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Many of the hundreds of people we serve have been living paycheck to paycheck, with jobs such as cleaners, childcare providers, restaurant workers, and landscapers. Now their hours have been cut or, worse, their jobs are gone. Since many do not have personal savings and aren't able to navigate the city's social services without our help, they face a chaotic and stressful time. We won’t leave them stranded. We’re working around the clock to help our vulnerable community.

Please support their efforts and ours by donating to B1C’s COVID-19 RESPONSE FUND.

Your donation will allow us to continue operations through the end of the year
and will enable us to:

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  • Organize distributions of grocery store gift cards and rental assistance to families struggling with unemployment. 
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  • Connect English Language Learning students and teachers virtually and physically in small groups

  • Offer learning support for school-aged children and bridge the digital opportunity gap.

  • Advance immigration legal consultations by phone, video and safe in-person visits

  • Provide urgent case management for people without health insurance or a financial safety net. 

Grab and Go
  • Serve as a pickup site for partner-prepared Grab and Go meals for children who rely on school-provided food

Over the years, B1C has built up trust within the community; we have been immigrants’ go-to place in times of personal crisis. As this crisis hits everyone, they need us even more. We are responding. In the days ahead, as events unfold, B1C will continue to adapt to help immigrants thrive. 

We are one community. We will not let them down, and with your help, we will continue to build one strong community for all. 

Take good care of yourself – and others – during these tough times. Thank you for your support. 

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A special thanks to our early Benefit Breakfast supporters


Leadership Sponsor $20,000+

Bruce & Linda Koe

Presenting Sponsors $15,000 +

Sarita & Greg Hanley

The Inisfad Foundation

Jose Luis & Sarah Zepeda

Diamond Sponsor $10,000 - $14,999

Building and Land Technology (BLT)

Anne Downey & Ken Wiegand

The Walter Kann Foundation

Kevin & Sally MacGuire 

Neuberger Berman  

Stamford Health

Platinum Sponsor $5,000 - $9,999


Susan & William Adamsen

Sonia Alcantarilla-Medina &
Marcelo Gigliani      

Jane Carlin & Ben Gifford

Maryann Kann

Jill & Miguel Patricio

Pitney Bowes

Gold Sponsor $2,500-$4,999

Avangrid Renewables

Belinda Badcock

Cannell & Co., Inc. 

Hispanic Federation

Belle Horwitz & Jon Weiner

King School

John Lane - In Memory of Hana

Mary Maarbjerg

Ann Mandel

Mayor David Martin

Nellie Mae Foundation

Rev. Ted Pardoe

Oscar & Maria Sandoval

Andrew Schau & Madeline Turci

Wofsey, Rosen, Kweskin & Kuriansky, LLP

Silver Sponsor - $1,000-$2,499


Anka Badurina & Roberto Sobrino

Aldo & Amy Cabrera

Eilish Collins Main

George Cooke

Mark & Angeles Dam

The Ferguson Library

Fox & Fox, LLP

Holland & Knight, LLP

M&T Bank

Morgan & Betsy Mitchell 

Noroton Presbyterian Church

OPTIMUS Healthcare

Cathy & Rich Ostuw

Arisleyda Riehl

Everett & Sally Schenk

Stephen & Laurie Sinacore

Mary Sommer & Jay Sandak

The Strategy Group, LLC

United Parents and Students

Mirellise Vazquez & Thomas Birmingham

Hon. Terrie & Jay Wood

Chrome Sponsor - $500-$999

Amalgamated Bank

Berkowitz & Hanna, LLC 

Wendy & Jason Block 

Carmody, Torrance, Sandak & Hennessey, LLP 

Jude Coard, Ptr. - Citrin Cooperman Advisors LLC -  Berdon Advisors LLC

Adhlere Coffy 

First County Bank

Chris & Marie Geotes 

Andrew & Paula Hanson 

Stephen J. Hoffman 

Catalina & Ivan Horak 

Carolina McGoey

Tony & Caroline Murray 

Pat & David Nelson 

New Covenant Center 

Bernie Park

Meredith & Eric Reuben 

Cynthia & John Keith Russell 

David Smith & Sonya Singh-Smith 

Anne Wichman 

Ellen Williams & Andrew Schultz 

Arthur & Leigh Wit

Bronze Sponsor - $250-$499

Susan and Suresh Bhirud  

Betty Brennan

Patricia Conklin Thompson 

Patrick Dunleavy

Eastern Land Management, Inc.

John & Myra Graubard

Carole Greenberg 

Nicole Heath

MariCarmen Losada 

Josie Merck

Susan S. Mirza 

Lisa & Grant Silver 

Kathleen & Michael Walsh 

Building One Community is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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