A few weeks ago, I had the honor of attending a luncheon to benefit the New Covenant House in Stamford, CT. The luncheon was held at the Italian Center in Stamford and featured a silent auction and numerous vendors including:
- Irene Theriot – Befores to Afters
- Faina Yelensky – Cafe Oo La La
- Ann Robertson – Dirt Floral
- Marna Altman – Garden Fresh Baby
- Sharon Sweeney – Greenwich Staffing
- Tommy LaRocca – LaRocca’s Country Market
- Sabita Kanhai – Sabita Holistic Center
- Margaret Sapir – Wave Hill Breads & Cafe
- Nicole Peranick, With Love from the Cupboard
- Pottery Barn
The New Covenant House’s mission is “to provide a nutritious meal to all those who are hungry. By creating a safe, warm and compassionate environment, they are taking the first steps toward empowering men, women, and children to reach their full potential and regain their dignity and self-respect.”
New Covenant House of Hospitality serves the greater Stamford area, which includes Stamford, New Canaan, Greenwich and Darien. Their guests are the poor and disadvantaged in our community including the homeless; working poor; elderly; mentally ill; HIV/AIDS clients; the disabled and immigrants, both with and without citizenship documentation. Their guests are at risk due to numerous socio-economic factors including poverty; disadvantage; addiction; lack of resources; complicated health issues and/or other disabilities. When living in impoverished conditions, such as homeless shelters, there is also an inherent lack of nutrition and an increase for chronic infection and illness. Ages include birth through approximately 80 years of age. Many guests receive SSI, social security, food stamps, welfare benefits or small retirement checks.
So the “Harvest Table” event was important in raising funds for this amazing organization.To learn more about the New Covenant House, click here. This holiday season, I encourage you all to donate (whether it’s food, money, or volunteering) to this organization. Every bit counts!