When folks think of the Yankee Fair and Barn Sale at the Brookfield Congregational Church, they think about getting a bargain, eating tasty treats and finding Christmas presents. They may not realize that a majority of what they spend is donated to local charitable organizations.
This year’s recipients will be ”Ann’s Place, The Home of I Can”, the “Regional Hospice and Home Care of Western Connecticut”, and the Congregational Church’s own “Refugee Resettlement” program.
We selected Ann’s Place and Regional Hospice because we wanted to honor the many members and friends of our church who have struggled with, or lost their battles to, cancer. There isn’t one person we know that has not been affected by this disease, and for them we want to remember and aid these organizations.
Ann’s Place is located in Danbury and provides comfort and support to people living with cancer and to their loved ones. They run programs for families, children, women and men. Fair funds will help them continue to offer these necessary programs to those in need.
The Regional Hospice and Home Care is also a local entity. Fair funds will help them continue to provide care, comfort and compassion to families as their loved ones face advanced illness. In the spring of 2013 they plan to break ground to build a hospice home in Danbury and our gifts will help achieve that goal.
The Congregational Church works in conjunction with IRIS (Integrated Refugee and Immigration Services) on our Refugee Resettlement Program. We provide housing and assistance to a refugee family to get their feet on the ground in the United States. Fair fund will continue to provide annual support to this important mission.
So, as you shop on Saturday, 10/13 remember that every purchase you make is helping the community you live in. We are happy you come to shop and enjoy the fun. Many others will be touched by your visit.
The church's annual Yankee Fair and Barn Sale is Saturday, Oct. 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with the barn opening at 8 a.m. for some great bargains. Admission and parking for the Yankee Fair are free.
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