SLOBs Partner Philanthropy Organizations

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Carver Foundation of Norwalk

Norwalk, CT

Liaisons:  Brad and Kathleen Hennessey

The mission of the Carver Center is to help children and youth reach their greatest potential by providing educational, social and recreational programs in a positive, safe and fun environment. SLOBs has hosted a number of events for The Carver Center. All events were geared towards children, K-5.  SLOBs has participated in after-school sports and activities as well as STEM events.

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Family & Children's Agency - Norwalk

Norwalk, CT

Liaisons:  Cameron and Jocelyn Wietfeldt

For more than 75 years, FCA has been helping individuals and families throughout Fairfield County and beyond to realize life's possibilities. FCA increases the social and emotional well-being of its clients by providing strength-based, solution-focused services for every stage of life.  SLOBs collects new backpacks and school supplies for the new school year.

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Filling in the Blanks

New Canaan, CT

Liaisons:  Walker and Susie Swindell

Filling in the Blanks fights childhood hunger by providing children in need with meals on the weekends. SLOBs help to pack these bags of food.

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Food Rescue US - Chowdafest

Westport, CT

Liaisons:  Callum and Kevin Wood

Food Rescue US is committed to ending American food insecurity by directly transferring fresh, usable food that would have otherwise been thrown away from grocers, restaurants, and other food industry sources to food insecure families throughout the U.S.

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Girl Scouts 

New Canaan, CT

Liaisons:  Matthew and Dale Dadonna

Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.  SLOBs were asked to unload boxes of cookies from the delivery truck and put in the correct number of boxes of each type of cookie into each individual car as they drove up.

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Kids in Crisis

Cos Cob, CT

Liaisons:  Alec and Tracy Kazlauskas

Kids In Crisis provides emergency shelter, crisis counseling, and community education programs for children of all ages and families facing crisis.  SLOBs runs a donation drive for Kids in Crisis collecting new and slightly used duffle bags.

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MMRF (Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation)

New Canaan, CT

Liaisons:  Sam and Sarah Funk

The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation advances the development of multiple myeloma treatments.  SLOBs volunteers support the Multiple Myeloma 5K Walk/Run by hanging event posters in New Canaan, Darien and Norwalk and serve as Course Marshalls on the day of the event. The event takes place at Taylor Farms Park in Norwalk.

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Midnight Run

New Canaan, CT

Liaisons:  Tyler and Susan Morse

Midnight Run is a volunteer organization dedicated to finding common ground between the housed and the homeless. New Canaan Methodist Church coordinates Midnight Run relief missions several times a year, in which volunteers from SLOBs and other groups sort food, clothing, blankets and personal care items to be distributed to the homeless poor on the streets of New York City.

NCHS Library After School Clean Up

New Canaan, CT

Liaisons:  Theo and Michaela Nelson

SLOBs help straighten up the school library after each school day.

NCHS Beautification

New Canaan, CT

Liaisons:  Theo and Leslie Kammerer

SLOBs helps with planting and maintenance of the NCHS garden beds.

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NCHS Scholarship Foundation

New Canaan, CT

Liaisons:  Colin and Lori Byrne

The New Canaan Scholarship Foundation provides need based scholarships to deserving NCHS graduating seniors each year. The NC Color Run is its only fundraiser.  SLOBs support the run by helping with set-up, filling bottles, manning water stations and color stations and post race clean-up.

NCHS Sports Banquets

New Canaan, CT

Liaisons:  Aaron and Mindy Fishman

SLOBs collect food donations for the NC Food Pantry from banquet attendees.

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New Canaan Beautification 

New Canaan, CT

Liaisons:  Alex and Jen Tchir

The NCBL is a non-profit community service and educational organization in New Canaan, CT.   Founded in 1939 for the purpose of the beautification of the community and to provide members with an opportunity to increase their knowledge of gardening, conservation and horticulture.  The Beautification League has continued to dedicate itself to enhancing the beauty of New Canaan.  SLOBs help with the upkeep and beautification of Lee Garden.

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New Canaan CARES

New Canaan, CT

Liaisons:  Matthew and Mary Balkun

New Canaan CARES is an independent non-profit community organization whose purpose is to advance the health and well-being of our youth and families. CARES provides responsive educational programs that support and strengthen parents skills, positive youth development, and healthy lifestyles.  

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New Canaan Chamber of Commerce

New Canaan, CT

Liaisons:  AJ and Wendy Eason

The objective of the Chamber is to advocate for the local business community by connecting the community with commerce. The Chamber provides New Canaan residents and business owners with up-to-date knowledge of everything New Canaan has to offer.  SLOBs help decorate the downtown with holiday lights and set-up for the holiday stroll as well as other events.

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New Canaan Exchange Club

New Canaan, CT

Liaisons:  Peter and Lindsey Heron

The Exchange Club is a group of individuals who want to make our country and local communities a better place to live for everyone. The Club “exchanges” their time and talent through programs of service. SLOBs help the Club with their annual Christmas Tree and Wreath sale in Kiwanis Park.  SLOBs help set up the lot, unload the trees and sell the trees between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

New Canaan Food Pantry

New Canaan, CT

Liaisons:  Dan and Ginny Tierney

The Food Pantry is run by New Canaan Human Services and is currently housed in St. Mark's church.  It is open every other Tuesday for both morning and evening distributions. SLOBS assist in stocking and organizing donations and help distribute the food.to the clients.

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New Canaan Historical Society

New Canaan, CT

Liaisons:  Charlie and Carolyn Corcoran

The New Canaan Museum & Historical Society is a cultural institution that focuses on preservation, modernism, education and community. SLOBs will be helping young kids with lawn games during "History Day."

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New Canaan Inn

New Canaan, CT

Liaisons:  Conor and Aileen Mastey

The New Canaan Inn is an independent living residence for senior citizens.  SLOBs play bingo with the residents and help with clean up after the event.

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New Canaan Land Trust

New Canaan, CT

Liaisons:  George and Christine Moore

The mission of the New Canaan Land Trust is to foster a connection between the New Canaan Community and its natural resources through the conservation and sustainable stewardship of our open space.

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New Canaan Library

New Canaan, CT

Liaisons:  Garrett and Patricia Ladley

SLOBs help set up, organize and clean up after the book sale. Work involves moving shelves and books as well as setting up displays and bookshelves.

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New Canaan Nature Center

New Canaan, CT

Liaisons:  Charlie and Deb Fichtner

New Canaan Nature Center is a nonprofit environmental education organization whose goal is the respect, protection, & enjoyment of nature. SLOBs helps with the Center's annual Fall Fair. SLOBs collect tickets at the various activities, rides and games as well as help sell food items at the food tent.

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New Canaan Public Schools

New Canaan, CT

Liaisons:  Jack and Maura Marshall

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New Canaan YMCA

New Canaan, CT

Liaisons:  Aidan and Darcy Smith

The Y is a cause-driven organization that is for youth development, for healthy living and for social responsibility.  SLOBs have helped with various events at the N.C. YMCA, including: participating in the addiction awareness vigil, the warrior run to benefit the Wounded Warrior organization and helping with programs for special needs kids and their families.

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Night to Shine

Norwalk, CT

Liaisons:  

Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom night experience for people with special needs ages 14 and older.  

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Norwalk Grassroots Tennis & Education

Norwalk, CT

Liaisons:  Ben and Joelle Graham

NGTE is a youth development organization dedicated to supporting underserved children in Norwalk with programs based on the ideals of tennis legend Arthur Ashe.  SLOBs tutor kids in elementary and middle school and help with their homework.

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Open Door Shelter

Norwalk, CT

Liaisons:  Joey and Karen Generalis

Open Door's mission is to effectively address the causes and complexities of the homeless and working poor by providing shelter, food, clothing, case management services, treatment services, transitional planning for short and long term goals, subsidized housing, education, employment, and a path towards independence and success.

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Person to Person

Norwalk, CT

Liaisons:  Justin and Karen Generalis

P2P is a community organization that provides basic needs for individuals and families in need.  SLOBs has participated in food drives and helped "Phil the Truck" at Walter Stewarts.  SLOBs handed out flyers, collected food and loaded the truck.
 

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Pura Vida For Children

New Canaan, CT

Liaisons:  Gavin and Michelle Bramwit

SLOBs help pack meals to be sent to hungry children around the world.

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Red Cross

New Canaan, CT

Liaisons:  Colin and Allison Mennitt

The American Red Cross is a humanitarian organization that provides emergency assistance, disaster relief, and disaster preparedness education in the US.  SLOBs help with registration for blood donation drives throughout the year.

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Rotary Club of New Canaan - Lobsterfest

New Canaan, CT

Liaisons:  Nicolas and Kim Norton Butler

Rotary Club of New Canaan Lobsterfest takes place every year and is the club's annual fundraiser. Funds are distributed to local charities and organizations. SLOBs help to set up, serve food, shuck corn, clear trays and clean up.

Schoolhouse Apartments Birthdays

New Canaan, CT

Liaisons:  Cameron and Jane Forte

SLOBs bring birthday cheer to residents celebrating a birthday.  Included are a small gift and personal visit.

Schoolhouse Apartments Poker Night

New Canaan, CT

Liaisons:  Skyler and Patricia Timberlake

SLOBs members join residents of the School House Apartments for an evening of poker. All participating residents leave with a prize that they can use within their homes (ie, paper towels, cleaning supplies, toiletries, etc.) 

South Avenue Cottage

New Canaan, CT

Liaisons:  Ethan and Jon Chalon

SAC is a community home for learning challenged adults.  SLOBs helps clean up the leaves in the fall at SAC and works with the residents to do the work and make it a fun experience for them. SLOBs also does a spring clean up and planting in their garden. 

Sports Buddies

New Canaan, CT

Liaisons:  Charlie and Meg Mehos

Sports Buddies is a weekly recreational program for special needs kids. SLOBs provides volunteers for Fall Soccer, Winter Basketball, and Spring Sports. Volunteers come for an hour of sports and exercise on Saturday mornings 

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St. Marks May Fair

New Canaan, CT

Liaisons:  Ben Thorsheim and Margot Bright

May Fair is the celebration of the St. Mark’s community reaching out to the Town of New Canaan, and other communities, not only on the day of the fair but all year long through our outreach programs funded by May Fair proceeds. SLOBs coordinate volunteers for moving books and furniture for the tag sale, setting up tents throughout the week leading up to the fair, shifts during the fair (always the Saturday of Mother's Day weekend), and clean up.

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St. Marks Gospel Garden

New Canaan, CT

Liaisons:  Ivan Tomayo and Margaret Roscoe

The Gospel Garden is on the property of St Mark's Church and is run by volunteers.  The Garden produces over 2,200 pounds of fresh produce for local food pantries.  SLOBs help out with projects in the garden.

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Staying Put in New Canaan

New Canaan, CT

Liaisons:  Jack and Jody O'Donnell

The Mission of Staying Put is to give New Canaan seniors both the practical means and the social support to live their lives to the fullest, safely and confidently, in the New Canaan community. 

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VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars)

New Canaan, CT

Liaisons:  Tom, Jerome, and Margaret Roscoe

SLOBs help replace old flags with new flags at every veteran's gravestone in LakeView Cemetery each Memorial Day.

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Waveny Care Center

New Canaan, CT

Liaisons:  Connor and Monica Webster

Waveny LifeCare Network provides a comprehensive continuum of healthcare to serve the changing needs of seniors from all areas. It offers a progression of therapeutic programs, services and living options to enhance quality of life for those it serves.