A recent article in the West Hartford Patch said: "New data released by The Chronicle of Philanthropy put Connecticut at 45th when calculating the percentage of one's discretionary income that went to a charitable cause. State residents here give just 3.3 percent of their income to charity, which is still higher than the rest of New England but much lower than other states like Alabama, Tennessee and Mississippi."
The good news is that many local organizations do try to help feed the poor both locally and internationally. Examples are the in many locations in our state providing food and shelter. Outreach For Haiti which offers so many services to those people living without homes, food, health services education etc., in Haiti. Many people of all ages locally are suffering from disabilities like autism.
Yes, our economy is not doing well, but Connecticut residents should be doing more.
Examples of was to help out are take part in the 5th Annual 5k Run & Walk-a-thon Sept. 22nd at St. Elizabeth Seton Church in Rocky Hill. Hoof It For Haiti to benefit their twin parish, St Anne in Saintaard, Haiti. There are many ways you can support our 5th Hoof it for Haiti: Register to run or walk, Volunteer to help, Sign up as a sponsor or make a donation, Shop that day at the craft sale, Come meet Honorary Chairperson, Susan Campbell, Buy a mum displayed at the end of the 5K. Click Here To View 2011 5K!
Attend Mosaic in Connecticut's "Laugh Out Loud Comedy Night," Sept. 21 from 7-11 p.m. Join Mosaic at the Crowne Plaza Hotel at 100 Berlin Road in Cromwell, for a night of comedy for a great cause! Featuring professional comedians are Steve Guillmette, Mike Prior, Stacey Kendro and Mike Koutrobis! Proceeds raised at Laugh Out Loud Comedy Night will provide a life of possibilities for people with intellectual disabilities in Connecticut. Click to view the 2012: Laugh Out Loud poster
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