Newtown Savings Bank Donates Back Packs To Danbury Project Homeless
Newtown Savings Bank has built on its commitment
to address homelessness in the community by donating three hundred back packs to Danbury
Project Homeless Connect 2010 for distribution to needy individuals and
families. Eight bank employees
will also serve as volunteers at the event as part of the NSB Cares Program established in 2009 to facilitate employee
participation in community service activities.
Fourth Annual Project Homeless Connect will take
place on December 10, 2010 on the
Downtown Campus of Western Connecticut State University from 9:00 am to 3:00
pm. Organized by the Greater Danbury Continuum
of Care, the event is a key component of the region's Ten-Year Plan To End
Homelessness, bringing together more than forty area housing agencies and
service providers along with community volunteers to provide one-stop delivery
of an array of assistance to persons who are homeless or in need of
housing or supportive services. Danbury's project is part of a nationwide
effort to end and prevent homelessness in America initiated by the United
States Interagency Council on Homelessness.
area banks have donated $1500.00 apiece to the Danbury Housing Partnership to serve as major contributing sponsors
of the Housing Partnership Awards
Breakfast and Danbury Project
Homeless Connect. The
five banks are: Newtown Savings Bank, Savings Bank of
Danbury, Union Savings Bank, Fairfield County Bank and Webster Bank. The Housing Authority of the City of
Danbury has joined the five banks as a major contributing partner.
Project Homeless Connect will provide a wide range of
services on-site, including medical and vision screenings, dental services,
housing assistance, social services, Veterans benefits, credit counseling,
substance abuse counseling, nutritional assistance, credit counseling, legal
help, employment assistance, mental health counseling and other services.
Transportation will be provided to bring clients to Connecticut Motor
Vehicles Department for help with driver licenses and identification. Hot
food services will be provided throughout the day courtesy of Walsh Catering.
Bus passes, gift bags, clothing and other items will also be provided for
guests. Volunteer translators will be on hand to assist guests. In
addition to hosting the event, WestConn will have students staffing an activities area for children.
Individuals and agencies are invited to call should they have any
questions about the services offered or if they have any special service
For more information
about Danbury Project Homeless
Connect and the Greater Danbury Continuum of Care please call Co-Chair Milena Sangut at 203-448-3224
or click on the link:
For more information about
the Danbury Housing Partnership please call Chairman
Mark J. Nolan at 203-797-8255
or visit http://www.danburyhousingpartnership.org.