Archive for February, 2012

Foundations Fuel Families: In the News

Fuel Aid Effort Kicks Off on Valentine’s Day. Click the link for photos and article in the Guilford Courier.

3 Shoreline towns’ charity to offer fuel aid. Click the link for the article in the New Haven Register.

Foundations Fuel Families

Executive Director Featured on WTNH Channel 8

To help promote “Foundations Fuel Families,” an effort to raise funds for Guilford Social Services for families who need energy assistance, Liza Janssen Petra was interviewed on February 11, 2012 on Good Morning Connecticut.

Click here to watch the interview.

President John Crawford Named Person of the Week

The Guilford Courier Featured Board President John Crawford as the “Person of the Week” on February 7, 2012.

Click here for the full article!

Foundations Fuel Families: Providing Warmth for your Neighbors

Fund Drive 2/14 to 3/19

A fuel crisis exists in Guilford. Costs to heat our homes are higher than ever, and more and more people are approaching Guilford Department of Social Services (GSS) for help: In 2010-11, GSS took 372 household applications for energy assistance, a jump from 349 the previous year. From 1991 to 2008, the maximum number of household applications in a year was 220.

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Notice of Press Conference

On Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 at 10am at the Guilford Free Library, the community foundations for Branford, Madison & Guilford will host a press conference to kick off “Foundations Fuel Families,” a private-sector initiative to raise funds for fuel assistance.

A fuel crisis exists in our communities. Costs to heat our homes are higher than ever, more people are asking for help, and–due to cuts in funding for energy assistance program–residents in our communities who cannot afford to heat their home face severely limited options for help. Recognizing the devastating impact this will have on our neighbors, the Community Foundations in Branford, Guilford and Madison are each spearheading fundraising efforts in their communities to address the shortfall.

Each foundation has pledged a challenge grant of up to $10,000 for each town that would match every penny donated to this effort. Every single dollar raised will go to the local town organization responsible for emergency fuel assistance (Branford Counseling Center, Madison Youth and Family Services via Madison N2N Fund, and Guilford Social Services).

Please join us to show your support for this effort and to learn more. Contact Liza Janssen Petra, Executive Director of the Guilford Foundation, at (203) 824 1827 or lizapetra@gmail.com with questions and to RSVP.

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