New Covenant House of Hospitality
Stamford, Connecticut

There is no greater act of human kindness than to feed the hungry.


Students at Turn of River Middle School (Stamford) understand that cold feet and holey socks are a problem for those struggling to feed their families. Last week, they collected and donated 500 pairs of new socks and delivered them Friday afternoon.

Eighth-grader Mason Perkins, the driving force behind the sock collection, is the local representative for Sox Warm Hearts, a national community outreach program that aims to give socks to those in need.

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Catholic Charities of Fairfield County is hosting the 11th Annual Celebrity Breakfast Fundraiser to benefit New Covenant House – “Stamford’s Only Soup Kitchen” – on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at Woodway Country Club in Darien from 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

This year, the event will feature keynote speaker Ernie Anastos.

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Come join us for Master Zumba! Saturday, March 14, 2015 – 11:00am – 12:30pm, at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church.

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John Gutman

New Covenant House, lower Fairfield County’s Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry and a key program of Catholic Charities, announces the appointment of John R. Gutman as Executive Director.

John, a longtime volunteer at New Covenant House, brings a wide range of experience from the corporate world. Prior to joining New Covenant House, he was CEO of his own consultancy focused on growing start-ups and mid-tier enterprises through strategic positioning, and corporate sponsorship.

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Paul has served on the New Covenant House board for a number of years and has served as its President for the last 3. He has spearheaded a $1.5 million capital campaign to move and expand the facility, which is the largest soup kitchen in the State. Over the last few months, Paul and his team have raised in excess of $1,000,000 making the move very viable.

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Paul Harinstein
Published 7:35 pm, Saturday, November 29, 2014 | Stamford Advocate Article

The holidays are upon us, and for many it is time to remember and count our endless blessings. At New Covenant House, Stamford’s only soup kitchen, we are particularly grateful this Thanksgiving for the many volunteers and supporters who have made and continue to make our work possible.

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Paul Harinstein, Chair of the New Covenant House Advisory Board and Laure Aubuchon, New Covenant House Capital Campaign Chair announced today the receipt of a grant of $500,000 from the Herbert and Nell Singer Foundation, Stamford, CT for its current Capital Campaign.

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On November 3, 2014, the New Covenant House Advisory Board hosted its annual Harvest Table Fundraiser. This year the event was held at the County Club of Darien and was sold out with 216 guests in attendance. “It is the 4th year this event is being held and it has truly become institutional as a fundraising event for Catholic Charities,” says Al Barber, President.

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