Branford is a wonderful and diverse community; we have great wealth and considerable poverty. Much of the poverty is new, a result of ongoing economic conditions. The growing number of individuals and families who are unable to provide their own basic needs has risen alarmingly. Branford Cares is a community-wide response to those needs.
Branford is fortunate to have social service agencies to provide assistance, but the economic downturn has caused demand to exceed the resources and much stress has been added to the system.
The Branford community is known for its’ compassion and that is what is needed right now. Branford Cares is the way we can make a difference, have fun, help our neighbors and strengthen our community through selfless acts of generosity. If every person commits themselves to the goal that no child goes to bed hungry, no senior shivers from the cold, and no family loses its home, we will indeed sustain a vibrant community for all.
2012 was Branford Cares inaugural year. We made it a great one! We learned from the experience, and we’ll do even better in successive years. Please join us!