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Published on August 1st, 2018 | by LedgerOnline


Jewish Federation of Western CT awards $10,000 grant to Susan B. Anthony Project

SOUTHBURY – The Jewish Federation of Western CT announced the award of a $10,000 grant to the Susan B. Anthony Project (SBAP) in Torrington. The Endowment awards discretionary grants to local and Israeli charities several times per year to strengthen Jewish life, build community and address pressing social service needs for all community members in western Connecticut. Twenty-seven grand awards totaling close to $375,000 were distributed this past year by the Endowment of the Jewish Federation of Western CT in addition to funding for camperships and scholarships.

The SBAP grant will be directed to the Community Education program for the development of presentations and programs for children ages 3 – 18, focusing on personal safety, domestic violence prevention, healthy relationships and more. Programs will directly benefit 4,000 students living in and attending schools and camp programs in 20 communities of northwestern Connecticut. The funds will also be used to educate parents and teachers on the growing problem of domestic minor sex trafficking in this catchment area.

“We are pleased to support educational programs such as these that protect Connecticut’s children from the insidious problem of human trafficking,” said Grants and Allocations Chair Roy S. Walzer.

“The Jewish Federation of Western CT applauds the efforts of the Susan B. Anthony Project to carry out prevention programs to protect our youth from this emerging problem,” said Jade Stoltz, the Federation’s executive director. “This critical outreach to parents and teachers is necessary to prevent youngsters from being groomed for the sex trafficking trade. Our organization is fully committed to protecting all members of our community and keeping them safe.”

CAP: Community leaders gathered for the presentation of a Jewish Federation of Western CT grant award to the Susan B. Anthony Program, (l to r): Lois Shafir, SBAP board member; Jade Stoltz, Federation executive director; Jeanne Fusco, executive director SBAP; Roy Walzer, VP, Jewish Federation of Western CT Board of Directors; Gail Manna, manager, Community Outreach, Education and Special Projects, SBAP.

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