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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:

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  • Organize distributions of grocery store gift cards and rental assistance to families struggling with unemployment. 
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  • 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. 

Grab and Go
  • 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. 

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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

Robert & Ardis James Foundation

Kevin & Sally MacGuire

José Luis & Sarah Zepeda

Platinum Sponsor $5,000 - $9,999


Susan & William Adamsen

Sonia Alcantarilla-Medina & Marcelo Gigliani

Jane Carlin & Ben Gifford

Maryann Kann

Mayor David Martin

Jill & Miguel Patricio

Mary Sommer & Jay Sandak

Hon. Terrie & Jay Wood

Gold Sponsor $2,500-$4,999

Hispanic Federation

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

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Anka Badurina & Roberto Sobrino

Amy & Aldo Cabrera

Eilish Collins Main

George Cooke

Mark & Angeles Dam

Holly & Noah Lapine

Richard Lawrence & Laura Leach

Will & Nury Malpica

Meredith & Eric Reuben

Everett & Sally Schenk

Chrome Sponsor - $500-$1249

Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLP

Jude Coard, Partner, Citrin Cooperman Advisors LLC / Berdon Advisors LLC

Cove Point Properties

Mike & Sally Harris

Donna & Jim Lutton

Carolina & Dan McGoey

Morgan & Betsy Mitchell

Susan S. Mirza

Tony & Caroline Murray

Cathy & Rich Ostuw

Law Offices of Douglas R. Penn LLC

Cynthia & John Keith Russell

David Smith & Sonya Singh-Smith

Hobie & Nancy Truesdell

Ellen Williams & Andrew Schultz

The Wood Group at Morgan Stanley

Bronze Sponsor - $250-$499

Calin Atanasiu

Connecticut Institute for Refugees and Immigrants 

Eastern Land Management

Chris Farrugio

Barbara Karis & Bill Downey

Adele McDowell

Carla Tabossi Zugman

Kathleen & Michael Walsh

Building One Community is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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