Many of the hundreds of people we serve have been living paycheck to paycheck, with jobs such as cleaners, childcare providers, restaurant workers, and landscapers. Now their hours have been cut or, worse, their jobs are gone. Since many do not have personal savings and aren't able to navigate the city's social services without our help, they face a chaotic and stressful time. We won’t leave them stranded. We’re working around the clock to help our vulnerable community.
Please support their efforts and ours by donating to B1C’s COVID-19 RESPONSE FUND.
Your donation will allow us to continue operations through the end of the year
and will enable us to:
- Organize distributions of grocery store gift cards and rental assistance to families struggling with unemployment.
Connect English Language Learning students and teachers virtually and physically in small groups
Offer learning support for school-aged children and bridge the digital opportunity gap.
Advance immigration legal consultations by phone, video and safe in-person visits
Provide urgent case management for people without health insurance or a financial safety net.
Serve as a pickup site for partner-prepared Grab and Go meals for children who rely on school-provided food
Over the years, B1C has built up trust within the community; we have been immigrants’ go-to place in times of personal crisis. As this crisis hits everyone, they need us even more. We are responding. In the days ahead, as events unfold, B1C will continue to adapt to help immigrants thrive.
We are one community. We will not let them down, and with your help, we will continue to build one strong community for all.
Take good care of yourself – and others – during these tough times. Thank you for your support.
A special thanks to our early Benefit Breakfast supporters
Leadership Sponsor $20,000+
The Inisfad Foundation – Eleanor Riemer & Lawrence Cavanagh
Bruce & Linda Koe
Presenting Sponsors $15,000-$19,999
Sarita & Greg Hanley
The Walter Kann Foundation
Diamond Sponsor $10,000 - $14,999
Anne Downey & Ken Wiegand
José Luis & Sarah Zepeda
Platinum Sponsor $5,000 - $9,999
Susan & William Adamsen
Mayor David Martin
Jill & Miguel Patricio
The Hon. Terrie & Jay Wood
Gold Sponsor $2,500-$4,999
Cannell & Spears
Belle Horwitz & Jon Weiner
John Lane - In Memory of Hana
Mary Maarbjerg & Ginny Fox
Anne Celeste & Michael O'Rourke
Andrew Schau & Madeline Turci
Mirellise Vazquez & Thomas Birmingham
Silver Sponsor - $1,250-$2,499
Anka Badurina & Roberto Sobrino
Co-Create at GE Appliances
David & Andrea Cohen
Mark & Angeles Dam
Richard Lawrence & Laura Leach
Will & Nury Malpica
Meredith & Eric Reuben
Chrome Sponsor - $500-$1249
Jude Coard, Partner, Citrin Cooperman Advisors LLC / Berdon Advisors LLC
Mike & Sally Harris
Donna & Jim Lutton
Carolina & Dan McGoey
David Smith & Sonya Singh-Smith
Hobie & Nancy Truesdell
Ellen Williams & Andrew Schultz
Bronze Sponsor - $250-$499
Connecticut Institute for Refugees and Immigrants
Barbara Karis & Bill Downey
Kathleen & Michael Walsh