Yellowed files, stationery with letterhead, holiday decorations and pamphlets, were tossed into large gray garbage barrels Friday, on the last day of operations for the Bristol Community Organization. The agency’s acquisition by the Human Resources Agency of New Britain is official on Tuesday.
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Secor Subaru’s Charlie Secor, owner, and Paul Holden, general manager, joined TVCCA's Meals on Wheels program last month to deliver a hot meal and a smile to home bound seniors in New London.
Growing up in poverty exposes children to greater levels of stress, which can lead to psychological problems later in life, a new study suggests. Researchers at Cornell University reported that kids who grow up poor are more likely to have reduced short-term spatial memory. The study also reported that such kids seem to be more prone to antisocial and aggressive behavior, such as bullying.
The city’s Human Resources Agency Inc. will mark World AIDS Day on Thursday with a program of awareness and spirituality at South Church. HRA’s Division of Health and Wellness will host the program, running from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the downtown church’s Cooper Hall. World AIDS Day is recognized on the first day of December every year to raise awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of the HIV infection.
TVCCA partners with New London police to distribute winter boots at schools and childcare centers in the city
The Thames Valley Council for Community Action’s (TVCCA) Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is partnering with the New London Police Department to distribute winter boots to children in New London. Over the last two months, RSVP volunteers have collected boots and monetary donations to purchase boots. Based on requests from area teachers, more than 800 pairs of warm, winter boots have been gift-wrapped for children in Southeastern Connecticut.
Human Resources Agency of New Britain’s acquisition of the Bristol Community Organization has been approved by the boards of both agencies. “The assets transfer for the sales agreement is done,” said Rocco Tricarico, HRA executive director, Thursday. “We hope it will be completed by the end of the month.”
Members of the staff and volunteers of the Palace Theater recently conducted a Toy Drive with toys collected to be donated to New Opportunities, a community action agency that serves economically disadvantaged people from Waterbury, Meriden, Torrington and 27 surrounding Connecticut towns.
Grinding poverty in the United States has long been synonymous with the Deep South, where low wages, poor health and diminished opportunity are more pervasive than in other parts of the country.
TVCCA and 97.7 WCTY hosted their 18th annual food drive to benefit the Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Center November 3-4, 2016, at Big Y in Norwich.