The Union Savings Bank Foundation has continued its support for local organizations that address human needs by awarding $5,000 to Catholic Charities of Fairfield County in Bethel.
The grant will help support the organization’s Morning Glory Breakfast program, which provides healthy meals to hungry and homeless residents of Danbury. Volunteers serve breakfast Monday through Friday from 6:30 to 9:00 a.m. at the Dorothy Day Hospitality House. In addition, members of the program identify and connect program participants with the specific agencies and services that can assist them in ending their homelessness
“Homelessness affects every community,” said Union Savings Bank President and CEO Fran Dattalo. “It is important that organizations like Catholic Charities of Fairfield County be able to continue providing food to residents in need and connecting them to resources that are critical to improving their situations. Without these organizations, the challenges associated with homelessness to individuals and communities would only increase in intensity and reach.”
Established in 1915, Catholic Charities has grown to be one of the largest private family service agencies in Fairfield County. The organization’s mission is to serve the most vulnerable members in surrounding communities through programs that alleviate hunger, support the elderly and those with physical and mental health challenges, provide safe care for children and a safe haven for the homeless, and deliver fair and just services to immigrants – all without regard to age, race, religion or ability to pay.
In one year, Catholic Charities provides more than one million meals to local residents, assists more than one thousand children through a variety of programs and provides more than 150 families with safe and stable homes.
Photo caption (from left to right): Michele Conderino, director of Homeless Services at Catholic Charities of Fairfield County, and Jessica Castro, assistant vice president, senior branch manager, Union Savings Bank.
About Union Savings Bank
Established in 1866 and headquartered in Danbury, Conn., Union Savings Bank is a $2.5 billion mutual bank dedicated to being the bank of choice in western Connecticut. As a full-service financial institution, Union Savings Bank provides banking, mortgage, investment, trust and insurance products throughout western Connecticut with 29 offices in Bethel, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Canton, Danbury, Goshen, Kent, Litchfield, Marble Dale, Monroe, New Fairfield, New Milford, Newtown, Ridgefield, Roxbury, Sharon, Southbury, Torrington and Washington Depot. The bank provides financial services to individuals, businesses, not-for-profit organizations and government entities through its commercial, residential and consumer lending, corporate services, retail banking and wealth management divisions.
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