Today (3/23/2016) I observed four intakes of all different people in all different predicaments, all of different backgrounds. A client came in today that really touched my heart. A woman in her thirties came in with a little girl around my oldest son’s age, I assumed this little princess was her daughter because of the age of the woman. The woman and child were called in by Donna for an intake and I was given the opportunity to observe this intake. This woman expressed that she was in need of furniture, clothing and housewares, she explained that this little girl was her granddaughter and she has had temporary custody of her since December because the little girl’s parents are incarcerated awaiting trial. I asked when the little girl’s birthday is and the grandmother stated that her birthday just passed in December. How sad is it that this little girl lost both of her parents in the same month as her third birthday - my heart literally broke for this child......READ MORE
Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner
Saturday, November 18th, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Martin Luther King Park
467 N. Main St., Waterbury (On the corner of Grove and North Main Street)
Free Dinner open to everyone! Free coats, clothes and warm blankets, too!
Together we can make a difference in our community! For more info contact Steve Dossantos - Cell: 203-808-1346
We are excited to partner to share warmth to those in need with the Chamber’s YPOWR (Young Professionals of Waterbury Region) program and six amazing organizations in our community. If your company is interested in supporting this effort, download a form here.
In addition to being a non-profit organization, Acts 4 also acts as a training and community service site. Our facility provides valuable vocational training for students with intellectual disabilities. We host 10-14 local Greater Waterbury area high school students up to 3 times each week. We also host individuals who are doing community service for either educational requirement or to repay a debt.
You are a blessing to us, and we hope to continue our partnership. Our students grow a great deal from being involved in community service, and that is certainly the most important thing. Thank you very, very much!
- Barbara Marroquin, Kaynor Tech High School SkillsUSA Club Instructor
You guys are doing life changing work.
– Shakirah Howard, CHD Hospitality Center Coordinator