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4 Examples of Good Deeds this Thanksgiving Season

New Haven Church Collects Winter Coats for Children and Adults

Pastors Brenda and John Adkins of “His Divine Fellowship Ministries” hosted a “Day of Joy” event for those in need of warm coats for Thanksgiving. Along with generous donations from the Knights of Columbus,  they collected many coats in new or lightly used conditions for the needy adults in children of New Haven. Some coat drives only donate to children, and they wanted to also donate to the needy adults in their community. Donations are still being accepted at 330 Munson St, New Haven CT or call (203) 435-4205.

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Knights of Columbus Built a Home for an Afghanistan Veteran with Post- War Injuries 

U.S. Army Capt. Luis Avila was leading his team in combat in Afghanistan, when he came into contact with a bomb. He survived, but unfortunately sustained permanent injuries. Everyday tasks from climbing stairs to showering became a challenge for Luis. When the Knights of Columbus and the Gary Sinise Foundation heard about his story, they partnered together to help build Luis and his family a home to help accommodate his disabilities. In 2014, the Knights of Columbus and the Gary Sinise Foundation started building smart homes for disabled veterans like Luis. For more information on the Gary Sinise Foundation, visit the GarySiniseFoundation.org

The CT Food Bank Collect 400,000 Pounds of Food from Thanksgiving Donations 


The CT food bank
in Wallingford, CT raised 400,000 pounds of food in thanksgiving donations. There were many food drives recently, including one at the East haven Shop Rite, where the girl scouts, the Bank of America, and News 8 helped to collect donations. They collected more than a ton of food that day, which had included 159 turkeys. The Hamden Middle School also had a food drive, with 20 people from the U.S. Coast Guard helping to lift the food into the trucks. All of the generous donations will be sorted out at Wallingford’s Food Bank facility, to help supply the f 475,000 people in Connecticut who are in need of food. If you would like to donate food for Thanksgiving, you can drop off donations at 2Research parkway, Wallingford, CT.

Old Saybrook Police Department Host a Thanksgiving Food Drive for the Town 


The Old Saybrook Police Department hosted a food drive on November 15th to collect Thanksgiving donations. Donations included non-perishable foods, frozen turkeys and monetary donations. The donations will go locally to those in need in the town of Old Saybrook for a Thanksgiving meal. 200 people in Old Saybrook greatly need donations from this event to enjoy a warm holiday meal. Any food left over will go to the CT Food Bank, soup kitchens and food pantries.

To everyone in Connecticut – have a Happy Thanksgiving, and have a safe and wonderful holiday!

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