The Great Give® is a 36-hr online giving event hosted by giveGreater.org and supported with matching and prize funds from The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven and the Valley Community Foundation. DESK is eligible to win thousands of dollars in grant prizes during the event.
Soup Night 2014 hosted by the Graduate Club was a wonderful night. This year was Executive Director’s 10th year at DESK and special recognition was given to the many long partnerships DESK has fostered over last ten years. The master of ceremonies for the event was Shawn Bodey, DESK Board member, who put brought his great humor to the evening.
Please visit the DESK Face Book page to see more photos of the evening and the many awardees.
Monday, March 24th DESK re opened its dining hall after several weeks of closure due to restoration of The Center Church Parish House.
As you can see it is beautiful. Thanks to The Center Church on the Green, the First Church of Christ in New Haven DESK;s host facility for the wonderful of DESK’s Dining Hall. Special thanks to Rick Wies of Gregg Wies and Gardner Architects and Leland Torrence of Leland Torrence Enterpises Inc. for amazing workmanship and design. Despite the slight time delay things went very smoothly thgroughout. Additional thanks to Luis Pagan, Business Manager, Center Church for his extra devotion to this project.
Guests love the new space. We now have ceiling fans, a new ceiling with new lighting, new heating and cooling system, a new paint job from top to bottom and numerous other fixes that the space sorely needed.
And a BIG THANKS to Meagan and Linda for serving in the cold since January along with numerous dedicated DESK volunteers!!
You Loose…We gain!!! Pound4Pound Campaign
During April, Get Healthy CT will provide opportunities for weight loss challenge participants to donate “Pound 4 Pound” to two local food pantries: Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen and FISH of Greater New Haven. That’s right, donate the weight you’ve lost in pounds of food to help others.
- Saturday, April 5 from 10 am to 1 pm on the New Haven Green as part of the Get Healthy CT 1st Annual Get Fit Day
- Sundays, April 13 or 27, at the Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen from 1 to 4 pm located at 311 Temple St. (left basement entrance) in New Haven. Click here for more details on Pound4Pound