On Tuesday, April 24 and Wednesday, April 25, Acts 4 Ministry, Inc. will seek donations during the Connecticut Community Foundation’s sixth annual “Give Local Greater Waterbury and Litchfield Hills” 36-hour online community giving challenge created to help 21 local area non-profit organizations raise needed funds and awareness of their organization’s ambitions.
Photographed fully delighting in the receipt of their new bedset from Acts 4 Ministry's 2017 "Give Local" fundraising successes were Angelo (2) and Joezaya (8) Garcia of Waterbury.
“Every dollar donated to Acts 4 during the two-days-only campaign will be enhanced with bonus funds donated to our non-profit organization by the Connecticut Community Foundation (CCF) and their ‘Give Local’ sponsors. The more private donations Acts 4 Ministry receives, the more our organization will be eligible to win bonus cash prizes,” stated Sarah Elizabeth Carabetta, executive director of Acts 4 Ministry, Inc.
The “Give Local” campaign will begin at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday and will end at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday. Those interested in pre-registering their donations can do so Friday, April 20 beginning at 7:00 a.m. through 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23. These gifts will be processed and posted online on April 25 and will not be factored into helping the nonprofit win time-specific prizes.
“Acts 4 Ministry is a collaborative group of a volunteer board of directors, staff members and dozens of volunteers who desire to share God’s love by meeting the comforting physical needs of others. We achieve our goal daily on many levels by collecting and distributing, free-of-charge to recipients clothing, housewares, and a free furniture distribution program. Each year we distribute clothing to nearly 6,000 people, and over 10,000 pieces of furniture and housewares, to people of varying income levels throughout the Greater Waterbury area,” explained Carabetta.
“Families and individuals are frequently referred to Acts 4 Ministry by other charitable and social organizations to assist people who have suddenly lost their homes to a fire, flood or other unexpected devastation or upsetting life event. The organization’s vision is to build relationships with people with varying levels of needs while providing them with the basics of daily living.
“Our non-profit organization strives to partner with churches, social service agencies, and public schools to help identify and serve people with these needs in the context of the broader community regardless of their faith, race, creed, or national origin, or their willingness to participate in religious activities.”
Located at 1713 Thomaston Avenue in Waterbury, Acts 4 Ministry’s building also features a store environment where people with immediate needs can select clothing, furniture, and household items. “Individuals and families can come here to personally select clothing, dishes, glassware, furnishings, and other basic needs at no charge.
“They are provided with an atmosphere which preserves their dignity and allows them to walk around our store to select what they personally need vs. being handed clothing or furnishings they do not desire. This is a respectful environment where everyone is treated with caring support,” explained Carabetta.
During the “Give Local” campaign, Acts 4 Ministry will seek monetary donations to support their ‘sleep well’ campaign to ensure all residents-in-need throughout the region receive their own personal bed sets. In 2017, during the “Give Local” campaign, Acts 4 was able to provide 32 new bed sets.
To contribute to Acts 4 Ministry on Saturday, April 21 starting at 7:00 a.m., and between 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 24 and 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25, visit https://givelocalccf.org/npo/acts-4-ministry or go to “Click to Give” in the top right corner of the homepage of www.acts4.org during the special 36–hour “Give Local” campaign.
To learn more about Acts 4 Ministry, Inc.’s clothing and basic household goods donation needs; home visits; furniture deliveries; and their support of foods banks, health clinics, shelters, soup kitchens, disaster relief agencies, etc. visit www.acts4.org or call 203-574-2289.
Tax-deductible donations of clothing and household goods can be brought to Acts 4 Ministry’s facility Mondays through Fridays 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Cash or money order donations can be U.S. Mailed to P.O. Box 4524, Waterbury, CT 06704.
To donate online with a credit card at any time, visit www.acts4.org and go to “Click to Give” in the top right corner of the homepage www.acts4.org.