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'Tis the Season to be Grateful

Posted on December 23, 2020 in: Catholic Charities News

'Tis the Season to be Grateful

The act of reaching out and asking for a helping hand is difficult for many people to do. Catholic Charities, Diocese of Norwich is here to help those who are in crisis and need assistance. The only way we are able to keep helping others is because of our supporters. We would not be in the position to help our neighbors if it were not for those contributors and grantors who have blessed us with many different forms of contributions. We have been given diapers, wipes, baby items, food, toiletries, monetary gifts and donations honoring loved ones who have passed, treasure boxes, toys for children at Christmas and much more.

Catholic Charities would like to express how humbled and grateful the agency is for the response from our parishes, friends, families and grantors when we have asked for help. Your generous replies to our requests enable us to help others on your behalf. We would like to let you know that every donation, no matter the size, is treasured and appreciated by not only our agency but by the clients themselves.

The following is just one of the stories of how your donations are truly making a difference in the lives of others: A gentleman who recently became homeless due to a tropical storm received aid through our Intensive Case Management / Emergency Basic Needs Program and was ever so grateful for the help Catholic Charities was able to provide. Because of your donations, we were able to give him a grocery store gift card as well as pharmacy/prescription payment assistance, which was a very critical need for him. Our client also received help with referrals, which aided him with his homeless situation. The client was so touched he wrote a sincere thank you note saying, “Thanks twice for your help today! God bless in Christ & stay well,” and cited Matthew 25:35: For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me.

This is just one of many notes from our clients that Catholic Charities was able to assist, because of your support.

On behalf of the staff and the clients we serve, Catholic Charities would like to extend a very heartfelt thank you to all who have supported our mission throughout the year. We ask that you please keep Catholic Charities in your prayers so we may be able to continue to help those least among us in their time of need. If you wish to make a donation or would like to know how you can help us Provide Help & Create Hope, visit ccfsn.org or call 860-889-8346.

By Laura Malone

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