Honoring a History of Helping: Joe Kaliko Retires from The Needs Clearing House

Congratulations to The Building Hope Foundation Inc.'s 2019 Scholarship Recipient, Doug. Doug is the son of a Stamford, CT firefighter and is attending the University of Richmond. We wish him all success in his studies!

​For scholarship details and an application, click HERE.

​The The Building Hope Foundation Inc. is proud to announce the 2018 Scholarship Award Recipients: Liana DeLaRosa and Jasmine Tenesaca. Jasmine is an EMT worker and Liana's family works in the building field. We wish them all the best! Congratulations! 
Pictured L to R: BHF's Mary Boudreau, Liana with parents Mrs.Henry DeLaRosa. Mr. DeLaRosa works is employed by Rings End. 

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Scholarship Awarded

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All best to Ryan and Paige, our 2021 Scholarship recipients!

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Building Hope Foundation teams up with The Church of the Blessed Sacrament, Marine Corps and local residents for the Annual Toys for Tots Holiday Toy Drive. 

Assisting Kids in Crisis

Supplying Meals

​Each month the The Building Hope Foundation Inc. supplies pizza meals to over 300 people: The first Thu. of each month to the Bridgeport Rescue Mission, both to the main facility and the women’s shelter. They feed homeless/needy. The third Sun. of each month at the John St. bridge underpass. The Helping Hands Outreach group distributes to homeless who line up there. The third Fri. of each month to the Disability Resource Network, at both their Bridgeport and Derby locations, as a treat to their clients. The DRN works with children and adults with disabilities and helps them to achieve independent living. "Oh my gosh!! Thank you all so much!! Everything is going great and we all are enjoying this monthly treat!  Thank you,

Christi Pope | Director of Compassion Ministries Bridgeport Rescue Mission … fighting poverty from the inside out..."

The Building Hope Foundation Inc. project for Kids in Crisis: a bluestone walkway and ramp to provide safer access and entrance. Much appreciation for the contributions from vendors Devine Brothers Inc, and Reyes Masonry. Moving forward, Building Hope Foundation will function in a volunteer consulting capacity for Kids in Crisis.

Each year the Building Hope Foundation presents awards and recognitions to association members for their excellence in their respective industry at The Building Hope Foundation presents their philanthropic awards for outstanding commitment of donated time and resources to the Building Hope Foundation, a non-profit organization that benefits disadvantaged homeowners, veterans and special needs families in Fairfield County. More on this story HERE.

Building Hope Foundation Projects

Community Rallies to Assist Child

Scholarships Awarded

The Building Hope Foundation was awarded a $2,500 grant from the First Niagara Foundation to be used for future projects. More on this story  HERE.

Toys For Tots Annual Toy Drive

​The Building Hope Foundation Inc.responded to a request from The Needs Clearing House Inc. to help a seven-year-old girl suffering from a rare form of muscular dystrophy. The Needs Clearing House has been arranging for the purchase of or the commitment to donate more than $4,000 worth of durable medical supplies including braces for her legs and back. The Building Hope Foundation was among the charitable foundations assisting with this cause with a donation of $1,500.  ​​

More on this story HERE.

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Joe Kaliko, founder of the Greenwich-based nonprofit The Needs Clearing House, was honored during a farewell tribute in Bridgeport on June 23rd. Bridgeport Police Chief AJ Perez, Mayor Joe Ganim, Sen. Richard Blumenthal, and The Building Hope Foundation Inc were all in attendance at the ceremony. Building Hope Foundation  will be taking over sponsorship of the Needs Clearing House Inc's "Pizza Nights" program for the homeless and Music Therapy sessions for an autistic girl, both in Bridgeport, effective immediately. Read more about the event, Joe Kaliko, and the Needs Clearing House at News 12 Connecticut  HERE.

Building Hope Foundation Holds the

First Annual Celebration of Hope Gala

Scholarships Awarded

First Niagara Foundation Awards Grant to Building Hope Foundation 

In 2016 The Building Hope Foundation awarded it's first annual  Building Hope Scholarships to Francesca Rallo of Hamden, CT and Robin Rockwell of Newtown, CT.

For further story on the first scholarship recipients, click HERE.

For scholarship details and an application, click HERE.

In December 2020, The Building Hope Foundation Inc. in collaboration with the Marine Veterans of Fairfield County and Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, delivered a large truckload of toys to Blessed Sacrament Church (Bridgeport, Connecticut) for distribution to the children in the Bridgeport community. Children from more than 200 families will receive the toys. The Foundation is proud to be a part of bringing joy to children and families in this difficult year. News 12 CT article and video HERE.