- Monday, February 9, 2015 at 9:50 am
In October 2013, Women Involved in Newtown (WIN) joined a special club: those who regularly provide items to FAITH Food Pantry. WIN members had long been encouraged to bring donations for the secular food pantry to meetings (the organization’s acronym stands for Food Assistance Immediate Temporary Help). During late summer/early autumn of 2013, WIN member Corey Kondas suggested the club set up an outreach project that would offer visitors to a popular location in the center of town the opportunity to also help the food pantry.
- Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Some of the local schools held food drives recently to collect items for Women Involved in Newtown’s (WIN) Thanksgiving Baskets campaign. WIN volunteers collected donations from the schools on Friday, November 21.
(Read more about WIN’s full Thanksgiving Baskets campaign here. )
- Monday, November 24, 2014
Quickly packing canned goods into boxes Friday, November 21 was Danielle Sampson, one of many Newtown High School students helping prepare packages for roughly 80 families in need before Thanksgiving.
Women Involved in Newtown (WIN) member Mandy Monaco oversaw assembly of food and goods packages readied for pick-up Friday at Newtown United Methodist Church hall. The many WIN-terns helped unload cars as more goods arrived, or made sure that each care package was filled.
- Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Nearly two dozen Newtown families still need help from the public as Thanksgiving and the rest of the holiday season approaches.
According to Women Involved in Newtown (WIN) member Many Monaco, who contacted The Newtown Bee on November 18, there are 20 families still up for “adoption” through the WIN Thanksgiving Basket program.
- Saturday, November 15, 2014
Help feed families in need through the Thanksgiving Basket Program, now in its 50th year.
Women Involved in Newtown (WIN) coordinates a program to feed families as identified by Newtown Social Services throughout the holiday season. WIN seeks individuals, organizations, and school groups to “adopt” each family and provide food, toiletries, and paper goods.
- Thursday, October 23, 2014
Women Involved in Newtown (WIN) is celebrating its 50th anniversary and is hosting a Family Friendly Fun Night on Friday, October 24, and all Newtown residents and surrounding towns are invited.
Members invite everyone to celebrate with them at Castle Hill Farm, at 25 Sugar Lane (off Route 302), from 7 to 10 pm.
Try to find your way through the nighttime seven-acre corn maze, take a hay ride through the corn and hay fields, stay warm around the bonfire, and have your face painted with glow-in-the dark paint.
- Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Women Involved in Newtown (WIN), is once again seeking help from the public in creating Easter baskets to distribute to children in need this Easter season. Donations of Easter candy, gently used or new stuffed animals, and Easter baskets of all sizes are needed.
Two high school youth groups, the WINterns and Leo Club, are assisting WIN this year.
- Monday, November 18, 2013
Newtown Lions Club member Dick Kovacs recently presented a check to Women Involved in Newtown (WIN) President Colette Ercole and Vice President Audrey Locorotondo (photo at right) to support the local group’s efforts.
WIN benefits Newtown all year around. The club’s November program, “Thanksgiving Baskets,” is a townwide event involving Newtown’s Department of Social Services, Girl Scouts, various churches and businesses, and individuals.
- Friday, November 8, 2013
Food items have already started piling up for the Newtown Middle School Student Council’s food drive to collect for the Women Involved in Newtown’s (WIN) yearly Thanksgiving Baskets campaign.
- Saturday, October 26, 2013
FAITH Food Pantry has relied on the kindness and support of Newtown residents and even a few businesses for more than three decades. The pantry, situated in the undercroft of St John’s Episcopal Church on Washington Avenue, earlier this year observed its 30th anniversary of providing food to residents who need a hand putting meals on their table.
In June, food pantry co-organizers report they were providing food for nearly 5,000 meals per week. Volunteers plan for three meals per day per family member.