December 2018

Suffield Community Aid

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Photo by the Amy Reay

“Delancy” Reay did his part in collecting pet food at the polls. Dressed for the weather, who could resists this face?

Please Donate to the Kettle:

90% Stays in Suffield!

Did you know that the money that is raised through the Salvation Army Kettle Drive stays in Suffield to support various programs for persons in need? The kettle will be at the Subway/Dunkin Donut plaza on Mountain Road several weekend days in December. Please support the drive and the residents of Suffield who will benefit from your donation.

Are You a Family in

Need of Extra Help this Holiday Season?

There is still time to register! Residents with minor children wishing to receive help for the holidays are encouraged to call SCA to see if they qualify. 

Please Support SCA’s

Annual Appeal Campaign for Suffield Residents in Need of a Little Extra Help!

You should have received a letter from SCA within the past few weeks. Please open the letter and help us respond to our residents requiring a little extra help! Suffield Community Aid needs your assistance in promoting our mission on behalf of families – right here in Town – requiring support in their time of need. Read more about what we do and the impact your past donations have made by going to www.suffieldcommunityaid.org

Stay Warm This Winter! We Are Taking Applications for the CT Energy

Assistance Program

These government programs are designed to help offset the winter heating costs for financially eligible household so that their health is not jeopardized by the inability to afford critical heat. Please contact SCA to schedule an appointment. More information on eligibility is available at www.ct.gov/staywarm

Check Out Your

Blood Pressure

Suffield Community Aid sponsors free blood pressure clinics for residents of all ages at the Suffield Senior Center on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month from 11 a.m.–noon. No appointments needed!

Are You a

Low or Moderate 

Income Homeowner

in Need of Some Critical Home Repairs?

You may be eligible for a deferred payment loan with no interest through the Ellington Regional Housing Rehab Program for Suffield homeowners. The loan can be used for roofing, septic, well, plumbing, heating, electrical, handicap accessibility, asbestos/lead abatement, carpentry and other repair work on single and multi-family units up to 4 units. Call SCA at 860-668-1986 or call the Ellington Community Development Office directly at 860-870-3132 on Tuesdays between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. for more info.

Designer Purse Bingo

A Success for Local Food Programs!

SCA partnered with 3 other area food banks for another successful fundraiser! The sell-out crowd enjoyed playing bingo and winning designer handbags & raffles. Thanks to everyone who supported this event through participation and sponsorship. Each of the four food programs received $3,000 to combat hunger in their communities!

SCA Food Drive at the Polls for People and Pets:

 The food drive at the polls was a great success – despite the soaking rain! SCA volunteers and SHS Interact Club members braved the elements and solicited donations from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. We received a tremendous load of food – for both people and pets! Cash and checks totaled nearly $900! We extend our thanks to all that donated and our amazing and resilient volunteers! 

Is Meals-on-Wheels an Option for You?

Qualified homebound seniors, age 60 and  over, living in Suffield can receive healthy lunches and  dinners delivered to their door.  The meals are delivered by SCA volunteers around the noon time hour Monday through Friday.  Weekend meals are also available and are delivered prior to the weekend.  Meals are balanced, nutritious and diet specific.  Residents must sign up for at least two meals per week.  The cold dinner meal is optional.  A $2.50 donation per meal is suggested by the Community Renewal Team to help cover costs.  However, no one is denied a meal if unable to pay.  Contact SCA.

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