Thanksgiving Special Offering and Volunteer Opportunities

Each year, through our Thanksgiving Special Offering, First Presbyterian Church joins people and institutions around New Haven to help Christian Community Action, the Connecticut Food Bank and Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen provide a season of thanksgiving for those who could not otherwise afford it.

Your thanksgiving special offering will be divided 40%-40%-20% between these organizations. This offering is a major opportunity to give thanks by contributing directly to the well being of our neighbors. Some 113,000 children live in poverty in Connecticut. 32% of New Haven's children live in poverty, mostly concentrated in a few neighborhoods such as the Hill section served by Christian Community Action.

  • CCA - Christian Community Action: is an ecumenical social service organization that expresses faithful witness by providing help, housing and hope to those who are poor in New Haven.
  • DESK – Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen: serves meals to New Haven’s homeless individuals throughout the week, adding an extra special meal for Thanksgiving Day.
  • The Connecticut Food Bank: supports these and many other local efforts by providing food and resources to approximately 600 community-based programs in six of the state’s eight counties: Fairfield, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, New London and Windham.

Thanksgiving Special Offering

As in the past, our thanksgiving Special Offering will be shared with three local organizations. Christian Community Action, the Connecticut Food Bank and Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen each work to create a season of genuine thanksgiving for those who could not otherwise afford it. This is an opportunity to give thanks by contributing directly to the well being of our neighbors.

Christian Community Action’s thanksgiving basket program provides holiday abundance to over 2,000 families each year. Financial contributions support food purchases at wholesale costs. In kind donations are also needed. Suggested items: Cereal – hot or cold, Vegetables, Yams, Fruit or dessert, Starch – rice, mashed potato, Pasta & Sauce, Soup, Gravy, Juice, Cranberries, Stuffing, Protein – beans, tuna, peanuts, Jelly.… Continue

Thanksgiving Special Offering

Each year First Presbyterian Church joins faithful people from around New Haven to help Christian Community Action, the Connecticut Food Bank and Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen create a season of genuine thanksgiving for those who could not otherwise afford it. As in the past, our offering will be
shared between these organizations. This is a major opportunity to give thanks by contributing directly to the well being of our neighbors.

Christian Community Action’s thanksgiving basket program provides holiday abundance to over 2,000 families each year. We’ve been helping financially and with sorting and preparing the baskets for many years. Volunteers are needed for Saturday, Nov.… Continue