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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


Presenting Sponsors $15,000 +

Inisfad Foundation

Jose Luis & Sarah Zepeda

Diamond Sponsor $10,000 - $14,999

Anne Downey & Ken Wiegand

Sarita & Greg Hanley

The Walter Kann Foundation

Bruce & Linda Koe

Kevin 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 & George Cooke

Ann Mandel 


Jill & Miguel Patricio

Pitney Bowes

Gold Sponsor $2,500-$4,999

Cannell & Co. 

David & Rochelle Charnin

King School

John Lane – In Memory of Hana

Mary Maarbjerg

Rev. Ted Pardoe

Maria & Oscar Sandoval

Mary Sommer & Jay Sandak

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

Paula & Mark Argosh

Anka Badurina & Roberto Sobrino

Andrea & David Cohen

Eilish Collins Main

Mark & Angeles Dam

Fox & Fox LLP 

The Ferguson Library

Belle Horwitz & Jon Weiner

Eileen & Tom Hynes

Morgan & Betsy Mitchell 

Noroton Presbyterian Church

People's United, A division of M&T Bank

Meredith & Eric Reuben 

Arisleyda Riehl

Everett & Sally Schenk

The Simari Family

Stephen Sinacore

Betsey & Gary Unger

Mirellise Vazquez & Thomas Birmingham

Arthur & Leigh Wit

Hon. Terrie & Jay Wood

Chrome Sponsor - $500-$999

Bank of America

Clarion River Group 

George Cooke

First County Bank

Carole Greenberg

Nicole Heath

Catalina & Ivan Horak - In Memory of   Hana Lane

Juanita James

Donna & Jim Lutton

Carolina McGoey

Brian & Cricket Mullaney

Tony & Caroline Murray

Pat & David Nelson

Anne Celeste & Michael O’Rourke 

Cathy & Rich Ostuw

Law Offices of Douglas R. Penn LLC

Bob & Lisa Schultz

David Smith & Sonya Singh-Smith 

The Strategy Group

Bronze Sponsor - $250-$499

Laure C. Aubuchon

Ana Maria Badash

Josh Barton

Susan Bhirud

Colleen Burke

Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLP

Jude B. Coard

Patricia Conklin Thompson

Ronald & Carmen Domonkos

Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home 

Nancy B. Gramps

Rabbi Joshua & Dr. Mara Hammerman,         Temple Beth El

MariCarmen Losada

In Memoriam: Hana Lane –

       A great friend of B1C

New Covenant Center

Realist Ventures

Kathleen & Michael Walsh

Anne Wichman

Exclusive Media Sponsor


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

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