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Nick’s Wicks Fundraiser

Monday, September 28, 2020

9-year-old Guilford resident, Nick, began his business, Nick’s Wicks, during the height of the pandemic as a way to “beat the boredom.” Nick creates fragrant, slow-burning, hand-poured soy candles and sells them on Etsy and has committed to donate 30% of his monthly profits to charity! In honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness month, now through … Read More

Charles Island Music Festival Fundraiser

Monday, September 28, 2020

“The Charles Island Music Festival is an on-the-water event, featuring musicians playing from a barge with attendees participating from the comfort (and distance) of their own watercraft. This year’s event was held in early August and drew in boaters from all over! Last week, the organizers of the event presented a check in the amount … Read More

Breast Cancer Fundraiser

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Maria Warner and her son Andrew have been spending the Covid-19 lockdown cooking favorite recipes Live on Facebook. The Facebook videos have become so popular that they put together a book, “Don’t Crowd the Pan: Kitchen Adventures during Quarantine”, that contains the recipes and cooking tips from their video sessions. Proceeds from sales of the … Read More

Pediatric Oncology Patient Fundraiser

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Olivia Yee and Katherine Bermudez, 8th Graders from Turn of River Middle School in Stamford CT, chose the Pediatric Oncology patients undergoing treatment at YNHCH as the beneficiaries of their graduation project. Their donation included fuzzy blankets, games, activities and snacks. They planned this project to honor Olivia’s cousin who is undergoing chemotherapy.

Sims Metal Management Fundraiser

Friday, February 7, 2020

Sims Metal Management of North Haven collected thousands of dollars for the Closer to Free Fund from sales of candy bars to their employees over the past year. Company representatives Carly Hill and Kevin Becker stopped by Smilow to deliver the check. Kevin is also a veteran rider of the Closer to Free Bike Ride. … Read More