Giving Tuesday arrived early for Gifts of Love, a non-profit organization that provides food, clothing and housewares to Connecticut individuals and families facing a financial crisis, as a total of $40,178 was raised at its Annual Fall Gala. The “Fall in Love” fundraising event, which took place on November 3, 2023 at the Farmington Gardens banquet hall in Farmington, CT, attracted 129 registrants, all seeking to show their charity, love and fall spirit! All proceeds directly benefit the charity that is dedicated to assisting and securing residents in 41 towns with vital, basic needs.
Additionally, the organization provides boxes of food each month to seniors 62 and over through the Commodity Supplemental Food Program; serves 75 to 100 people through its mobile food distribution sites; provides hundreds of clients and their families with all the fixings to prepare a Thanksgiving meal; distributes over 325 backpacks filled with meals, snacks and drinks to students who receive free or reduced-cost administered each weekend; administers the CT Operation Fuel program for residents of the Farmington Valley, which provides emergency assistance up to $1,000 to residents struggling to pay their energy and utility bills; and opens its annual Holiday Shoppe in December, allowing approximately 350 client families to receive gift cards and shop for new toys and other gifts.
About Gifts of Love
For more than 30 years, Gifts of Love has helped meet the basic needs of individuals and families in the Greater Hartford area experiencing short-term financial crises so they can return to self-sufficiency and regain independence. The non-profit provides food, clothing and household necessities, as well as short-term programs and education. Their client list has increased 94% over last year, and they’ve distributed over 70 tons of food so far in 2023. Most importantly, Gifts of Love provides a sense of hope to those in search of a better future. For more information visit https://giftsoflovect.org/.
PHOTO: Gifts of Love recently raised $40,178 at its “Fall in Love” fundraiser on Nov. 3, 2023 at Farmington Gardens in Farmington, CT. All proceeds will benefit the non-profit organization that is dedicated to assisting over 400 households in 41 towns with food, housewares and clothing. From left: Sean Riley, Treasurer at Gifts of Love; Lisa Gray, Executive Director at Gifts of Love; Bob Rumbold, Sportscaster at News8; and Robert Wong, President at Gifts of Love.
Photo Credit: Gifts of Love