$50,000 Donation from the Seedling Foundation

December 28, 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 28, 2019 – The Community Action Agency of New Haven (CAANH) is delighted to announce receipt of a $50,000 donation, from the Graustein Family. The gift will provide general operating support for Service, Collaboration, Advocacy and Knowledge Generation for those in poverty in the Greater New Haven Area. CAANH’s Board Chairman Kenn Harris stated “Abundance” is the word that comes to mind when I think of the outpouring of support that CAANH is receiving at the close of 2019. We appreciate the Graustein Family’s gift, which adds to the abundance. The depth of abundance embodied in Bill Graustein himself deeply impacts CAANH, our constituents and families; communities that know and experience his giving in so many ways. We appreciate this tremendous support.” “Bill Graustein is a major philanthropist in New Haven and across the state, we are delighted to be honored with a gift from the Graustein Family,” stated President and CEO Amos L. Smith.

The mission of Community Action Agency of New Haven is to offer 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.