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Therapy Session Sales Create ‘Generous’ Mental Health Month Donation



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NewSylum Brewing Company and Newtown Youth & Family Services (NYFS) recently concluded the second annual combined observance of May as Mental Health Awareness Month.

Readers were invited last month to patronize NewSylum Brewing, at 36 Keating Farms Avenue, where they could order one of the local brewery’s favorites, Therapy Session.

All month, any profits from the purchase of the hazy New England-style pale ale were earmarked for NYFS, a leading mental health and youth services agency that serves the greater Newtown area.

On June 15, NewSylum handed off the promised funds to NYFS Director of Development Julie Schmitter. All parties were very pleased with the fundraising effort, calling the results a “generous donation.”

NewSylum Founding Partners Dave Kingsley and Mark Tambascio spearheaded the fundraiser in 2022 to support the mental health efforts in the community.

Kingsley said since the inception of NewSylum, “we felt an obligation and a privilege to support local mental health services and NYFS does a great job.”

NYFS Executive Director Candice Bohr this past spring said, “partnerships with local businesses like NewSylum are very beneficial to promote awareness for our mission to help our youth and families reach their highest potential, and working with a business that prioritizes the health of its community adds further value to this important fundraiser.”

Newtown Youth and Family Services is the largest provider of youth support and mental health services in Newtown. It is committed to providing the greater Newtown community with high quality health and youth services that promote wellness and allow everyone to thrive. For more information visit newtownyouthandfamilyservices.org.

NewSylum Brewing Company, located within the Fairfield Hills campus, was established in 2020. Offering a wide selection of brewed-on-premises beers, NewSylum also offers a variety of wines, wood-fired pizza, pretzels, hot dogs, and charcuterie. There is also live music on Wednesdays and Saturdays. For more information visit newsylumbrewing.com.

NewSylum Brewing Company and Newtown Youth & Family Services recently partnered for the second annual fundraising effort in honor of Mental Health Month. From left during the check handoff on June 15 is NewSylum Manager and Founding Partner Mark Tambascio, NYFS Director of Development Julie Schmitt, NewSylum Founding Partner David Kingsley and Manager and Partner Mark Lennon. —Bee Photo, Hicks
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