Neighbors Help Neighbors is a special community give back initiative created through the Bethel Chamber of Commerce. The idea came from new community members Chris Campanaro and Sam Baker to do something special for the town of Bethel. To help our neighbors, to increase the value of the homes in our community, and to create deep long lasting connections through the act of giving.
Our mission is to create a unified commitment to community based support in Neighbors Help Neighbors, where we will raise funds for Bethel residents who are in need of assistance with any outdoor painting and/or exterior home repair projects.
This initiative has multiple facets. We will conduct several grassroots, community focused, enjoyable fundraising events throughout the year and 100% of the proceeds will go to Neighbors Help Neighbors.
On October 29, 2016, we organized a fall Movie Night on Bethel’s Municipal Lawn as a kickoff fundraiser for Neighbors Help Neighbors. At this event, Newtown Savings Bank generously donated $3,000 to this cause, which generated several news coverage opportunities and widespread promotion. Additionally, on November 23rd Bethel Cinema sponsored a movie event in support of Neighbors Help Neighbors in which all of the proceeds generated were donated to the charity.
In addition to our event based fundraisers, we will look to the generosity of our corporate community members who believe in the mission and want to help serve a bigger purpose.
We look forward to the increased and continued support of the community of Bethel where, “by raising up our neighbors we raise up our community.”