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Connecticut Convention Center Associates Make Donations to Local Charities
The Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford recently made significant contributions to two local Hartford charitable organizations. At a luncheon held at the center, checks for $1,000 each were presented to representatives from The Open Hearth, a temporary residential community environment serving homeless men in Greater Hartford, and Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity, a local non-profit housing organization. The charities had been chosen by the associates of the Convention Center to receive a portion of the funds raised to date for the Waterford Group Charitable Foundation.
“The team at the Connecticut Convention Center is proud to support both Open Hearth and Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity and their commitment to the health and well-being of our Hartford County residents,” commented Mike Costelli, General Manager for the Convention Center. “The services they provide to the people in our community make them invaluable organizations to the city.”
About the Connecticut Convention Center
The Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford is the state’s premier meeting venue and the largest full-service convention facility between New York and Boston. Overlooking the beautiful Connecticut River, it features 140,000 square feet of exhibition space, a 40,000-square-foot ballroom and 25,000 square feet of meeting space, as well as ample sheltered parking. The facility is served by more than 6,500 local area hotel rooms, including the 22-story Marriott Hartford Downtown, adjacent to the Convention Center. The venue is professionally managed for the State of Connecticut by Waterford Venue Services, an affiliate of Waterford Hotel Group. For more information, please visit www.ctconventions.com.
About The Open Hearth
The Open Hearth does not save homeless men, but gives them the tools to affect their own deliverance. As a recovery and work-based transitional residence, our men have been helped for more than 127 years, to resume and succeed in the lives they had lost to addiction, homelessness, and incarceration. At the same time Mark Twain was strolling the streets of Hartford, the Open Hearth had already begun its initial work of assisting men with a welcoming respite from the streets. For more information, visit www.theopenhearth.org.
About Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity
Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope. Habitat for Humanity Hartford is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all. For more information, visit www.hartfordhabitat.org.
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