Posted on December 10, 2018 by admin
Despite being a very COLD morning ringing the bell for the Salvation Army, Rep. Fishbein was warmed by the good-natured conversation and heartfelt laughter shared with his new friend, Salvation Army caseworker Claudia Cano, from Meriden. She may have “out-belled” the lawmaker but the Salvation Army and their recipients are the true winners.
Thank you to the Salvation Army and Claudia for working hard on behalf of those who need a helping hand.
Posted on December 5, 2018 by admin
State Representative Craig Fishbein (R-90) is, once again, volunteering to raise money for local residents in need by collecting for the Salvation Army at the Wallingford Stop and Shop on Saturday, December 8, and the Cheshire Stop and Shop on Saturday, December 15.
When: Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 10:00– 11:00 a.m.
Where: Stop & Shop – 930 North Colony Rd. Wallingford, CT
When: Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 10:00– 12:00 p.m.
Where: Stop & Shop – 275 Highland Ave. Cheshire, CT
Rep. Fishbein welcomes all constituents to stop by the stores and help make the fundraising event a success! If you are unable to make it on December 8th or 15th you can also visit the Salvation Army’s website at www.salvationarmyusa.org to learn of other ways to do good this holiday season; for example, by donating cars, clothing, household goods, airline miles, bonds and stocks, or volunteering for the community.
As a group, the state Republican caucuses have raised more than $200,000 for the Salvation Army over the past several years. The Salvation Army responds to natural disasters such as wildfires and tornadoes, provides meals and toys to families in need, and conducts research and analyses regarding human needs around the country. They also provide adult rehabilitation, veteran services, elderly services, missing person searches, housing assistance, youth recreation, sponsorship, and support in the fight to end human trafficking.
Posted on September 21, 2018 by admin
State Representative Craig Fishbein donned an apron for an hour on Wednesday, September 19, and bagged groceries for charity at the Wallingford ShopRite.
ShopRite’s annual Partners in Caring Help Bag Hunger Day takes place on the third Wednesday of September to bring awareness to the issue of hunger in local communities. Elected officials and community leaders spend part of their day bagging groceries for customers, discussing hunger and working to increase awareness while Shop Rite accepts donations for local charities.
“Hunger and food instability affect every community in our state and country and I’m happy to lend a hand and bring awareness to these important issues locally,” Rep. Fishbein said. “I want to thank ShopRite for always being supportive of our community and allowing me to play a small role in their charitable giving campaigns.”
According to the company website, Shop Rite, with stores in six Northeast states, has donated more than $3 million annually to qualified charitable agencies, and $48 million to more than 2,100 charities since its inception in 1999. ShopRite Partners In Caring supports emergency food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, child care centers, battered women’s shelters, senior citizen programs, drug rehab centers, programs for the mentally and physically disabled, after-school programs and other organizations that aid those in need.
For more information please visit www.shopritepartnersincaring.org.