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Fast-growing non-profit hires new grant writer

Kimberly Carmelich

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.

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