In April and May of every year, Liberty Bank sets aside $100 for each mortgage application taken. At the end of that period, voila! Collected funds are transformed into donations to nonprofit housing organizations working to conquer homelessness in our state.
As of 2017, the total donated through the 23-year-old program rose to almost $549,000.
“As new homebuyers celebrate a milestone in their lives and current homeowners refinance, they’re also holding out a helping hand to someone with no home at all. A very satisfying ‘pay it forward’ moment,” said Shirley Theriault, Senior Vice President of Liberty Bank’s Retail Lending group.
Giving Circle funds for 2018 will be divided among the following nonprofit organizations:
- Bristol Homeless Shelter, operated by St. Vincent DePaul Mission of Bristol, Inc.
- Friendship Service Center, New Britain
- Prudence Crandall Center, New Britain
- Salvation Army Shelter, New Britain
- The Eddy Center, operated by The Connection, Inc., Middletown
- Middlesex Family Shelter, operated by Columbus House, Middletown
- New Horizons Domestic Violence Shelter, operated by Community Health Center, Middletown
New Haven County:
- Christian Community Action, New Haven
- Columbus House, New Haven
- Emergency Shelter Management Services, New Haven
- Liberty Community Services, New Haven
- New Reach, Inc., New Haven
- Safe Haven of Greater Waterbury
- Salvation Army Emergency Shelter for Families, Waterbury
- Shelter Now, operated by New Opportunities, Inc., Meriden
- St. Vincent DePaul Mission of Waterbury
- Umbrella Center for Domestic Violence Services, Ansonia
- Wallingford Emergency Shelter, Wallingford
Greater New London:
- Always Home (previously Mystic Area Shelter & Hospitality)
- Covenant Shelter of New London
- New London Homeless Hospitality Center
- Safe Futures, New London
- Bethsaida Community
- Martin House
- Thames River Family Program, operated by Thames River Community Service
- Holy Family Home & Shelter
- Windham No-Freeze Hospitality Center