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For Pete’s Sake 7th Annual Sing-Along

Tribute to Pete Seeger Hosted by Sally Rogers and Leslie Sweetnam Saturday, April 1, 2023, 7:00PM First Congregational Church of Woodstock Song leaders include: Howie Bursen • Donna Dufresne • Eva Hulme Dan Lanier • Jeff Perkins • Sandy Pliskin • Marilyn Ravina Sally Rogers • [...]

Birdies for Charity – Help Access hit this one past the pin!

Help Access support 28 Communities by making a Birdies for Charity Donation! No need to be a golfer to help us hit this one past the pin. Just go to our charity page and choose an amount you are comfortable donating. #BirdiesforCharity #fundraiser #poverty Please print this [...]

March 26, 2023|Categories: Blog|

Access Food Pantries Benefit Concert Raises $4,000!

The Vanilla Bean Café located at 450 Deerfield Road in Pomfret, recently hosted the 31st Annual Special Benefit Concert for the Food Pantries of Access coordinated by Howie Bursen, the “Red Hot Banjo Wizard” and Sally Rogers, “Nightingale with a Voice Clear as the Queen’s Diamonds”. [...]

Liberty Bank Foundation Awards $5,000 for Access to Employment Program

Access was recently awarded $5,000 from the Liberty Bank Foundation for the Access to Employment Program. Funds will help unemployed/underemployed people in our community accomplish their employment goals. Access to Employment provides tools to help prepare individuals to find meaningful employment and retain a job. Individuals [...]

Access is the April Big Y Community Bag Beneficiary

Access is the April Big Y Community Bag Beneficiary For the entire month of April, store leadership at Big Y’s 141B Storrs Road, Mansfield, CT location has selected Access Community Action Agency to receive a $1 donation from every purchase of the $2.50 Big Y Community [...]

Walk Against Hunger 2023

When: Saturday May 20, 2023 Time: 8:00 am check-in, 10:00 am walk What: 1.5 mile walk Where: Dunkin Donuts Park Hartford How: People register as walkers - they then connect to a partnering program (us) and can register with a team (us). They post on their social media/ask friends for [...]


Apply now to gain important skills: manufacturing, work readiness, math and technology skills that you need to succeed. Learn from highly qualified instructors so that you are ready to pass the Manufacturing Skills Inventory (MSI) exam, are able to communicate effectively with your supervisors and coworkers, [...]

Help Access with Travelers Championship Birdies for Charity Program

Now through June 27, 2023, Access will receive a 15% bonus on every dollar raised through a fundraising partnership with the 2023 Travelers Championship Birdies for Charity program Funds raised will support Access’s Mission: To build equitable access to opportunities that empower under-resourced individuals, families and [...]

Parker Place is ‘Paws’itive with Tails of Joy

Tails of Joy is a non-profit, volunteer-based, organization that connects trained therapy dogs to the community. They provide a wide range of services including; emergency services, crisis relief, nursing home visits, youth book reading programs, etc. We are very fortunate to have two local therapy dogs! [...]

February 24, 2023|Categories: All News Categories, Community, Get Involved, News, Program Updates|

The gesture was in celebration of Random Acts of Kindness Day!

"I am excited to share with you the beautiful initiative that the Norwich Bully Busters organization and its representative Debbie Kievits had in donating Pizza, soft drinks and snacks for the residents of Crossroads. Initiatives like these are the ones that in some way motivate the [...]

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