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Celebrating 25 Years of Service
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Thanksgiving Feast at the CDR
The CDR will serve a full, traditional Thanksgiving feast on Thursday, November 27, beginning at Noon thru 1:30. All members of the community are invited to join the feast. Empty nesters, older adults, neighbors who would enjoy sharing a Fancy Thanksgiving Dinner with neighbors are encouraged to attend. If you know someone who would enjoy and benefit from this wonderful community event, please do invite them to join us!

If you're interested in contributing a favorite dish or a gallon of cider or milk, please contact Melissa Branch at 488-0447 (please leave a message).

The CDR and the Branford Family Resource Center present "Parent Chats": Once a month, the CDR will host a series of "Parent Chats" facilitated by Wendy Miller, FRC Coordinator and Parents as Teachers (PAT) Certified Parent Educator. All "Parent Chats" will be held at the CDR (30 Harrison Avenue in Branford) from 5:30-6:45 PM. FREE Dinner will be served from 5:30-6 and "Parent Chat" will be from 6-6:30.Children will participate in an activity related to the developmental topic. For more information and a list of scheduled dates and topics, please click here.

Jazz at HOME Supports the CDR!
Mark your calendars: Blue Plate Radio is bringing award-winning musician JJ Sansaverino back to Branford restaurant, HOME, 1114 Main St., Branford, CT, on Friday, December 12 for an exclusive, one-night only show as part of his "Waiting for You" holiday tour. Doors open at 7:00pm and the show starts at 8:00pm. All attendees are asked to bring a bag of non-perishable food items with them for a food drive to support the CDR.

Tickets are $30 in advance at or $35 cash at the door. Seating is limited, so buy your tickets early. No tickets will be sold at the door when the advance tickets sell out.

  Thank you to the Feinstein Foundation!
Thank you to our generous CDR donors in March and April--your contributions helped the CDR receive an award from the Feinstein Foundation in the amount of $362.53. This award was part of the annual Feinstein Challenge to Fight Hunger.
  In addition to the CDR and the Branford Food Council, there is another great resource for our neighbors in need: the Connecticut Food Bank's Mobil Food Pantry comes to the New Life Apostolic Church at 26 Jefferson Road in Branford the first Friday of the month at 10am. All are welcome.  

Wish List

  • Technical help for CDR office computers
  • Covered sauce pans in various sizes
  • Dust broom and pan
  • Hand-held can openers
  • Heavy-weight industrial strength hand truck
  • Oven mitts and pot holders
  • Regular broom
  • Used children's clothing, and adult and children's accessories (hats, belts, scarves, ties, etc.), for one of our annual fundraising activities
Read the latest CDR Newsletter.


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30 Harrison Avenue \ Branford, CT 06405 \ (203) 488-9750