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March 2016 Edition

February has flown by and our residents were graced with wonderful visitors who delivered delicious meals and thoughtful gifts. We have secured a new fitness partnership with Bridgeport's Cardinal Shehan Center and thank Executive Director Terry O'Connor, Assistant Director Drew Carothers, and the entire staff for their dedication to the health of the men and women we serve .
In March, we look forward to a successful Fairfield County's Giving Day (March 9) and seeing 16 of our residents and "alums" make their debuts on the Fairfield University Quick Center stage as the curtain rises on WAR STORIES: A Veterans Project. Look for details of these events and more in this issue  of  The Perimeter 

Creating Hope, Building Dreams...

Vince Santilli
Chief Executive Officer
Fairfield County's Giving Day is March 9!

By simply donating your lunch money between  12pm-1pm on
March 9, you can help us win huge grant prizes that will improve our Veterans' health, wellness, and overall success!

To learn more, visit our  Giving Day page . Don't forget to bookmark the site (and your calendars) so that you can return and give on  March 9

War Stories
Photo courtesy of Fairfield University's "News @ the Q"

Friday, March 31 & Saturday, April 1 @ 8 p.m.

Wien Experimental Theater
Fairfield University
1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield

We are so proud of our current and former residents who are participating in the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts' production of  WAR STORIES , a full-length (40 min.) production in which 16 of our men and women tell their courageous stories through therapeutic performance art.

Thanks to the CT Office of the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, Fairfield University was able to offer paid acting roles to each of its Homes for the Brave and FS:FH participants.

Admission is complimentary for service members and $20 for the general public. Purchase your tickets today at the Quick Center Box Office.
Community Corner
Super Bowl Sunday

For eight years running, the Kiwanis Clubs of Weston and Bridgeport have hosted legendary Super Bowl parties at Homes for the Brave. We thank our friends who are so dedicated to bringing joy, camaraderie, and enough food to feed 60+ people through the pre-game, the main event, and beyond!

Valentine's Day

Thanks to our friends--young and old--who sent so much love our way this Valentine's Day! We received cards, art, and gifts from:
Assumption Catholic School
AT&T Veterans CT-NE Chapter
Congressman Himes' Valentines for Vets
Effective School Solutions
Girl Scout Troop #50473
Hearts of Hope
John Read Middle School
National Charity League
Western Elementary School
Windsor Youth Services Bureau
...and more!
Giving Back
Throughout the past month, three generous organizations committed their support to our  Female Soldiers: Forgotten Heroes program. These generous gifts  enable us to help homeless female veterans develop the skills they need to make healthy transitions back into their communities. We thank our partners for continuing to serve the women who have served us all.

People's United Community Foundation ($10,000)

Newman's Own Foundation ($2,500)

Sacred Heart Women's Ice Hockey Team ($2,010)
Players, Family, Friends & Supporters
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Comedy Night
Community Corner
Giving Back



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Shout Outs

American Legion Charles L. Ruman Post 160

Amy's Hallmark Shop #372

Assumption Catholic School

AT&T Veterans Connecticut/New England

Bridgeport Elks

Christel Truglia & Friends

Colors of the World

Connecticut Community Foundation

DAV Auxiliary Unit #15 Milford

Dworken, Hillman, LaMorte & Sterczala, PC

Effective School Solutions

Freedom Isn't Free Ride

Girl Scout Troop 50473

Helping Hands Thrift Store & Furniture Bank

John Read Middle School

Kiwanis Club of Bridgeport

Kiwanis Club of Weston

Knights of Columbus Bishop Fenwick Assembly 100

Knights of Columbus Council 46

Knights of Columbus St. Matthew Council 14360

Knights of Columbus St. Theresa of Lisieux Council 8013

Law Offices of Victoria J. Koch

Meredith Corporation Foundation

National Charity League New Canaan Chapter

New Beginnings Family Academy

Newman's Own Foundation

North Branford Intermediate School Student Council

Notre Dame High School

Operation Homefront Milford

People's United Community Foundation

Prudential Financial

Sacred Heart University
 Women's Ice Hockey Team

Spadaccino Realty Team

UNICO National

University of Bridgeport Leadership Class

Valley Container, Inc.

Wallingford Eye Care Center

Walter Fitzgerald High School

Western Elementary School

Windsor Youth Services Bureau