We are thrilled to announce our 2023-2024 grant recipients, Journey Home, Inc. and The Diaper Bank of Connecticut, Inc.
Journey Home’s mission is to accelerate progress toward ending homelessness in the Greater Hartford region. The Junior League of Hartford will be supporting the Hand Up Program, which fills a gap of providing furniture to people who have experienced homelessness and are now furnishing their apartments. Our volunteers look forward to helping with organizing the warehouse for clients’ shopping and making furniture deliveries.
The Diaper Bank of Connecticut provides basic health needs including diapers, period supplies, and incontinence products to those in need throughout Connecticut, as these basic human needs are not being met for many families living in poverty. They have distributed more than 33 million free diapers to date, and our volunteers look forward to joining the distribution effort and serving as regional ambassadors in Hartford.
Both of these partnerships will allow us to create meaningful community impact and meet our members where they are with opportunities that align closely to our mission and our members’ interests. We are also excited that these partnerships will provide us with an opportunity to create our own tailored projects that will provide lasting impact and positive member experiences.