More than 75 local organizations contributed to the Middletown Community Thanksgiving Project, a partnership of businesses, nonprofits, civic groups, faith-based groups, schools, municipalities and individuals that came together to assemble and distribute more than 900 Thanksgiving baskets this year.
Thank you to the following organizations for contributing to this massive effort: A.R. Mazzotta Employment Specialists; ABC Women's Center Inc.; ACT Group; Aetna; Albertus Magnus College; ARCADIS; AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals; Baileyville Woodworks; Broad Street Books; Brown & Brown Insurance; Central CT Pediatric Dentistry; Change Inc.; Church of the Holy Trinity, Episcopal; City of Middletown; Community Foundation of Middlesex County; Congregation Adath Israel; Connecticut Valley Hospital; Cross Street AME Zion Church; CT Food Bank; Direct Energy; Elks Lodge #771; Everlasting Faith Ministries; Exquisite Hairstyles; Faith Lutheran; Fellowship Church; First Church of Christ Congregational; Halloran & Sage; Harding Development Group; Heritage Commons; Hintz & Co.; Illiano's; Jackson Chevrolet; Jukonski Truck; Knoll Crest Apartments; L.H. Brenner Insurance; Lawrence School; Lyman Orchards; Mahoney, Sabol & Company LLP; Mercy High School; Middlefield Brownie & Daisy Troop 62199; Middlesex Community College - Human Services Club; Middlesex Hospital; Middlesex Urology; Middlesex YMCA; Middletown Fire Department; Middletown Police Department; Middletown Public Schools; Middletown Surgical Group PC; Neighborhood Preschool; Orthopedic Associates of Middletown; P.J. Mirabelli Enterprises; Pratt & Whitney - Canel Lodge; Price Chopper; Radiologic Associates of Middletown; Rams in Action; RE/MAX Edge; Scott's Orchard & Nursery; Sodexo; South Congregational Church; St. Luke's Community Services; St. Pius Church; State Farm Insurance, Caleb Carney Agent; Stew Leonard's; Stop & Shop; Suburban Stationers; Two Guys in Jackets; Ursel's Web Frame Shop Gallery; UTC Financial Leadership Program; Village at South Farms; Water's Edge Center for Health & Rehabilitation; Wesleyan University; Wright-Pierce; and Xavier High School. Many individual donors also supported the project.
The Middletown Community Thanksgiving Project was established four years ago to ensure that all Middletown families who are struggling can still enjoy a Thanksgiving feast. The planning committee for the Middletown Community Thanksgiving Project includes representatives from the City of Middletown, Cross Street AME Zion Church, Fellowship Church, Heritage Commons, Liberty Bank, Liberty Bank Foundation, Middlesex County Community Foundation, Middlesex Hospital, Middlesex United Way, Middletown Kiwanis Club, Middletown Police Department, Middletown Public Schools, Middletown Rotary Club, St. Luke’s Community Services, St. Vincent De Paul Middletown/Amazing Grace Food Pantry, The Salvation Army, Wadsworth Glen Health Care Center, and Wesleyan University.