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Drug Take Back Day – Milford Prevention Council on October 27, 2018

Date: October 27, 2018

Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Location: Milford Senior Center

9 Jepson Drive

Milford, CT 06460

Please join the Milford Prevention Council on October 27th and support their efforts to turn in used or expired medication for safe disposal.

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United Way sets goal at $825,000

Local celebrities from Quinnipiac University helped the United Way of Milford kick off its annual fund-raising campaign Sept. 26 at Subway World Headquarters.

Brian Smith of Milford, host of WQUN’s The Brian Smith Afternoon Show, is the 2018 campaign chairman. The speaker was Tricia Fabbri, Quinnipiac University women’s basketball head coach.

Gary Johnson, president of the United Way of Milford, was the emcee of the event.

Smith said that Johnson asked him several months ago to be the campaign chairman, but he said “no” because he was too busy with his new job at WQUN. Smith said Johnson asked him to think over the offer, and then invited him to the United Way office to discuss the request.

For more, please visit the Milford Mirror

Beth-El 7th Annual Milford 5K Trick or Trot Run/Walk on Saturday, October 27, 2018

To Benefit the Beth-El Center of Milford

Date: October 27, 2018

Location: Lisman Landing
37 Helwig Street
Milford, CT 06460

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.

Kids FUN RUN begins at 8:45 a.m.

  • Wear your favorite Halloween costume, form a team
  • Best costume prize
  • Breakfast after race
  • Music by the Elwoods
  • Awards to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place male and female winners by age group

Registration:

  • $27.oo pre-registration fee receives a race number and t-shirt
  • $30.00 fee for same day registration
  •  Please make checks payable to: Milford Trick or Trot  P.O. Box 427  Milford, CT 06460
  • Click HERE to register online
  • Questions? Send an e-mail to info@milfordtrickortrot.com

De Maio Garden Club – Stuffed 70 new backpacks with school supplies for Milford families!

The senior residents of De Maio Gardens finished their 3rd Annual “Help The Kids” Program. The residents wanted to assist those families who are struggling to provide their children with school supplies.

The “Help the Kids” program was not only supported by the De Maio Garden residents but also by their extended families and friends. In fact, they received support from the Wildermere Beach Congregational Church of Milford.

The group completely filled 70 new back packs with school supplies and donated additional supplies to the United Way of Milford and the Salvation Army Service Unit Backpack program.

The 2018 “Help the Kids” project surpassed both the 2016 and 2017 programs.

A tremendous amount of gratitude goes out to all who participated.

 

 

 

Milford Diaper Bank – A Cause You Can Get Behind

The Milford Diaper Bank was established to keep local babies healthy and happy by providing access to diapers for families in need and promoting partner agency programs to improve health and self-sufficiency in our community.

One in three families struggle with diaper needs; on average a child can go through 10 to 14 diapers a day and spend an average of $100 a month on diapers. The two programs that assist low income households are the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (S.N.A.P.) and Women, Infants and Children (W.I.C.) do not cover the cost of diapers, leaving vulnerable parents with few places to turn.

Child care centers require parents to provide a day supply of disposable diapers. Many parents cannot go to work or school to further provide for their families if they cannot leave their children at daycare.

To schedule an appointment, please contact TEAM at (203) 878-9153. You can also contact the Department of Human Services at (203) 783-3253.

Good Child Development Center Presents Their 2nd Annual Jamboree on October 13, 2018

Date: October 13, 2018

Time: From 11:00 to 4:00

Location: Good Child Development Center
170 Old Point Road
Milford, CT 06460

This family-friendly event is open to the community!

Tickets will be sold for:

  • Bounce House
  • Face painting
  • Finger painting
  • Color sand in bottles
  • Henna
  • Pumpkin Painting
  • Storytelling
  • Used Book Sale

Good Child will be selling their New Logo T-Shirt.

The Good Child Development classrooms are making up theme baskets to raffle off and planning other fun activities for adults and children of all ages. Good Child Development Center is inviting their families and asking that you bring friends too. All are invited!

If you have any questions call 203-874-8232 or click HERE for more information.

Folks on Spokes and Step Forward Memorial Walk – Sunday September 16, 2018

Folks on Spokes

Participate in Folks on Spokes 2018 and ride for mental health! Cyclists of all levels can enjoy the scenic, mapped routes around the Connecticut shoreline while supporting mental wellness and addiction in our community.

Distances are 5, 10, 20 and 40 miles or any combination of these routes for a longer ride. The rest stops along the route offer water, fruit and snack bars. Restroom facilities are also available at several points along the ride.

All riders must wear a bicycle helmet and follow safe cycling practices throughout their ride.

Step Forward Memorial Walk

Bridges Healthcare’s Step Forward Memorial Walk 2018 (formerly Suicide Awareness Walk) is a commemorative event scheduled for Sunday, September 16th 2018 at Fowler Field in Milford.

The Walk honors the tragic end to lives lost to addiction, overdose, suicide or other mental health related issues.

The ceremony (which begins at 9:45 a.m.) and 5K walk (10:00 a.m.) supports survivors and it allows them to pay tribute to their lost loved ones.

Step Forward Memorial Walk offers understanding and compassion to those who may feel isolated in their grief.

For more information on these events please, please visit Bridges Healthcare official  page by clicking HERE.

Rape Crisis Center of Milford accepting applications to be a certified sexual assault crisis advocate/counselor

DO YOU WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

Volunteer as A Certified Sexual Assault Crisis Advocate/Counselor

 Our mission is to eliminate violence and sexual assault through education and prevention, and to empower victims to regain control of their lives.

 The Rape Crisis Center of Milford, member center of The Alliance to End Sexual Violence, is a non-profit service organization established in 1974. Our volunteers cover a 24/7 crisis hotline. Our center serves the areas of; Ansonia, Derby, Milford, Orange, Seymour, Shelton & West Haven.

The Center is now accepting applications for the upcoming training to be a certified sexual assault crisis advocate/counselor pursuant to CT State Statute 52-146(k). The 40-hour curriculum includes training and information on/in sexual assault/violence, crisis intervention and counseling, cultural competency, police processes, forensic evidence collection, mandated reporting, counselor/advocate procedures, court process & Connecticut Sexual Assault Statutes.

Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age, have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation. You must be willing to sign a confidentiality agreement upon acceptance into the program. No previous counseling experience required.

Bi-lingual volunteers are strongly encouraged to apply! 

Volunteers are asked to pay a $50.00 fee to cover costs of all training materials.

The RCC of Milford Volunteer Training run one to two days per week in the evening beginning in the Fall 2018. Trainings will be held on Monday’s and Wednesday’s from 5:30-8:30 PM.

The first night of training is scheduled for Wednesday September 12th and is set to conclude on Wednesday November 7th.

For additional information or volunteer applications please contact:

203-874-8712 (M-F 7:30 AM-5:00 PM) and ask to speak with or email

Melissa Jennings, College Advocate – melissa@rapecrisiscenterofmilford.org

Stephanie Chandler, Adult Advocate- stephanie@rapecrisiscenterofmilford.org

 Applications will not be accepted after August 24, 2018

The interview process will begin as soon as your application is received and reviewed.

For more information about The Rape Crisis Center of Milford visit: www.rapecrisiscenterofmilford.org

 

 

 

 

Brian Smith to Chair 2018 United Way of Milford Campaign

The United Way of Milford is pleased to announce radio host Brian Smith as the 2018 Campaign Chair and Jonathan Law and Foran students Cora Sula & Trevanna Kandrach as Campaign Co-Chairs. The 2018 Campaign Kickoff will be held at Subway World Headquarters at a soon to be determined date.

Smith is the host of WQUN’s The Brian Smith Afternoon Show and former co-host of The Smith and Barber Morning Show. A graduate of Jonathan Law High School, Smith has deep roots and direct ties to the Milford Community dating back to the City’s earliest founders.

Co-Chair Cora Sula will be a senior at Jonathan Law High School this year and is a member of the National Honor Society. Model U.N. Treasurer, Science Club Secretary, member of the Key Club, Forever Friends and is in the top 6 in her class. Trevanna Kandrach will be a junior at Foran High School this year and is a member of the Natural Helpers, Interact Club, Key Club, Bracelets for a Cause, Gender Sexuality Alliance, CT Voice and is on the honor roll.

“Serving as the United Way Campaign chair is a tremendous honor,” said Smith upon taking on the role. “The work the United Way and their partner agencies do for children, families and seniors in Milford is important in keeping our community’s and neighbors strong, healthy and thriving and is vital to so many of those in our community.”

In 2017, the Annual United Way Campaign raised over $813,699 to support its 20 Partner Agencies. The 2018 Campaign Chairs will focus on fundraising efforts for the campaign, beginning with the 17th Annual Golf Classic, “Golf For A Cause”, a major fundraiser for United Way on September 21st.

“We hope to expand our base of support by engaging more members of our community who will donate their money, time and voice to these important initiatives,” said United Way of Milford President Gary Johnson.

The United Way of Milford fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in our community. A complete list of the Community Partners and the services they provide can be found online at www.unitedwayofmilford.org.

5th Annual Superhero 5K & Family Day September 23

Milford Prevention Council & Woodruff Family YMCA proudly present:

5th Annual Superhero 5K & Family FunDay
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2018
9am-12pm (onsite registration opens 8am)
Woodruff Family YMCA, Milford, CT

Family-friendly fun for heroes of all ages!Registration is open!
http://www.lightboxreg.com/superhero-5k_2018

NEW FAMILY FUN THIS YEAR … Food trucks, Touch-A-Truck, Kids Color Toss Obstacle Course & MORE! 

Obstacle Course, Bounce Houses, Face Painting, Costume Parade & Contest, Chip Timing & Results, Raffles/Silent Auction, Color Toss Race, SUPERHEROES: Firefighters, Police Officers, Comic Book Heroes & MUCH MORE!

ENTRY FEES:
5K Early Bird (register by 9/7):
$25 per person (ADULT 18 and over)
$15 per person (CHILD 17 and younger)
$65 Family Rate (Family = 2 adult/2 child ONLY)

5K General (after 9/7 & Day Of)
$30 per person (ADULT 18 and over)
$20 per person (CHILD 17 and younger)
$80 Family Rate (Family = 2 adult/2 child ONLY)

Children 4 & under are FREE for 5K participation                                                             

NEW Kids Color Toss Obstacle Course Fee = $5/child (all ages)

For more information about this event, please visit the official Milford Prevention Council’s event page by clicking HERE.

 

Walnut Beach Ice Cream Run Sunday August 5 Benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of Milford

The Walnut Beach Ice Cream Run has become a staple in the community for over 10 years. Every year, 400+ runners line up at the starting line at the Walnut Beach Pavilion waiting to see who will take home the coveted Ice Cream Bowl Trophy. While not everyone wins the Ice Cream Bowl, all of the runners leave with a smile on their face knowing they will receive a free ice cream from the always delicious Walnut Beach Creamery.

Race Details:

  • $25 pre-registration – $30 day of.
  • Free Kids Race starting at 8 a.m.
  • The Race begins and ends at Walnut Beach-113 Broadway Milford, CT at 8:30 a.m.
  • Day of Registration begins at 7 a.m.
  • Pre-Registered Runners can pick up their bibs and t-shirts starting at 7 a.m. day of the race
  • If you have a child that is interested in taking part in the kids race. There is no registration or fee for the kids race. We will begin gathering the kids around 7:45. Do some quick stretching and start the race at 8 a.m. The kids will run down Broadway and turnaround finishing where they started. All children will receive a small medal!
  • The 5k will start at 8:30 a.m. We will begin lining runners up as soon as the kids race has completed.
  • We are anticipating a great turnout. Please give yourself enough time to get your bib and t-shirt.
  • The raffle will begin around 9:30 a.m. and Awards will take place immediately after.
  • Please remember this event is for the Boys & Girls Club and as always good sportsmanship is expected by all participants.

For more information about this event and to register, please visit the official Boys & Girls Club of Milford’s event page by clicking HERE.