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December 2017 Edition

In November, numerous businesses, families and organizations have honored our residents in awesome fashion and made both Veteran's Day and Thanksgiving wonderful celebrations. Additionally, we held our
second annual Mini-Golf Tournament, which was remarkably orchestrated by Board Member Bob Kozlowsky and his terrific team.

We are thrilled to release our 2017 Annual Report and hope you enjoy reading about all that has been accomplished a t Homes for the Brave due to your support.  
Our caring and compassionate staff eagerly awaits the many visits that our residents will be receiving to m ar k the December Holidays. We wish all of you a Blessed, Healthy and Happy Holiday Season. 

Creating Hope, Building Dreams...
Vince Santilli
Program Highlights

On November 9th, our Female Soldiers: Forgotten Heroes program was honored to receive the 2017 Founding Presidents Award from the Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame. Held at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, B oard Chair Rose Ogrinc delivered a powerful acceptance speech. Three inspiring women Veterans were inducted into the Hall of Fame and one of  Homes for the Brave's founders, Dr. Laurie Harkness, was selected as a 2017 Heroic Women Honoree.
Holiday Giving
  • NEW! If you are looking for gifts for yourself or others, please watch our website for information to come about our new line of apparel and accessories! A portion of all sales will support our programs and you'll be helping to market the great work done here in supporting our Veterans!
  • Please visit our website to learn about more ways you can give in honor or memory of loved ones, clients, employees, and Secret Santa recipients!
  • Donate a Used Vehicle! The process is easy for you to donate a car, truck, motorcycle, RV, or boat. Visit our CARS Donation page to learn how you can qualify for a tax deduction and support our Veterans.
  • View our Holiday Wish List!
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Shop for everyone on your gift list this holiday at  our charity site  and Amazon donates to Homes for the Brave!
Comedy Show
Another great gift idea is tickets to our Comedy Show on Friday, January 19, 2018!

Enjoy a night of laughs while helping Connecticut's homeless Veterans regain their independence. Tickets are $75 and include a full lineup of Veteran comics, dinner, and a chance to win the 50/50 raffle!

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If you'd like to participate as a sponsor please contact: 
Mini Golf Tournament a SUCCESS!
Thank you sponsors and participants
 for another highly successful Mini Golf Tournament! 
Mini Golf Sponsors 2017

Be sure to like our Facebook page for more great photos from the event!
Partnership Highlights
Home Depot Did It Again!
    On November 1st, Home Depot's District Team installed a new patio, garden beds, and a welcoming landscaped display at Homes for the Brave. We are honored and humbled by the incredible volunteer efforts and monetary donations to support our Veterans.
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Robin LaRayne, Golden Goddess Honey Pot, helped our women Veterans put on their first Fall Festival!

Gifts and Support
Grant Announcements   
Homes for the Brave is grateful to Newman's Own Foundation for their generous grant of $30,000 awarded  to support "ABRI Training for Success", a program providing educational and training opportunities to the men and women we serve. Thank you Newman's Own Foundation!
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Many thanks to Prudential for awarding a $7,000 grant to continue our Workforce Readiness coaching and training!
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Thank you to Fairfield Rotary Club for a grant to help us purchase 2 AEDs for our men's and women's programs.
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We'd like to thank TD Bank 's Stamford, Greenwich, New Canaan, Westport, Darien, and Bridgeport customers and the TD Charitable Foundation for donating $7,100.83 along with a huge collection of items from our Wish List !
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Meals and Donations by the Carload!
The outpouring of support by our community for Veterans Day and beyond was monumental this year and we thank each and every one of you who invited us to come and speak at your events, volunteered, prepared and served meals, created cards, and donated supplies and gifts. We did our best to post to our Facebook page but here are some of the highlights:

The SUNY Maritime Men's Lacrosse team collected and donated 2,387 razors and over 2,700 ounces of shaving cream! Way to go, team!!
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Thanksgiving Dinner 

In addition to the St. Matthew Knights of Columbus Council 14360 and St. Matthew Catholic Daughters we also had Attorney Lori Dion and family present and serving. Also, beverages and desserts for both houses were provided by US Navy Veteran Big Red Nemergut.
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Among so many who visited us last month, we were graced with hospitality and support from: Valley Boys, DAR and CAR Sgt David Thompson Society, Mutual Security Credit Union, Redeemed Christian Church of God, Quinnipiac University, AT&T, Kiwanis Club of Fairfield's Field of Valor, Atria, and many others, all to celebrate our Veterans!
In This Month's Issue...
Program Highlights
Holiday Giving
Partnership Events
Mini Golf Tournament
Partnership Highlights
Gifts and Support



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Parag and Mary Adalja  

American Sewing Guild - Fairfield Group
Jonathan and Ellen-Ann Anderson
Assumption School  
Atria of Stratford 
Beck Family
Jonathan and Susan Beyman 
Michael Bogey
Joseph Brandon and Colleen Brandon Family Foundation
Bridgeport Elks 

Bridgeport Sound Tiger Booster Club 
Joyce Capozziello  
Catamount Marketing/ Vazzano's      
Pilar Ciravolo 
George and Katie Coleman  
John Coleman - Trumbull High 
Connecticut Community Bank
DAR, Drum Hill Chapter

Daughters of 1812 - Betty Oderwald
Louis and Shirley Degennaro  
Scott Digris and Theresa Covaleski   
Lori Dion and Family 
Dolphin Cove Quay   
Paul Eaton 
Fairfield Rotary Club, Inc.   
Federated Woman's Club of Glastonbury  
Debbie Fink 
Foran High School    
Frontier Communications / Howard Coling  
Richard and Cynthia Goldrick  
Ann Maynard Gray   
Great Clips   
Greenwich High School - Heroes Club
Judith Grosso
Martin Anne Hamar
Hamden Woman's Club

Michael Hasselbacher
Joshua and Christine Hawks-Ladds

Mark Hirschbeck 
Richard Hock
Christine Hoffner
Thomas Holodnak and Joan Card

Home Depot (Fairfield and regional) 
Housatonic Community College

Stephen and Rebecca Hudspeth
Jessica Karjanis

Keller Williams Realty 
Knights of Columbus Council 14360
Louis and Donna Lacivita 
Dee and Justin Lippman
Cynthia Locascio
John and Patricia MacDonald
Masuk High School - Marc McDonough
Richard McKnight
Edith Milo
Jan and Yvonne Miska
Sarah Mitchell and Larry Ash
Antoinette Mollica
Hunter Muller / HMG Strategy
Frank Musso III

Mutual Security Credit Union
Jeff Namian
National Charity League "Nutmeg"
 Rosemarie Hooker
Big Red Nemergut 
New Castle Hotels 
North End Middle School Student Activities
Notre Dame High School - Jess Medoff
Harold and Lorraine Panciera
Gilman Perkins
Lee and Maria Piro
Frank Pisanelli
 CT Law Enforcement VFW Stratford 10273
Michael Pisani and Michele August
Quinnipiac Medical Students
Colette Read
Redeemed Christian Church of God
James and Joanne Rollins
Chip and Deborah Rubenstein
Senior Center - West Harrison, NY
Southern Connecticut Insurance Professionals
Southport Congregational Church

Spadaccino Realty LLC
Anthony Spinola
St. Andrew's Social Concerns Committee 
Sterling House
SUNY Maritime Men's Lacrosse Team
Dawn Svendsen
Tashua School
TD Bank
TD Charitable Foundation
Nancy Thorne
Lynne Todisco
William Tommins
Transition CT
Christel Truglia 

Michele Turk
Turner Construction
Valley Boys 
Valley Girls

Ventus Global Network  Solutions            
VFW Auziliary Post 399

Jeanette Vojt Zbray
Atty Mark Wawer
Brad and Dorothy Williams 
Wilson Insurance Agency
Wilton Agency
Wilton Re
The WorkPlace
Donald and Catherine Zalucky
Robert and Nancy Zapletal

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Donna Anderson IMO Patricia J. Anderson IHO Mike Jacabacie

Gail and Anthony Camilleri IMO Jomes Popick IHO Daniel Camilleri

Joyce Comer IMO Bernard Comer

Ida Correia IMO Adriana Corria Jr.

Judith Crafa IMO Armand Crafa

Joanne Foodim and Robert Forbes IHO Laurie Harkness

James and Kathleen Gorman IHO Mike Dolan

Joel and Virginia Giuffre IHO Roland Picard

S. Kidd IMO Lt. William Kidd

Florence Moran Kokoruda IHO Steve and Jack

Lady Macalpine Lodge #70/Daughters of Scotia IHO FS: FH

Mary Ellen Lesniewski IMO Richard Lesniewski

Phillip Modesti IHO USMC Birthday Nov 10, 1775
William Petit Jr. IHO William A. Petit Sr.

Sylvia Proudfoot and Lillian Elliot IMO Danny Romanello

Dorea Rolle IMO Ivonica Baker

John Thomson IMO Dan Romanello

Anita Valenti IMO Daniel Romanello

Kathleen Wauchope IHO Sgt. Calvin Lawrence Wauchope

Earl and Marie Willmott IMO Gregory Bitondo

Robert and Kathleen Wood IHO Marvin Goldsmith