For Goodness Sake, a local 501c3 nonprofit that provides donated furniture and household goods to individuals and families transitioning to independent living, has announced that Kimberly Carmelich has been selected as the organization’s new Grant Writer.
Kendra Morales, President and Executive Director of For Goodness Sake, stated, “We are thrilled to have Kim join the team. Her grant writing experience is outstanding, and we are excited to see what new level of growth and services we can reach with her help.”
Carmelich has worked since 2016 as United Way of West Central Connecticut’s Resource Development Coordinator. She previously served for 13 years as the Director of the Parent and Child Center at Bristol Hospital, a local non-profit organization focusing on parenting education and child abuse prevention, and as a grant writing consultant and volunteer for a number of U.S.-based non-profit and governmental organizations.
Her past collaborative work includes serving as the Co-Chair of the Bristol Early Childhood Alliance, the Secretary of the Forestville Little League Board of Directors, and as an active member of the Bristol School Readiness Council and the Parent and Community Efforts Team.
Carmelich currently volunteers as the Vice-Chair of the Bristol Youth Commission, member of the Greater Bristol Exchange Club, has a master’s degree in public administration and has three teenage children in Bristol Public Schools.
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.
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.
The Roundup currently has over 5,700 subscriptions and a local social media following of over 95,000 readers across multiple social media sites, apps, pages, and groups.
The Roundup is also a proud member of WordPress. This affiliation offers readers more news from FOX 61 and CBS Connecticut on The Roundup.
Latest Stories From Roundup Partner : FOX 61
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Zoo announced Friday that, for the second time this week, a beloved animal has died. Hamisi, one of the zoo’s adult giraffes, died Wednesday morning due to a tragic accident, according to the zoo’s Facebook page. The giraffe sustained an acute spinal cord injury while in his behind-the-scenes bedroom. Zoo veterinarians performed a necropsy and determined Hamisi likely died instantly. “The entire zoo is heartbroken and grieving this loss,” a spokesperson for the […]
SOUTH WINDSOR – When the ring went down the drain, one public works department made it their mission to get it back. The South Windsor Public Works posted on Facebook, “It’s not every day that we have the opportunity to have such a personal impact on our residents, but today we recieved [sic] a call to help retrieve a wedding band out of one of our catch basins. We are happy to report that we were successful and wanted to […]
FARMINGTON – UConn Health said patients could be impacted by a data security incident. Officials said they learned an unauthorized third party illegally accessed a limited number of employee email accounts. In late December they found the accounts contained some personal information, including some individuals’ names, dates of birth, addresses and limited medical information, such as billing and appointment information. The accounts also contained the Social Security numbers of some individuals. UConn said about 326,000 individuals could be impacted. Of […]
NEW HAVEN — A Stamford man has been convicted by a federal jury of health care fraud offenses. Officials said Kwasi Gyambibi, 40, of Stamford, was found guilty when the jury returned its verdict this afternoon. Gyambibi was found guilty of two counts of health care fraud related to fraudulent prescriptions for compound drugs that were submitted to Advantage Pharmacy in March 2015, and found him not guilty of seven counts of health care fraud. The jury could not reach […]