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Greenwich High School Students Ride for Pride

In celebration of Pride Month, the GHS Democracy in Action club is raising awareness and money through a virtual event and fundraiser in support of Kids in Crisis Lighthouse. The student club is sponsoring “Pride Ride” which is taking place June 17 to June 30. The students are asking the entire community to show support for Pride Month by setting exercise goals for themselves and raising funds for Lighthouse, a program which was acquired by Kids In Crisis in 2018 to support LGBTQ+ youth in Fairfield County in providing a safe and confidential space to encourage all LGBTQ+ young people to live their best, healthiest, and most authentic lives. read more...

Kids In Crisis Receives New Funding

SafeHaven for Kids, a core program of Kids In Crisis announces receipt of a $15,000 grant from the New Canaan Community Foundation. SafeHaven for Kids provides 24-hour Crisis Helpline counseling and referrals, In-Person Crisis Intervention, and a comprehensive Emergency Shelter Program for Connecticut newborn to 18-year-old kids of any race, ethnicity, religion, community of origin, socio-economic status, gender identity, or sexual orientation. read more...

COVID-19 Community Relief Second Round of Grants Issued

The Greenwich United Way’s Greenwich COVID-19 Community Relief Fund issued its second round of grants totaling $13,500 for Kids In Crisis and Meals on Wheels. The GUW Board of Directors and Grants Committee volunteers, including Greenwich selectperson Jill Oberlander, continues to review proposals from local agencies, conducting a deep dive into each organization’s financials, and assessing the specific recovery-related needs. read more...

MIKU SUSHI Partners with Kids In Crisis

This weekend, MIKU SUSHI (MIKU) launches a new community outreach program designed to help generate stronger connections in the community. On Saturday, lunch customers will be the first to try select items from a special menu that was developed in partnership with Kids In Crisis (KIC). The promotional menu will feature two sushi rolls and a cooked dish that will be available for lunch, dinner, and takeout during the entire month of February. Proceeds from these three items will benefit the non-profit dedicated to ensuring the well-being of children through vital 24-hour services. read more...

Inner-City Foundation Announces Grant Awards

The Inner-City Foundation for Charity & Education announces 18 grant awards, awarding $149,500 to local Fairfield County programs and organizations from September 1, 2019 through December, 2019. Grant awardees include organizations and programs providing education and/or social services to needy children, families and individuals, including: LVA School, School Volunteer Association of Bridgeport, Stamford Public Education Foundation, Mercy Learning Center, Building One Community, English Learner Support Services of Fairfield County, Shepherds, Kids in Crisis, REACH Youth Program at Bridgeport Hospital, Boys & Girls Village, Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport, Open Door Shelter, Domestic Violence Crisis Center, Emerge, Center for Family Justice, Good Samaritan Mission, Homes with Hope, Homes for the Brave read more...

TVS Pajama Drive to Benefit Kids in Crisis

Through their connections in the community, the founders of The Volunteer Service (TVS) forged a partnership between Roller Rabbit and Kids in Crisis. Realizing that there was a need for children’s pajamas at Kids in Crisis, they connected the two organizations to develop a pajama drive. From Monday, Nov. 18 through Thursday, Nov. 21, Roller Rabbit, at 103 Greenwich Ave. will be collecting brand new pairs of pajamas for children of any age. read more...