Since 2009, Knights of Columbus St. Matthew Council #14360 has supported the Family & Children’s Agency of Norwalk for various programs and events to put smiles on the faces of local foster children. This year, the council donated funds from various fundraisers to allow for some teens from foster care and home care seniors to have a summer day filled with fun, laughs and artistic creativity by going to The Muse Paint Bar in South Norwalk.
Megan Hague from FCA said it was a huge success. “We mixed up the seating so the teens and seniors could interact, and they had such and fun and engaging time connecting over the art,”said Hague.
“The FCA does great work in the local community, and our council is honored to help a great organization and most importantly help the youth of tomorrow and our seniors. Seeing the smiles on the kids’ and seniors faces makes it all worth it,” said Past Grand Knight George Ribellino.
In addition, the council donated funds for backpacks and school supplies for the foster care children in preparation for the start of the school year.
FCA President Robert Cashel was also pleased. “We are grateful to our friends at The St. Matthew Knights of Columbus for sponsoring a summer painting event for our clients. The youth from our foster care programs and our Home Care seniors were able to laugh and connect through a universal expression of emotion, art. The canvas painting event was a new experience for each of the clients who attended and there was a special joy each participant had when they completed their masterpieces.”
FCA is a nonprofit organization that offers services to all ages, from children to seniors, to build strength and help provide their needs. FCA serves Fairfield County and the surrounding areas.