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Fund hopes to provide athletic prosthetics for Boston victims

With new information coming to light about the bombings at the Boston Marathon, people in Connecticut and around the country are searching for ways to help the many victims who are still recovering...

Glastonbury High School junior gives back in many ways

Jeffrey Joyce, a junior at Glastonbury High School, has dedicated his life to serving others ever since his brother Kenneth was tragically killed in a skiing accident in February of 2008...

Look out for ‘2 Moms on a Mission’

Raising money to help others takes on many forms, from spaghetti dinners to walkathons, auctions and dance parties...

Couple recognized by ShelterBox

It’s been almost eight years since Peter and Susan Klock of East Hartford wrote their first checks for what was then a small disaster relief group in the UK town of Cornwall known as Shelterb...

High school volunteers make Autism Families CONNECTicut a success

For children on the autism spectrum and for the families that care for them, finding activities can be a challenge...

Volunteer Suzanne Zinnkosko: giving books a long life

Suzanne Zinnkosko's voice gets animated when she talks about The Friends of the Killingly Public Library...

Volunteer makes happy noise for Matulitis Nursing Home

Joan Lebkuchner handed out song books in a crowded community room at Matulitis Nursing Home on April 18...

Fresh Air Fund seeking host families in Norwich area

Each summer the Fresh Air Fund helps disadvantaged kids from New York City enjoy the simple pleasures of country life through summer visits to small towns and rural areas throughout the northeast...

Covenant Soup Kitchen receives support from volunteers and Breadbox Folk Music series

At 4 p.m. on a gorgeous March 30 afternoon, several people were already waiting outside the Covenant Soup Kitchen on Valley St. in Willimantic...

Habitat for Humanity volunteer Tonya Brock likes putting families in homes

When Habitat for Humanity of Northeastern Connecticut was looking for a family to build a house for years ago, they held an open house at the Quinebaug Valley Community College...

Volunteer Jackie Engblom feels at home at Pierce Memorial

Jackie Engblom has been volunteering at Pierce Memorial Baptist Home in Brooklyn for five years. She knows the place by heart, but not just because of her volunteer work...

Manchester Community Emergency Response Team looking for members offers free training session

In Manchester, the Community Emergency Response Team, or CERT, is looking for new members...

Kids First of Enfield teaches conflict-resolution and communication skills

The days when groups of kids from different neighborhoods or schools got together to play basketball or a game of tag may seem to be over, having fallen victim to bullying and intolerance, but one...

Heart of the Community: Interns have important role at Community Child Guidance Clinic, Inc.

From Marlborough to Stafford Springs, South Windsor to Columbia, families who have a child with psychological needs have a very important resource in Manchester...

Heart of the Community: South Windsor FISH providing transportation to seniors in need

When you are a senior citizen who is unable to drive yourself, an unexpected change in schedule can pose big problems...

Windsor Food and Fuel Bank supports community

As the chilly weather of March seems to have finally given way to the seasonable weather of April, just think back two months ago where temperatures hovered in the low 20s and winds made it unbeara...

Glastonbury Youth Services mentor gives back to program that helped him

For many children in the Welles Village section of Glastonbury, the most fun they regularly have is made possible by volunteers...

Suffield by the River volunteers embrace relationships

When people think about retirement and assisted living facilities, they often picture a monotonous and dreary place, but Suffield by the River is about as far from that stereotype as you can get -...

Cornerstone cook sees many benefits to volunteering

Helping others can often be a way to help oneself, according to one Vernon man who does just that...

Therapy horse-riding at Red-Tar helps local families

Wendy Tariff often says that if she could have one wish, it would be to find a million-dollar benefactor for the Red-Tar SpiritHorse Therapy Riding Center, the non-profit program in Stafford Spring...

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