OptionA Group and Bare Necessities

We love surprises – and we are thrilled to partner with Good People Doing Great Things! Welcome to a special edition of Meaning Mondays, the Community Foundation of Middlesex County’s (CFMC) podcast sharing stories of making a world of difference right in your own backyard.

Meaningful Mondays Episode 12 – Middlesex County NAACP

Welcome to Meaningful Mondays, the Community Foundation of Middlesex County’s (CFMC) podcast sharing stories of Good People Doing Great Things – Locally! Episode 12 – Working to ensure educational, social, economic, and political equality of all citizens, the Middlesex County Chapter of the NAACP is actively engaged throughout our 15 towns. Cynthia Clegg, CFMC, is joined by Anita Ford Saunders, President, and Barbara Holloman of the Middlesex County NAACP. Anita and Barbara share the impactful work of the local Chapter in our community, including connecting with all our communities to ensure the equality of all citizens and the youth-led programs…

Meaningful Mondays Episode 11 – Deep River Cares Fund

Welcome to Meaningful Mondays, the Community Foundation of Middlesex County’s (CFMC) podcast sharing stories of Good People Doing Great Things – Locally! Episode 11 – When someone asks “what can we do for Deep River,” a special group of people knew the perfect way to connect the dots … and support their community. Cynthia Clegg, CFMC, is joined by Nancy Fischbach and Jackie Calamari of the Deep River Cares Fund Committee who share what inspired them to start the Deep River Cares Fund at CFMC (think “A Hug for Deep River” for current and future generations), what the Fund Committee…

Meaningful Mondays Episode 10 – Breast Health Awareness

Welcome to Meaningful Mondays, the Community Foundation of Middlesex County’s (CFMC) podcast sharing stories of Good People Doing Great Things – Locally! Episode 10 – An exceptional panel from Middlesex Health shares facts – and debunks some myths – about breast health and the importance of breast exams. Cynthia Clegg, CFMC, is joined by Dr. Andrea Malon, Director of the Middlesex Health Cancer Center and Breast Surgeon, and Dr. Kertrisa McWhite, Breast Surgeon, to discuss Breast Health Awareness. Lynn Alston, Community Breast Health Lay Navigator, shares her important role in the community as a navigator and advocate, meeting with women in…

Meaningful Mondays Episode 9 – SOS Trees

Episode 9 – Trees are so much more than something which is beautiful to look upon. Trees contribute to their environment by providing oxygen, improving air quality, climate amelioration, conserving water, preserving soil, and supporting wildlife. Welcome to Meaningful Mondays, the Community Foundation of Middlesex County’s (CFMC) podcast sharing stories of Good People Doing Great Things – Locally! Cynthia Clegg, CFMC, is joined by Carolyn Lyle of SOS Trees in this week’s episode. Carolyn discusses what led her to starting the SOS Trees group, how they connected with CFMC, and the events and programs they are offering to help the…

Meaningful Mondays Episode 8 – Westbrook High School Career Connections

Welcome to Meaningful Mondays, the Community Foundation of Middlesex County’s (CFMC) podcast sharing stories of Good People Doing Great Things – Locally! Episode 8 – We each travel our own unique path, both personal and professional. However, sometimes determining what path to choose can be truly daunting. Don’t know what to expect? How to make a good choice? Or even what the choices may be? Westbrook High School has developed a program to help our youth with some of those most challenging questions – and offers the tools and tips to navigate the next steps. Cynthia Clegg, CFMC, is joined…

Meaningful Mondays Episode 7 – CT Youth Excellence Project

Welcome to Meaningful Mondays, the Community Foundation of Middlesex County’s (CFMC) podcast sharing stories of Good People Doing Great Things – Locally! We live in a wonderful community full of remarkable individuals, businesses, and nonprofit organizations working – together – to help make Middlesex County a great place to live, work, and play. Join us and start your Monday off in a meaningful way as we talk with Good People Doing Great Things. Episode 7 – mentoring can make all the difference in a person’s life. Mentoring programs help our youth connect with our community, build strong relationships, and learn…

Meaningful Mondays Episode 6 – Kai Belton

Welcome to Meaningful Mondays, the Community Foundation of Middlesex County’s (CFMC) podcast sharing stories of Good People Doing Great Things – Locally! We live in a wonderful community full of remarkable individuals, businesses, and nonprofit organizations working – together – to help make Middlesex County a great place to live, work, and play. Join us and start your Monday off in a meaningful way as we talk with Good People Doing Great Things. Episode 6 – we are surrounded by remarkable women. In all aspects of our lives in Middlesex County, incredible women are working together to ensure a better today…

Meaningful Mondays Episode 5 – Laura Colebank

Welcome to Meaningful Mondays, the Community Foundation of Middlesex County’s (CFMC) podcast sharing stories of Good People Doing Great Things – Locally! We live in a wonderful community full of remarkable individuals, businesses, and nonprofit organizations working – together – to help make Middlesex County a great place to live, work, and play. Join us and start your Monday off in a meaningful way as we talk with Good People Doing Great Things. Episode 5 – volunteers are amazing people. They give of their time and their talent to support nonprofit organizations throughout our region. Cynthia Clegg, CFMC, talks with…

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