It’s difficult to believe that it’s this cheery time of the year again but one look around at the garland draped houses, windows dressed with wreathes and of course, the lights…all remind us that it’s a special time for giving. In this issue of the Resident, Giving is exemplified by people across our region. One look at the volunteers serving up breakfast in New London’s First Congregational Church is certain to get you in the spirit of this holiday season.
AT&T Foundation presented a $5,000 grant to Natchaug Hospital to help build their Seven Challenges program, specifically for adolescents with drug problems. Natchaug, a provider of adolescent psychiatric services for 37 years, looks forward to incorporating the program into its ten-site network of mental health and addiction treatment programs. Also, Chelsea Groton Foundation granted $500 to Natchaug for its YouthWorks Program.
Synergy at its best is demonstrated by the three Lions Clubs of Montville when they purchased 1542 pounds of food product for the Social Services Food Pantry of Montville. The gathering of Lions and family members who helped unload the food products from the trucks is captured in a photo on the cover. Definitely it depicts the spirit of Giving.
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