A special thanks to our long time CLASP friend, John Videler for documenting our annual Bluefish game resident outing! John is a Westport native who has the gift of making people feel at ease in front of the camera with his "cool and calm energy." Visit his website to see more of his beautiful work. Whatever the event may be, John will capture you in the best light! www.videler.com
Valentine's Day Festivities with NCL Girls!
Our residents are all smiles when the National Charity League (NCL) Girls put on a party!! Thank you to the girls and moms for the delicious treats, fun crafts, and contagious laughter shared by all!
CLASP Homes Receives $35,000 Grant From Newman's Own Foundation
Celebrating 35 Years of Paul Newman's Commitment
WESTPORT, CT – CLASP Homes has been awarded a $35,000 grant from Newman’s Own Foundation, the independent foundation created by the late actor and philanthropist, Paul Newman.
Newman’s Own Foundation made the award to celebrate 35 years since Paul Newman began the food company bearing his name. CLASP Homes is one of the original recipients of Newman’s generosity.
This funding will help bridge the gap so CLASP can continue to provide the highest quality of services to the men and women it serves.
“CLASP Homes is enormously proud to be chosen to receive this generous grant of $35,000. Mr. Newman’s support of our organization began in 1982, when there were virtually no community services for individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities. During those 3 decades we have been able to add dignity, joy, laughter, friendship and interesting choices to the lives of over 85 people who had previously been marginalized. We are following Mr. Newman’s goal of making the world a better place,” said CLASP President, Tracy Flood.
Newman’s Own Foundation is giving $35,000 to 15 of the nonprofit organizations that were originally funded and have been supported for over three decades. The Foundation continues Paul Newman’s commitment to give all profits and royalties from the sale of Newman’s Own food and beverage products to charity. Since 1982, more than $495 million has been donated to thousands of charities around the world.
We can't thank the Drew Friedman Community Arts Center Foundation enough for their generous grant allowing us to create an art program for the men and women of CLASP! Chairman, Nick Visconti and board member, Miggs Burroughs efforts have enabled CLASP to hire fabulous teachers and provide materials. CLASP President, Tracy shared, "Our participants' artwork gives us a glimpse into their world that might have otherwise gone unnoticed." We are so grateful our residents have such a beautiful new outlet!
From left to right: Nick Visconti, Susan, Miggs Burroughs, Denise B., Art Instructor, Leonor Dao, and Denise M.
Photos Courtesy of John Videler, Tony Riggio, and Fides Ostbye.
A big thanks to the Norfield Congregation for generously hosting a dance for our residents in honor of their annual Day of Giving! The afternoon was filled with crafts, prizes, dancing and fun!
Santa and his Elf made an appearance at our annual Holiday Dinner Dance! A special thank you to Al's Angels for all the fabulous gifts!!
Garavel Subaru and Garavel Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM generously chose CLASP to be their February Charity of the Month! Garavel Takes pride in supporting local not-for-profit organizations whose efforts directly benefit the communities where their customers and team members live, work and play.
Thank you Garavel Auto Group!!
THANK YOU to everyone who helped make our 15th Annual Taste of Westport Event so special!
Since 2004, the best of Westport’s restaurant scene—experts in both classic comforts and gastronomic innovations—gathered together annually for one incredible feast, “The Taste of Westport.”
We were once again delighted to serve the town’s most delectable and diverse menus during this ONE NIGHT EXTRAVAGANZA!
A truly unforgettable evening of tastings and beverages with all you can eat & drink from more than 20 plus of the most favorite local establishments.
Guests had the chance to sip on Mionetto Prosecco & signature cocktails from The Cup Bearer, AND enjoy delectable treats.
A special thanks to our sponsors
Meet some of our fabulous, philanthrophic, and fun volunteers while participating in a worthy cause!