$25,000 Donation from the JMS Foundation

December 26, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Valencia Goodridge
Executive Assistant to President and CEO Amos Smith
vgoodridge@caanh.net; Primary: 203-859-6636

NEW HAVEN, CT, December 26, 2019 – The Community Action Agency of New Haven (CAANH) is pleased to announce receipt of a $25,000 donation, from the JMS Foundation. The award will assist in providing sustainability and support for CAANH as we offer energy assistance to those in poverty in the Greater New Haven Area. According to CAANH’s President and CEO Amos L. Smith, “JMS Foundation’s gift will help catalyze sustainability of services and promote general good.”

“Knowing the kind of individuals that David and Joanne are in and of itself, a gift; but understanding their hearts which guides their giving to our organization speaks volumes of the significance of this gift of $25,000 to CAANH. Our “thanks” to them is equally as heartfelt and appreciated” Says Board Chairman Kenn Harris.

The mission of Community Action Agency of New Haven offers Pathways to Prosperity to those in poverty in the Greater New Haven area through: SERVICE, COLLABORATION, ADVOCACY, and KNOWLEDGE GENERATION.

COMMUNITY ACTION PROMISE – Community Action changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.

SERVICE-Community Action’s signature programs, include but are not limited to: CT Energy Assistance Program, Passport Transitional Services, SMART Women, and Case Management services to low income families.

COLLABORATION – We work across sectors with our partners: municipalities, non-profit and for-profit organizations to provide collaborative services that meet our clients’ various needs.

ADVOCACY – We encourage low-income individuals to inform their elected officials of their position on poverty related issues in conjunction with CAANH.

KNOWLEDGE GENERATION – We support and collaborate with research institutions and other entities to obtain more in-depth knowledge about poverty and in determining the most successful strategies for leading people out of poverty.

For more information visit the Community Action Agency of New Haven’s website at: www.caanh.net or contact Valencia Goodridge at 203-859-6636.