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Columbus House New Haven CT Fundraiser

Columbus House New Haven CT

I am departing from my usual food blog to tell you about an upcoming event that I am very proud to be a part of.  On Saturday, May 4th, The Elegant Occasion, Page Hardware and Appliance Company, The Stone House of Guilford and Perk on Main of Guilford will be teaming up to put on a very special Mother’s Day Celebration, and all proceeds will benefit Columbus House.  For those of you who are not familiar, let me tell you a little about Columbus House.

 Columbus House serves people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Columbus House has been doing this for over thirty years by providing street outreach programs, emergency shelter, transitional and permanent supportive housing, case management and employment services for homeless adults, families with children, and Veterans in New Haven and Middlesex counties. 

It is easy to think that homelessness does not exist so close to home, when we have roofs over our heads, beds to sleep in and meals to nourish us.  But so many people in Connecticut are much less fortunate.  In 2012 The CT Coalition to End Homelessness conducted a “Point in Time Count”:

4,465 people were on the streets and in shelters throughout our state

824 of those were children

438 were Veterans

Come out on May 4th and take part in our event:  “Cook for Mom, Care for Columbus House.”

Here are just some of the “happenings” taking place on what will hopefully be a bright and sunny Saturday:

  • The event takes place at Page Hardware and Appliance Company in Guilford from 10-a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Sample fabulous breakfast/ brunch food prepared by The Elegant Occasion, The Stone House and Perk on Main.
  • Watch the cooking demonstrations and walk-away with recipes so that you can recreate the dishes for your own Mother’s Day celebration at home.
  • “Take a Chance” on some terrific Mother’s Day Gift items, such as a gift certificate to Kiernan Photography or Vera Wolf , a gift basket from The Elegant Occasion, House ware items from Page Hardware and Appliance Company, and much more.

I hope to see you there.  Together, we can make a difference!

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