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Honor Them With a Flag

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The Northford-North Branford Women’s Club, GFWC is sponsoring Honor Them with a Flag, a salute to our country’s military personnel and veterans. The public is invited to participate by purchasing a U.S. flag dedicated to a member of our military or anyone else close to your heart. The flags will go on display on the front lawn at the North Branford Town Hall from Flag Day, June 14th to July 4th. Each flag, 12” x 18”, will have a white ribbon attached to it inscribed with the name and rank of the soldier or loved one.

Due to Covid concerns, there will not be a ceremony this year. Flags will be available for collection for one week after July 4th from the lawn of the North Branford Town Hall. Proceeds will benefit local veterans’ projects. To order, fill out a form and mail a check made out to the Northford Women’s Club for $10 per flag to: The Northford-North Branford Women’s Club, P.O. Box 264, Northford, CT 06472. There is no limit on purchases, but all forms must be received by June 11th. For more information, contact Mary Ellen Collett at 203-484-9079.

 

Law Enforcement Diaper Drive

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Law Enforcement Diaper Drive for Bare Necessities, Inc.  We collected 18 diapers , six large boxes and the rest regular size, and ten wipes, 1 large box the others regular size.

Bare Necessities, Inc. is a diaper bank in Clinton, CT, founded in 2015, that has served over 270 families and distributed over 396,000 diapers and 809000 wipes!

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Blood Drive

Blood Drive

Trees of Hope

Our club decorated and donated a wreath, themed "Bountiful Fruit" for the 31st Annual Trees of Hope. This event benefits children and families staying at the Ronald McDonald House of Connecticut while a family member is in the hospital. Our wreaths included a $50 gift certificate for Natureworks and one for Van Wilgen's.  Over 140 beautifully decorated trees, wreaths and gift baskets were displayed in early December at the Maritime Center in New Haven.

 
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The revenue generated from Trees of Hope directly benefits the families that stay at RMHCT year round. Since opening in 1985, RMHCT has served 10,000 families from 130 Connecticut communities, 43 states, and 36 countries. Each RMHCT guest room and accompanying services costs approximately $125 a night to provide. Given that families seeking specialized treatment are facing the steep financial hardships that often accompany illness, these families are asked to donate only a minimal amount of $15 per night for their stay. Many families seeking residence at RMHCT cannot afford even this modest fee. However, no family is ever turned away by RMHCT due to the inability to pay. This is possible, in part, because of the revenue generated through Trees of Hope.

Community Dining Room

The Northford-North Branford Women's Club, GFWC for the donated $200 in Wal-mart gift cards to assist with the North Branford Homebound Program! We are so grateful to be able to help our neighbors.

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Dan Cosgrove Animal Shelter

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The Dan Cosgrove Animal Shelter takes animals from Branford and North Branford now that we no longer have a shelter here in town. They are in need of the following items:

  • High efficiency laundry detergent, bleach, and baking soda
  • Towels and paper towels
  • Garbage bags
  • Rabbit bedding (no cedar or pine)
  • Cat litter (not scoopable)
  • Canned or dry kitten food
  • Sensitive stomach and weight management dry cat food
  • Pig ears/rawhide chews
  • Sensitive stomach (rice and oatmeal) dry dog food
  • Soccer balls, basketballs, and footballs
  • Large and small dog beds and cat beds