Gifts of Love Celebrates 25 Years - Help Us Make a Difference
Located in Avon, Connecticut, Gifts of Love is committed to providing basic need services to individuals and families throughout Greater Hartford who are experiencing a financial crisis. Born out of a small group of individuals who began delivering food to their at-need neighbors 25 years ago, Gifts of Love has grown into a thriving agency that fundamentally believes by families helping families and neighbors helping neighbors, we can change lives and promote kindness in our communities.
In 2013, Gifts of Love and Community Farm of Simsbury merged. The two organizations had been working closely together for several years to grow and harvest organic produce for local food pantries, including Gifts of Love's. This merge will strengthen both organizations and enable us to fulfill our vision of serving our neighbors in need.
Gifts of Love and Community Farm of Simsbury work closely with individuals, civic groups, corporations, foundations and schools to fulfill its mission. We are always seeking to establish new connections and partnerships. We invite you to support Gifts of Love and Community Farm of Simsbury by:
- Making a Financial Contribution: Gifts of Love seeks financial support from individuals, civic groups, corporations and foundations to support our programs and services. To make a contribution, please visit our secure online form.
- Attend an Upcoming Event. Gifts of Love and Community Farm of Simsbury will be hosting two farm to table dinners this summer. Held at the Farm, guests will enjoy a four-course dinner featuring organically-grown, farm-fresh produce with wine pairings. Wednesday, July 23 (rain date Thursday, July, 24) will feature owner and chef of Millwright's Restaurant Tyler Anderson, and Wednesday, August 20 (rain date Thursday, August 21) will feature owner and chef of Metro Bis Restaurant Chris Prosperi.
Gifts of Love will also be hosting its 25th Anniversary Gala on Saturday, November 1 at the Golf Club of Avon. This celebratory event will include cocktails, hors-d'oeuvres, dinner, music, and silent and live auctions. To learn more about these and other upcoming events, visit Drives and Events.
- Making an In-kind Contribution: As part of our Basic Needs Program, Gifts of Love accepts a variety of in-kind donations, including food, baby items, seasonal clothing, linens, blankets, dishes, towels, pots, pans and small appliances all of which can contribute to clients becoming self sufficient. Please consider making an in-kind donation.
- Becoming a Volunteer: Volunteers are the lifeblood of our agency and perform essential functions. Staff will work with you to assess your skills, interests and availabilty to ensure you are volunteering in a position that meets your needs and fulfills your desire to help in the community. Learn more about how you can get involved.
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