Our goal is to spread more of a presence of the lodge and its activities throughout the community with good deeds.
We plan on community involvement as well as member involvement to foster this. We are always working on logistics, dates and details for future ideas.
We welcome anyone else interested in joining our small but mighty planning committee.
Denise Mazzotta Krause, Chairwoman.
Committee Members – Judy Feather, Georgianna Hull, Donna Casciello
North Haven Sons and Daughters of Italy’s Community Outreach Committee is coordinating the collection of new winter outerwear items (mittens, gloves, scarves, hats) for all aged children supported by ‘r kids Family Center.
Please contact one of our members for more information: Georgianna: 203-988-8006 Denise: 203-710-7397 Donna: 203-887-7308 Judy: 203-909-5031
The 'r kids Family Center is a 501(c)3, Connecticut based non-profit organization committed to providing specialized, high-quality services to children in out-of-home care and their families; promoting permanency, safety and stability for children through services to their biological, foster or adoptive families.
We were founded in New Haven, Connecticut in 1996 by a grassroots group of concerned community professionals, foster and adoptive parents. The 'r kids Family Center is a licensed child placing agency through the state of Connecticut Department of Children and Families, and is credentialed through Applied Behavioral Health for a variety of child welfare related services.
Please help us support the great work that ‘r kids Family Center performs by bringing any new warm winter outerwear items (mittens, gloves, scarves, hats) to either the October or November Lodge membership meetings. Please include items for kids of all ages!
Additionally, we will have community collection boxes set up at the following businesses:
Arnold’s Jeweler’s, 117 Washington Avenue, North Haven
Nick’s Char-Pit, 22 Middletown Avenue, North Haven
Thank you for helping make this collection a success!
The Community Outreach Committee of The North Haven Sons and Daughters of Italy Lodge 2805 will be collecting items to be added to “Welcome Kits” for New Haven’s Columbus House. These are kits of basic household items given to Individuals/families that have secured housing and are leaving the Columbus House. It is a way to give them a warm welcome to their new homes. We will be on the North Haven Green on Saturday, May 21st from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. collecting items and assembling the kits for delivery to the Columbus House. Please join us! New items needed for these Kitchen or Bathroom kits are dish racks, dish towels, potholders, dish soap, paper towels, cups, plates, pans, cooking utensils, flatware, garbage pails, bathmats, bath towels, shampoo, bath soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes. One or two of these items for the collection drive would make a great contribution to the assembly of kits.
Another option is to drop off items by May 17th at the following local businesses:
Feel free to contact of our committee members with any questions.
Our Lodge, as part of our community outreach committee wanted to make a difference in the lives of some residents in a couple Homes in our area. We were interested especially in the residents that do not get cards or visitors.
The two homes we will concentrate our efforts on are Hamden Health in Hamden and Montowese Rehab in North Haven.
My name is Judy Feather and I’m leading this project for our committee: I spoke with the Montowese recreation director. She was very excited and thought it would be gratefully appreciated. Montowese is not allowing visitors at this time but planning to soon. Meanwhile, the residents would love cards and notes. She would direct them too the most needy.
Because of HIPPA, she would not give names over the phone but told me that when we come to visit, we will learn their first names.
I also met with Hamden Health director. She provided the first names and room number of seven needy residents. I met four of them and promised them future visits.
Here’s how you can help: There is a great need for cards of cheer. I will be bringing cards to the next in person meeting. They will be prepared with North Haven Sons & Daughters of Italy return labels. I will ask members to write personal notes of cheer. I will hand deliver them to the homes to prevent postage costs. If you would like to be part of this outreach, please contact Judy Feather – 203-909-5031.
The Lodge will be having a toy drive to collect new toys and games on Saturday, July 16, 2022. The collection will take place on the Town of North Haven Green, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Toys will benefit the Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital Auxiliary Toy Closet program.
*Note: If the toy or game you will be bringing uses batteries please provide them.
We will also once again be collecting toys at our December 2022 Lodge meeting. More details we be available soon.
2021 Toy drive delivery