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The spirit of Caring for Bethlehem comes from a long history of people giving time and resources selflessly to build the community of Bethlehem, Connecticut as we know it today.
Supporting Community Needs
Donations are targeted where the greatest needs exist.
Keeping Neighbors Warm
Heating a home is essential for dignified living. Your donation provides for necessary fuel or emergency heating repairs to keep your neighbors warm when they find their wallets empty and the oil tank dry, the electricity shut off, or the furnace not working.
Nearly 60 families have been warmed by your generosity so far this winter.
Supporting Our Students
Education is the path to the future. Your donation to the Bethlehem Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to Bethlehem’s graduating seniors in need. Applicants must be planning to continue their education, whether in college, nursing, technical or vocational programs.
The amount contributed to the fund each year determines how many scholarships will be available.
Taking a Bite Out of Hunger
The Bethlehem Food Bank provides food to Bethlehem residents in need.
Shelves are stocked through donations of money, nonperishable foods, and fresh seasonal produce from the Bethlehem Community Garden as well as through fundraising events and local food drives.
The volunteer team managing the food bank are committed to providing a range of healthy food options to our most vulnerable families in a manner that respects their privacy and dignity. Your contribution will make a difference in their lives.
Helping in Times of Need
Unexpected expenses can be overwhelming. Your donation to the Bethlehem Assistance Fund provides rapid monetary response for Bethlehem residents who face emergency situations. The car needs repair in order to get to work; the refrigerator stopped; the medical bills are mounting; the insurance payment is due; all these and many more immediate needs are addressed by this fund.
Other Bethlehem Organizations
Participating in Give Local
Preserving the History of Bethlehem
The Old Bethlem Historical Society preserves important and interesting historical documents and artifacts related to our town.
The Historical Society has a wonderful collection of farm implements, costumes, antique quilts, area photographs and paintings, and documents, all available to the public.
Whether you visit our museum to see the special exhibits, attend our yearly programs offered through the History Bites Lecture Series, or stop by the schoolhouse during the Christmas Town Festival, we welcome you.
Engaging People in the Joy of Music
Our invitation is in our name: Chime In!
We engage people in the joy and sense of community that music fosters through participation and performance.
Our handbell concerts are interactive and include a time for our audience and supporters to chime in! Our home base is Bethlehem, but we share our handbell music at a diversity of locations and venues, near and far, throughout the year.
We are passionate about making and sharing music.
Protecting & Preserving Bethlehem Lands
The Bethlehem Land Trust is a private, tax-exempt nonprofit 501c3 organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. We are dedicated to the conservation of open space, agricultural land, forests, water resources, and native plant and animal life, all of which contribute to the rural character of our community.
Promoting Innovation & Creativity through Music
The Woodbury-Bethlehem Community Music Foundation provides funding for a variety of free concerts, for scholarships for music lessons for young musicians, for supporting music programs by local organizations, and for enhancing school music programs in the Woodbury and Bethlehem area.
Caring for Bethlehem, Inc. is an all-volunteer non-profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public charity organization incorporated in the State of Connecticut. Donations to Caring for Bethlehem, Inc. are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.
A small portion of donations to Caring for Bethlehem are used cover the minimal operating costs of the organization.
The Board of Directors regularly disperses money from the Caring for Bethlehem General Fund to where it is needed most. Primarily supporting the Bethlehem Food Bank, the Bethlehem Comfort Closet, the Bethlehem Assistance Fund, and the Bethlehem Fuel Bank, the Directors strive to maximize the impact of all donations.
Bethlehem Food Bank, Bethlehem Comfort Closet, Bethlehem Fuel Bank, Bethlehem Assistance Fund, and Bethlehem Scholarship Fund are registered trade names of Caring for Bethlehem, Inc. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law. 100% of contributions to these programs are distributed to provide assistance for local individuals and families regardless of race, religion, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry, citizenship, veteran or disability status, or of any other class protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
Caring for Bethlehem, Inc. PO Box 5, Bethlehem, CT 06751
The Bethlehem Community Fund is administered by the First Church of Bethlehem and managed by a community-based advisory board. 100% of contributions to this fund are added to the endowment. A portion of funds from the endowment are distributed annually to provide capital expense assistance to local individuals and families regardless of race, religion, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry, citizenship, veteran or disability status, or of any other class protected by applicable federal, state, or local law, and to local non-profit organizations and institutions.
Old Bethlem Historical Society is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit organization incorporated in the State of Connecticut.
Bethlehem Land Trust is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit organization incorporated in the State of Connecticut.
Chime In! Music With a Mission is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit organization incorporated in the State of Connecticut.
We Sing! Children's Choir of Connecticut is a registered trade name of Chime In! Music with a Mission, Inc.
Woodbury-Bethlehem Community Music Foundation is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit organization incorporated in the State of Connecticut.