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Norwalk Knights Of Columbus Helps Paint Smiles On Faces Of Teens, Seniors

Knights of Columbus St. Matthew Council 14360 donated funds to allow for some teens from foster care and home-care seniors for a day of fun, laughs and artistic creativity by going to The Muse Paint Bar in South Norwalk over the summer.
Knights of Columbus St. Matthew Council 14360 donated funds to allow for some teens from foster care and home-care seniors for a day of fun, laughs and artistic creativity by going to The Muse Paint Bar in South Norwalk over the summer. Photo Credit: Contributed
Teens from foster care and home-care seniors enjoyed a day of fun, laughs and artistic creativity at The Muse Paint Bar.
Teens from foster care and home-care seniors enjoyed a day of fun, laughs and artistic creativity at The Muse Paint Bar. Photo Credit: Contributed

NORWALK, Conn. -- The Knights of Columbus St. Matthew Council 14360 donated funds from various fundraisers to allow teens from foster care and home-care seniors to go to The Muse Paint Bar in South Norwalk over the summer.

Megan Hague from Family and Children's Agency of Norwalk (FCA) said this latest program was a huge success. Since 2009, Knights of Columbus St. Matthew Council has supported the agency's for various programs and events benefiting foster kids.

"We mixed up the seating so the teens and seniors could interact, and they had such and fun and engaging time connecting over the art," said Hague.

"The FCA does great work in the local community, and our council is honored to help a great organization and most importantly help the youth of tomorrow and our seniors. Seeing the smiles on the kids’ and Seniors faces makes it all worth it,” said Past Grand Knight George Ribellino.

In addition, the council donated funds for backpacks and school supplies for the foster care children in preparation for the start of the school year.

FCA President Robert Cashel was also pleased saying, “We are grateful to our friends at The St. Matthew Knights of Columbus for sponsoring a summer painting event for our clients. The youth from our foster care programs and our Home Care seniors were able to laugh and connect through a universal expression of emotion, art. The canvas painting event was a new experience for each of the clients who attended and there was a special joy each participant had when they completed their masterpieces.”

FCA is a nonprofit organization that offers services to all ages, from children to seniors, to build strength and help provide their needs. FCA serves Fairfield County and the surrounding areas. The St. Matthew Knights of Columbus Council helps organizations around Norwalk like the Malta House, Homes for the Brave and The Foster Care Agency of Connecticut.

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