The Madison Neighbor to Neighbor (N2N) Block Party, held on May 30 at The Deacon John Grave House, was not only a fun evening with great weather, but an evening at which we raised $30,000, which will be used to supply personal necessities to shoppers at the Madison Food Pantry, provide emergency energy assistance and one-time emergency assistance to families in crisis, offer food and gas cards to be distributed by Wendy Larson at Madison Youth & Community Services, fund camp scholarships, and so much more.
I would like to express my special thanks to the co-chairs of this event, Rachael Cash and Shaun Glazier, and to all of our sponsors who made this event possible: Susan and Thom Cartledge, Clarity Software Solutions, The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, Jane and Scott Gamber, Guilford Savings Bank, Michael Haggerty, UBS Financial Services, Zoe and Mahlon Hale, Jack Heflin, The Kiely Family Foundation, Marie and Leighton Lee III and Karen and Leighton Lee IV, Lucy Foundation, Madison Beach Hotel, The Madison Foundation, Summer Hill Nursery, Marty and Ginny Triola, Charlie and Lorey Walz, Spirits of Madison, and What’s Cookin’. Thanks go to Daniel Hand High School volunteers Remy Newton, Mike Russell, Eric Lyons, Mickey Glazier, Cal Baughn, and Omar Shehab for the special help with set-up, clean-up, and raffle sales, and to Mrs. Sharp’s Kindergarten class at Jeffrey School for its colorful and sensitive pictures of ways to help your neighbors. Thanks go to Katie Davis for her wonderful video that can be seen on our website themadisonfoundation.org. Last, special thanks goes to all of our great neighbors in the Madison community who continue to support our fundraising events. We couldn’t do it without them.
Laurie Heflin, Founding Director
Madison Neighbor to Neighbor