Grants & Donations


2021 Donation

For Immediate Release                                                                 Suzan Kircher

                                                                                                                President

                                                                                                                Goshen Community Care and Hospice, Inc.

                                                                                                                860-491-4673 (HOPE)

                                                                                                                goshencommunitycare@gmail.com

Goshen Community Care and Hospice Receives $650 in Funding from the

Archbishop’s Annual Appeal

Goshen, Conn – October 5, 2021 – On Tuesday, October 5, 2021 Goshen Community Care and Hospice, Inc. received a check in the amount of $650 from the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal through its Vicariate Outreach Program. 

The funding will help Goshen Community Care and Hospice continue its mission of assisting  the residents of Goshen—without charge—by providing services in time of need so that all town residents may live in dignity, safety, and comfort.  Goshen Community Care and Hospice offers community programs, senior socials, support for those returning from a hospital stay, transportation to appointments, medical supply loan closet, access to food pantry, volunteer hospice care, bereavement support, and educational programs focusing on medical and health related issues.

“Goshen Community Care and Hospice is honored to be a recipient of the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal.  We are constantly looking for ways to reach out to our community and keep residents engaged in new ways,” comments Erin Reilly, Coordinator. “This funding will enable us to enhance our programs, outreach, and social opportunities for our residents.”

For more information about Goshen Community Care and Hospice, visit https://goshencc-h.org/, call 860-491-4673(HOPE) or email us at goshencommunitycare@gmail.com.

About the Archbishop Annual Appeal

Since 1981, the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal has been able to assist tens of thousands of people – regardless of race, religion, or color — across the Archdiocese of Hartford with health care, education, housing, emergency expenses, and in numerous other areas.  It is through the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal Vicariate Outreach Program and the generosity of its donors that the Appeal is able to assist a wide array of Community-based charities throughout Hartford, New Haven and Litchfield Counties. 


2018 Area NonProfit Grants


Connecticut Community Foundation

Connecticut Community Foundation’s 2018 Area NonProfit Grants total $75,000

Computer training and bus trips.  An intergenerational family weekend. Classes on nutrition, art, and muscle strengthening. A town conversation on aging. Gardening materials for planting and harvesting their own food these are among the programs and services funded through Connecticut Community Foundation’s new grant awards- totaling $75,000 to 16 nonprofit organizations that serve older people in Greater Waterbury and the Litchfield Hills.

Among the grantees is Goshen Community Care and Hospice Center, which received a $6,000 grant to serve monthly luncheons and provide health information for the town’s older residents. The program, almost entirely volunteer-run , provides free, nutritious meals for older people while they learn from guest speakers on topics including fall prevention, pet therapy, safety precautions and how to handle emergencies.  The meals are served at the Church of Christ Congregational in Goshen.

Said Debbie DiPietro, coordinator of Center, “The luncheons help us keep an eye on the health and welfare of older people in Goshen and learn about their needs.”

“The luncheons help us keep an eye on the health and welfare of older people in Goshen and learn about their needs.”

Debbie DiPietro, GCC&H Coordinator

The benefits of the program have been many. She noted that a talk on safety by a local fireman prompted many older people to purchase carbon monoxide detectors, and one older woman applied techniques learned from a talk by a physical therapist to recover from a fall. More people have learned how to prepare balanced meals on a budget.

“In Connecticut, the percentage of people age 65 and older is rapidly growing , and through our grantmaking we aim to help towns and nonprofit organizations prepare for that shift. Most importantly, we want to help older people in Greater Waterbury and the Litchfield HIlls age in their own homes and communities for the highest quality of life possible,” said Julie Loughran, president and CEO of Connecticut Community Foundation.”

“In Connecticut, the percentage of people age 65 and older is rapidly growing , and through our grantmaking we aim to help towns and nonprofit organizations prepare for that shift.”

Julie Loughran, President & CEO Connecticut Community Foundation

Additional 2018 Donations / Grants


Crosswick Foundation

We gratefully acknowlege their 2018 donation of $5,000 to our organization.

Crystal Rock

We gratefully acknowledge their donation of of water for our major fundraiser – The Goshen Fair – $872.00

Rona Jaffa Foundation

We gratefully acknowledge their support to our organization for $1,000 and to the Goshen Food Bank for $5,000

Northwest Foundation

The Jeff & Diane Johnson Foundation for Community Enhancement Fund

  • $1500 grant to support our biannual bereavement program for area families
  • Equipment grant to upgrade the office for our staff
  • December “Critical needs grant” for local families in need

Archbishop’s Annual Appeal

Goshen Community Care & Hospice gratefully acknowledge being chosen as a recipient of the 2018 Archbishop’s Annual Appeal, sponsored by the Archdiocese of Hartford. The Archdiocese has been celebrating for the 21st year this Vicariate Outreach Program. The program is to offer leadership support to local organizations whose missions are consistent with the mission of the Catholic Church.

We are grateful and humbled by their $1,050 donation.