SWEP-CT | EPOC Special Event
New Year - New Hope
Wed, January 13, 2021
SWEP-CT and EPOC have been celebrating the holiday season together over the past several years. For this year, we will be hosting a special virtual event which will include some time to reconnect with your colleagues and friends while also providing an opportunity to contribute to several organizations in CT who are working to provide needed services in these challenging times.
To attend this virtual event, please register (required) to receive your Zoom link and further details about the program.
Please Considering Supporting These Organizations
SWEP-CT and EPOC have selected four organizations to support which are CT-based groups that are providing desperately needed services and resources during these challenging times. You can support these groups now by either selecting the "Make Donation" option when registering (will make a $40 shared donation), or you can go directly to the donation pages at each site (links provided below). Representatives from each organization will provide an overview of their services as part of our virtual event. We greatly appreciate your consideration of a donation at this time.
Click Here to Make Donation to Operation Fuel
Operation Fuel is the country’s oldest fuel fund, serving as a model across the United States. Their primary purpose is to provide year-round emergency energy assistance to every city and town in Connecticut, aided by our statewide network of local fuel banks. We are the primary source of energy and utilities assistance for low- to moderate-income households who are struggling financially and have exhausted other options.
Operation Fuel fills the gap for our state’s most vulnerable residents – children, senior citizens, working families, and people with chronic medical conditions. They help people keep their homes warm and their lights on, power cooking appliances and medical equipment, store food and medications at safe refrigerated temperatures, and have access to running water for drinking, bathing, and laundry.
Click Here to make donation to Connecticut Food Bank
Connecticut Food Bank works through a network of community-based programs, such as soup kitchens, food pantries and shelters to provide nutritious food to people in need, but we know we need to do more.
Last year, Connecticut Food Bank distributed enough food to prepare nearly 22.5 million meals to people in need in Fairfield, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, New London, and Windham counties, which is home to 71% of the state’s population and where 65% of the state’s food insecure – nearly 270,000 people – struggle with hunger.
Click Here to make donation to Foodshare
Founded in 1982, Foodshare is the regional food bank serving Connecticut’s Hartford and Tolland counties, where more than 119,000 people struggle with hunger. Foodshare is a member of the national organization Feeding America, along with more than 200 other food banks nationally. In partnership with the food industry, donors, community leaders and volunteers, Foodshare works to maximize access to nutritious food and other resources that support food security.
Click Here to make a donation to CT Forest & Park Association
The Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA) connects people to Connecticut’s forests, parks, and Blue-Blazed Hiking Trails, and ensures these special places are protected and well-managed for future generations. CFPA inspires active, lifelong engagement with Connecticut’s abundant and well-managed forests, parks, and trails by building a vibrant and diverse conservation community. Your gift grows the Blue-Blazed Hiking Trails, protects forests and parks, defends Connecticut's natural landscape, and gets kids outside and learning.