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  • Second Annual Charlottes's Litter Therapy/Comfort Dog Walk-A-Thon Celebrated

    WEST HAVEN — The second annual Charlotte’s Litter Therapy/Comfort Dog Walk-A-Thon had more than 200 registered walkers and about 40 therapy dogs with handlers participate on Saturday, October 18, at Sea Bluff Beach.

  • Newtown Kindness To Host Second Annual Therapy/Comfort Dog Walk-A-Thon This Weekend

    WEST HAVEN — Newtown Kindness is set to host its second annual Therapy/Comfort Dog Walk-A-Thon this Saturday, October 18, at Sea Bluff Beach from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm to celebrate the first year of the Charlotte’s Litter program.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    I have been worrying my whiskers off over the news coming out of Liberia. I hope you join me in sending silent purrs and good thoughts toward our friends outside of Monrovia. The building project for the New Life Christian Academy, funded by Reed Intermediate School Pushcart Warriors and an anonymous West Coast couple, is still suspended, and all schools are closed for the time being due to the Ebola outbreak.

  • Newtown Kindness Announces Second Annual Therapy/Comfort Dog Walk-A-Thon

    WEST HAVEN — Newtown Kindness will host its second annual Therapy/Comfort Dog Walk-a-thon, Saturday, October 18, from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm, at Sea Bluff Beach in West Haven. It will take place near the Where Angels Play playground that was built to honor Charlotte, near the intersection of Captain Thomas Boulevard and Ocean Avenue.

    The event will celebrate the first year program results of the multi-faceted Charlotte’s Litter Program in recognition of the benefits of therapy and comfort dogs.

  • Sharing Lemonade Stands Geared To ‘Giftivism’ For The Sake of Kindness

    Members of Newtown Kindness, a nonprofit group that formed to honor the memory of one of the children who died 12/14, is spreading the spirit of “giftivism.”

    A group of Newtown Kindness members gathered on Saturday, June 28, at Sand Hill Plaza in Botsford to distribute free lemonade-making kits to children who will make lemonade and then give it away.

  • Start Summer With Kindness: Charlotte’s Lemonade Stand Starter Kits Available Saturday

    As the summer heats up, lemonade stands will begin sprouting in neighborhoods.

    While some kids are using lemonade stands for some extra change, Newtown Kindness, a non-profit organization whose goal is to foster kindness in children, has created a lemonade stand revolution with a catch: the kids who are doling out the sweet drinks are not asking for any money. They are simply performing a random act of kindness in hopes that their visitors will pass it on to somebody else.

  • March 7: Fairfield County Giving Day Offers Financial Support, Incentives For Non-Profits

    UPDATE: This story has been updated to include Ben’s Bells Newtown and The Resiliency Center of Newtown, which will also benefit from Fairfield County Giving Day.  The story has also been updated to indicate the correct number of Newtown-based groups that will benefit from the 24 hours of online donations.

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    Every hour of March 7 could prove to be beneficial for area non-profits.

  • Newtown Kindness Gives 44 Awards In Memory Of Charlotte Bacon

    Although it was only the second time that it had staged an awards ceremony, Newtown Kindness brought together several hundred people at Edmond Town Hall on the night of Saturday, February 22, to honor the memory of Charlotte Bacon, one of the first-graders who died in the 12/14 Sandy Hook School shooting incident.

    On the day that would have been Charlotte’s eighth birthday, Newtown Kindness provided several dozen Charlotte Bacon Acts of Kindness Awards to children from across the US and Canada for performing acts of kindness.

  • Music Is Kind: A Benefit For Newtown Kindness

    A concert at Edmond Town Hall on Friday, January 10, will double as a fundraiser for Newtown Kindness.

    Performers will include Jen Durkin & Friends, The Native Heads, Union Rail, Three Legged Dog, Traveling Fools, Jen Ackerly, Julia D’Amato and Dave Oberacker. The event will begin at 7 pm.

    The evening will also include an art show featured works by Liz Mullins, with complimentary Italian desserts served from 7 to 7:30 pm, and beer and wine also served.

  • Charlotte’s Litter Unleashes Kindness From Newtown

    Newtown Kindness hosted its first Therapy/Comfort Dog Walk-A-Thon on Saturday, November 2, to launch and raise money for its “Charlotte’s Litter” Program to recognize the benefits of therapy and comfort dogs.

    Newtown Kindness is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded after the tragedy at Sandy Hook School in an effort to encourage, facilitate, and recognize the value of kindness, according to the organization.