Press Release: Stop and Shop reusable bag give back

Thank you for purchasing reusable Stop and Shop grocery bags during the month of April!!! The High Street Torrington Stop and Shop donated $1 from each purchase to Goshen Community Care during the month of April. We received $111.00!!

Goshen Community Care and Hospice, Inc.
Erin Reilly, Coordinator, 860-491-4673(HOPE),

Give Back in Goshen: Stop & Shop Community Bag Program Aims to Eliminate Single-Use Plastics While Donating to Local Non-Profits

Goshen, CT – This year, local community non-profits are more in need of support than in any other time in the recent years’ past. Now shoppers can give back to the local community and help to reduce single-use plastics by purchasing a special reusable bag at Stop & Shop. Goshen Community Care and Hospice, Inc. has been selected by local Stop & Shop store leadership as the benefiting non-profit in the Stop & Shop Community Bag Program for the month of April!

The Stop & Shop Community Bag Program is designed to give back to the local community with every reusable bag purchased. Every $2.50 reusable Community Bag sold supports a non-profit local to the store in which it was purchased. This program offers a way for shoppers to give back as part of the regular weekly routine.

Every month, at every Stop & Shop location a different local non-profit is selected to benefit from the sale of these special reusable Community Bags. Goshen Community Care and Hospice Inc. was selected as the April beneficiary by local store leadership at the store located at 211 High Street, Torrington. Goshen Community Care and Hospice, Inc. will receive a $1 donation for every $2.50 reusable Community Bag purchased at this location in April. 

“This year has brought so many changes and difficulties for non-profits at the local level,” said Erin Reilly, Coordinator of Goshen Community Care and Hospice, Inc. “We are thrilled to be participating in this innovative program that makes it possible for shoppers to give back to local non-profits while reducing single-use plastic in the environment. We appreciate the community support in this important initiative to make a difference.”

Goshen Community Care and Hospice Inc. is a non-profit based in Goshen, Connecticut. Founded in 1987, Goshen Community Care and Hospice Inc. works to assist the residents of Goshen, without charge, by providing services so that all residents of Goshen may live in dignity, safety and comfort. We are able to serve residents through community programs, outreach, medical supply loan closet, volunteer assistance with rides and meals, access to food pantry, and more. Learn more about Goshen Community Care and Hospice Inc. by visiting

For more information about the Stop & Shop Community Bag Program, please visit

Third Thursday Lunch Trips

Back by popular demand, our lunch trips! We will be heading out to some favorite lunch spots around the Northwest Corner once a month. The trips are limited to 12 people so register early for a seat. The cost can vary but for those 60 years and older, it will not exceed $10!! We will leave from the parking lot of the Congregational Church, 5 Old Middle Street, at 11am and return by 3pm. Details for the trips will be posted 2-3 weeks in advance. Sign up with Erin by calling, 860-491-4673, email, or stop by the office in the Parish Hall annex building of the Congregational Church. We are excited to offer the lunch trips again. Do you have a restaurant you have always wanted to try or a favorite you’d like us to visit? Let me know and I will do my best to add it to the list.


Light Up A Life has been scheduled for Sunday, December 5, 2021
4:30 at the Goshen Church of Christ Congregational

Dear Friends,

Let us gather again! We look forward to new beginnings and the return of our annual celebration—Light Up A Life—on Sunday, December 5 at 4:30 p.m. at Goshen’s Church of Christ Congregational. We invite you to be a part of this special event!

We know that the holiday season can be difficult for many who are grieving a loss and this gathering is a wonderful opportunity to remember and celebrate our loved ones who are no longer with us. The service includes music, non-denominational prayer, flowers, and the solemn reading of names from our Book of Remembrance. The service will conclude with a tree lighting and reception.

Light Up A Life is a fundraiser for Goshen Community Care and Hospice, a community-based nonprofit. The organization aids Goshen residents so that they can live in dignity, safety and comfort while aging in place in their homes. Our programs include regular outreach to seniors, monthly lunch and social activities, loan closet with medical equipment, support for individuals returning home from the hospital, end of life support, and bereavement services.

We would love to have you join this celebration by submitting names on the enclosed response card and/or joining us in person on December 5.  Please note that we will be gathering at the Congregational Church this year to allow for greater social distancing. We are excited to illuminate the large tree in front of the church.

As always, if you or a neighbor might benefit from the services of Goshen Community Care and Hospice, please do not hesitate to reach out. We are here to support you. 


Suzan Kircher,
Board President

Board of Directors and Staff

Suzan Kircher, PresidentSara Krhla
Lynn Steinmayer, Vice-PresidentJanice LaPlaca
Donna Molon, SecretaryDanielle Mastrocola
Denise Leclair, TreasurerTricia Poirier
Mary Tracy
Michele Better
Chris Cosgrove
Ed KirchnerLaurie Mosley, Office Secretary
Francine KomisarErin Reilly, Coordinator