For Goodness Sake, a local nonprofit that provides donated furniture and household goods to individuals and families transitioning to independent living, appointed Donna Ptak to its board of directors last week.
Donna, a Bristol resident, has worked as a Senior Systems Analyst for United HealthCare for 19 years and has been involved in numerous local community service projects. She was a key committee member of the For Goodness Sake fundraising dinner, A Plate at the Table, in 2017, securing sponsors and donations for the event. Donna is also a committee member for the Main Street Foundation Women & Girls Fund and leads and assists in several community service projects, fundraising for Thrivent Financial, Bristol Special Olympics, Make a Wish CT, Brian’s Angels Homeless Outreach, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Autism Awareness, Protectors of Animals, Posners’ Possee, Titans FastPitch Softball Scholorship Fund, Challenged Athletes, and various BCHS Projects. In addition, she participates as a Culture Ambassador for United HealthCare.
Donna has been married 21 years to her husband, Patrick, and keeps busy with two high schoolers. Ana is adopted from Ukraine and plays high school sports. Jenna plays on the Eliminators Gold elite travel softball team and also participates in varsity softball and track.
Kendra Morales, President and Executive Director of For Goodness Sake, stated, “We are very excited to have Donna on the Board. Her experience with fundraising, which she demonstrated when she knocked the ball out of the park for our Plate at the Table fundraiser, makes her a very valuable part of our team and will help us to continue to grow and serve our clients. Along with her experience in fundraising, the fact that she is civic-minded and involved at the grassroots level in her community make her a great fit for us at For Goodness Sake.”
For Goodness Sake is a 100% volunteer-run, 501c3 nonprofit that partners with organizations to help people in Central Connecticut who are making the transition to independent living and are in need due to certain life situations. Clients include victims of domestic violence that are coming out of shelters, people moving into their first apartment from being on the streets, homeless veterans, and people that are homeless and in need of support for a variety of other reasons.
For Goodness Sake provides direct aid, such as furniture and household goods, making an empty space into a home. The organization accepts gently used furniture and household goods from the community and distributes them to people in need, serving families and individuals in Bristol, Burlington, Farmington, Harwinton, New Britain, Plainville, Plantsville, Plymouth, Southington, West Hartford, and Wolcott. Clients must be referred from a partner agency. To learn more about how to donate or volunteer at For Goodness Sake, visit their website at www.forgoodnessake.org.
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