Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Hartford is excited to share that the Help & Hope Breakfast, our signature fundraising event, will return to the Hartford Marriott Downtown on Wednesday, December 11, with networking opportunities starting at 7:00 AM and the program starting promptly at 7:30 AM.

All proceeds will support Catholic Charities programs and services for children and families in need throughout Hartford, Litchfield, and New Haven Counties.

We have an inspiring lineup of special guests. Irene O’Connor, longtime anchor on WFSB-3, will be our emcee. Archbishop Leonard P. Blair will be our guest of honor. Jim Smith, former president of Webster Bank, and his wife Cathy Smith will be honored for their commitment to philanthropy across our region. Joseph Calafiore, vice president of strategy and marketing for the professional soccer club the Hartford Athletic, will be our featured speaker. Saint Francis Hospital Trinity Health and Webster Bank have joined us as co-presenting sponsors.

Not only will your generous investment in our mission make a difference in the lives of children and families in need across our communities, but you also will help Catholic Charities to kick off the celebration of our Centennial in 2020.

Together, we can Provide Help and Create Hope for children and families in need, while also building the foundation for another 100 years of compassion, kindness, and commitment. To learn more, please contact John P. Noonan, Director of Development and Communications. You can reach John directly at (860) 728-2571 or  email

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