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COVID-19 HOT MEAL PROGRAM
In light of the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on families in the Danbury, The New American Dream Foundation (TNADF) postponed its annual scholarship gala and placed all of its efforts on supporting the immediate needs of the community as we fight the virus.
The TNADF COVID-19 Hot Meal Program for children and families served over 8,000 meals from April 13 through June 13, the end of the academic year in the Danbury area. Over the summer the foundation shifted the focus of the meal program to support older adults and special needs adults living in Danbury.
We began our work providing lunch to 500 seniors throughout the summer on June 20. Thanks to the generosity of Union Savings Bank and Savings Bank of Danbury July was fully funded, but identifying funding sources for all five Saturdays became August has been a challenge ($2,500 per Saturday, $12,500 to cover the entire month).
However, we are committed to continuing the program, even if we have to adjust to the frequency of the deliveries. Began twice a month delivery schedule in August (08/01/20 & 08/22/20) surpassing the 10,000 meals purchased and served mark. In the fall we will begin a once a month delivery schedule.
The United Way of Western CT provided our organization with funding for the last delivery in August and the first monthly delivery in September.
We also continue to be in need of donations to fund meals for the rest of the year. Deliveries will be on the second Saturday of each month thereafter (09/12/20, 10/10/20, 11/21/20, 11/28/20 (special Thanksgiving meal) 12/12/20, and 12/26/20 (special Christmas meal). We also need volunteers to give 2hrs of their time on Saturdays (10:30 AM- 12 PM) to help us deliver meals to older adults and special needs adults living in Danbury.
Our goal is to raise enough funds to resume twice a month meal delivers to all the residents we serve at:
-Palace View, 132 Main Street - 70 residents
-Kimberly Place, 19 Main Street Danbury - 120 residents
-Danbury Towers, 40 Williams Street Danbury - 77 residents
-Bishop Curtis/Augustana Homes, 88 Main Street Danbury - 42 residents
-Putnam Towers, 25 Beaver Street Danbury - 61 residents
-Glen Apartments, 25 Memorial Drive Danbury - 100 residents
-Crosby Manor, 84 West Wooster Street Danbury - 61 residents
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-$20 helps us provide meals for 4
-$100 helps us provide meals for 20
-$250 helps us provide meals for 50
-$500 helps us provide meals for 100
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THE NEW AMERICAN DREAM FOUNDATION AT A GLANCE
The New American Dream Foundation, Inc. (TNADF) is a 501(c)(3) organization, created to serve as the philanthropic arm of Tribuna Newspaper, to promote our nation’s rich immigrant history, highlighting the cultural, social and economic contributions of all immigrants, and the core American values of equal opportunity, progress and freedom in the areas of education, health and civic engagement.
TNADF aims to provide financial support to organizations that share in those values and focus and provide financial support to inspiring members of the community through the American Dream Awards Gala & Scholarship.
WHAT WE DO
SUPPORT | CELEBRATE | INSPIRE
Providing Scholarships Through the American Dream Awards
Since 2016, The New American Dream Foundation, in the area of education with the generous support of its donors, has provided over $65,000 in scholarships to immigrant students, Immigrant parents, and immigrant veterans living in the Fairfield County area through the American Dream Awards Gala.
Supporting Mission Health
Day Event in Danbury
Mission Health Day is an event that provides the uninsured, under insured with essential health screenings, services free of charge, no questions asked. Since 2016 TNADF reverts proceeds from tickets sales of its annual American Dream Awards Gala as a donation towards defraying some of the cost of Mission Health Day.
Supporting Citizenship and English as a Second Language Programs
The New American Dream Foundation wants to help strengthen WERACE’s (Western Connecticut Regional Adult and Continuing Education) capacity to serve more members of our community, by providing financial support in partnership with other foundations, to offset the costs of their ESL instruction and Citizenship classes.
MEET THE TEAM
"The foundation is vehicle to create meaningful change for generations
of immigrants to come." - Celia Bacelar Palmares
CELIA BACELAR PALMARES
President / Founder
The New American Dream Foundation' s goal is to promote our nation’s rich immigrant history, highlighting the cultural, social, and economic contributions of immigrants of all generations. Each immigrant wave that has come to our state and our community has made contributions we all benefit from. Immigrants of past generations have paved the way for immigrants of today. Although the paths they have taken to reach our country may differ, they share a common goal - The American Dream. TNADF celebrates, supports, and inspires immigrants to achieve their dreams.
CONTACT THE NEW AMERICAN DREAM FOUNDATION