to the Future

Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County’s 2020 Annual Benefit

Go back to the future with us! Dress in fancy 50’s, electric 80’s, or fun futuristic! Whichever era you choose, don’t forget your dancing shoes! Hop in the DeLorean! We’re throwing it back to pay it forward!

Inspirica’s Spring Soiree

Get decked out in your cocktail attire and join prominent business and community leaders from across Fairfield County for Inspirica’s annual Spring Soiree, taking place Thursday, April 25 from 5:30 to 7:30pm at the Main Stage at the Palace Theatre in downtown Stamford. Featuring passed hors d’oeuvres by ABIGAIL KIRSCH, beer & wine open bar and a silent auction, you won’t want to miss this event! Inspirica is one of the largest providers of housing and support services to the homeless in Connecticut. Put simply, our work changes lives: each night we house 350 people across 11 different facilities. Each year, we serve 1,050 individuals, including 250 children.

Local Nonprofits Receive Grant Allocations from Kiwanis Club of New Canaan

Thanks to the Kiwanis Club of New Canaan, 24 local organizations on Friday received a boost to their funding. The international nonprofit, whose mission is “Serving the children of the world,” handed out checks to local organizations that address youth during its annual allocations breakfast. This year, the Kiwanis Club allocated a total of $9,620 which comes almost entirely from fundraising events—mainly the Zerbini Family Circus, which also benefits the New Canaan YMCA and will be held Saturday, June 18. Beth Jones, head of the Kiwanis Allocations Committee, said nonprofits seeking support undergo a multi-step process. “We start by looking at how much money we have to give away,” Jones said during the breakfast, held at the Y. “Once we get all the applications in, we sit down, they usually come to my house for lunch, and we go through all of the applications and eliminate the ones that do not fit our mission of helping children of the world.”

Once the Allocations Committee prioritizes which groups they want to allocate funds to, Jones and the rest of the committee, “presents it to the entire Kiwanis Club, we vote on it, and then we give the final list to the treasurer.”

“It is usually very amicable process,” Jones said.