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The Red Cross Blood Drive

The Northford Women's club with the Red Cross will sponsor a blood drive on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at The Stanley T. Williams Community Center on Middletown Avenue in Northford.

Appointments start at 9:30 and go until 2:00pm. To schedule an appointment, please call 1-800-RED- Cross or visit www.redcrossblood.org.

 

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Honor Our Military With a Flag

The Northford Women’s Club along with the North Branford Women’s Club will sponsor Honor Our Military 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.

A ceremony was held on the Town Hall lawn on Wednesday, June 14th at 7:00 pm. Flags are available for collection after July 4th at the North Branford Town Hall.

Proceeds will benefit local veterans’ projects.

To order, fill out this form and mail a check made out to the North Branford Women’s Club, Inc for $10 per flag to: North Branford Women’s Club, P.O. Box 932, North Branford, CT 06471. Order forms are available in local papers, the Stanley T. Williams Community Center, Edward Smith and Atwater Libraries, the Northford and North Branford Post Offices and online at www.northfordwomensclub.org. There is no limit on purchases, but all forms must be received by June 13th. For more information, contact Barbara LaFrance at 203-444-9998.

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Trees of Hope

The Northford Women’s Club GFWC purchased and decorated two wreaths for the Twenty-Seventh Annual Trees of Hope, a project that will benefit children and families staying at the Ronald McDonald House. Over 140 beautifully decorated trees, wreaths and holiday baskets decking the halls of the Maritime Center in New Haven were on display from December 3-11 at the Maritime Center in New Haven. Enjoyed by more than 4,000 people each year, Trees of Hope is a dynamic and festive holiday spectacular and not to be missed!

 

   
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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.

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

The Northford Women's Club GFWC collected cleaning supplies at the Stanley T. Williams Community Center this past October to support National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  The club was able to donate four cleaning kits to Columbus House, Inc., to be included in their full Welcome Kits. A Welcome Kit provides necessities for those who are regaining their lives, moving from shelters or directly off the streets, and into their own home.

 

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Pictured: Rose Lynch and Liz Boissard (Treasurer and President of the Northford Women's Club) with Linda Kosko (Development Manager of Columbus House, Inc)

 

 

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