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WESTON FOOD PANTRY RECEIVES $500 GLOBAL GRANT

In response to the ongoing disruption that Covid-19 has caused to the operation of local food pantries, GPS has provided a $500 Grant to the Weston Food Pantry for the purchase of food and personal protective equipment (PPE).

It is essential during this prolonged pandemic that people support their local food pantries and other social services. Even in states where infection rates have dropped, it is imperative that these services are well funded and prepared amidst this second wave of infections.

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GPS AWARDS $500 GRANT TO CHRISTINE’S CRITTERS

In June, as many businesses and nonprofits were struggling with the chaos of Covid-19, GPS awarded $500 to Christine’s Critters. This 501(c)(3) nonprofit is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of birds and reptiles in Weston, CT. 100% of these funds will go toward caring for the facility’s permanent residents and funding its wildlife rehabilitation program which includes raptor and eagle rehabilitation.

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GPS MAKES $500 DONATION TO BLACK LIVES MATTER

In early June, even as a pandemic brought the world to a standstill, protests erupted in the United States over the long neglected issue of racism in policing. The horrific and tragic murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery among many others, highlighted the issue on a national level. If we want to create a sustainable society for future generations, we must build a society predicated on equality.

Although the pandemic has placed a heavy burden on everyone this year, the state of racial inequality in this country has been a burden on minorities for generations. So if you are in a position to donate, make a contribution to the Black Lives Matter Global Network or to any of the other innovative organizations devoted to advocacy on behalf of African-American community.

Even as the presence of protests in the media winds down, remember that this fight is not over and there is still a long path ahead for equality and justice in the United States and across the world.

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Global Preservation Society Grants $500 to the Connecticut Food Bank

At the suggestion of Senator Chris Murphy, and other state and local officials, the Global Preservation Society has provided a $500 Global Grant to the Connecticut Food Bank in an effort to feed the community during the Coronavirus. To donate, visit www.ctfoodbank.org.  Be safe, stay well — together we will overcome!

While it might not feel like the best of times right now, people are proving that there is still so much good in the world. Thank you to the nurses, the doctors, and most of all – to all of the people who are listening to try to get this Coronavirus under control.

GPS awarded a $500 Global Grant to WIRES

During the height of the Australian Wildfire Crisis in January 2020, GPS awarded a $500 Global Grant to WIRES – Australian Wildlife Information and Rescue to help save wildlife impacted by the spread of fire in central Australia.

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Norwalk River Watershed Association received a $1,000 Global Grant

In March, the Norwalk River Watershed Association received a $1,000 Global Grant supporting the Pollinator Pathway steering committee’s need for printed educational materials regarding expansion of the Pollinator Pathway through the northeastern United States. This grant will be used to fund plant lists, brochures, and alternatives to pesticides educational materials for distribution at The Pollinator Pathway Northeast Conference on June 11, 2020, an effort convening town leaders from 88 participating towns in New England to share ideas on ways to protect pollinator habitat in the region.

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GPS awarded a $500 Global Grant to Mended Little Hearts

In honor of Valentine’s Day, GPS awarded a $500 Global Grant to Mended Little Hearts, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the patients and families of children with congenital heart defects and disease. The grant will support services that directly impact the quality of life of suffering children, such as group programs offering peer support and education, and hospital outreach and patient advocacy programs.

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October 2019 Global Grant Recipients

October 2019: Pollinator Pathway, Weston, Connecticut, awarded $1,000 to fund the Hurlbutt Elementary School Butterfly Garden in Weston. Proceeds will be used to prepare organic garden beds and purchase perennials specifically to attract a variety of butterfly species and provide nutrition to butterfly larvea. The Weston Pollinator Pathway Project is managed by the Weston Garden Club and its goal is to create a diverse ecosystem resulting in a Green Corridor connecting Wilton, Westport, Fairfield, Easton, Weston and Redding townships.

Visit www.pollinator-pathway.org/weston or www.westongardenclub.com

September 2019 Global Grant Recipients

September 2019: Lachat Farm, Weston, Connecticut, awarded $750 to fund the purchase of reusable utensils and dishwasher cutlery baskets to avoid use of disposable plastic cutlery at town events and will also be used to fund recycling receptacles and instructional signage to promote recycling at the farm. The mission of Lachat Farm is to unite all generations around a community farm effort by celebrating Weston’s farming roots and offering extensive educational programs related to agriculture, the environment, sustainability, nutrition, and the arts while fostering an appreciation for the history of Weston and its diverse community. Lachat Farm hosts about 4,000 visitors each year for events including monthly Farmers’ Markets, summer outdoor live music, winter indoor fireside music concerts, children day programs and multiple monthly educational events.

Visit www.lachattownfarm.org.

August 2019 Global Grant Recipients

August 2019: Post Millennials, Porsgrunn, Norway awarded $1,000 to fund purchase of organic and sustainable/recycled materials for clothing manufacturing startup operated by young millennials internationally. The mission of Post Millennials is to inspire, influence and unite young people to use art and creativity to promote sustainability worldwide.

For more information contact Marcus Jontvedt Loyte at marcusjl@live.no.

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