Ben Goldman’s Charity Corner: The Mill Foundation

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First came peanut butter and jelly, then hand sanitizer and diet Sprite… and now, the next great combo is here– Ben Goldman’s Charity Corner and Damon Scott’s Charity Blog!  These two are teaming up to showcase a different charity organization that’s doing good in the community!

The Mill Foundation is an organization with a simple but important task– to make kids happy.  When kids are in the hospital, the Mill Foundation will raise money to fill the hospital’s toy closets.  Get more details on this great organization from Ben and Damon!

Happiness can be a great form of medicine, and The Mill Foundation is dedicated to putting smiles on kids’ faces.  The Mill Foundation came to be in 2006, when a family in Southington had a child who was diagnosed with cancer.  Five or six other families on the same street rallied together, to help the little girl.  As she got better, they expanded to help other kids in a similar circumstance, with the simplest and most important of goals– putting smiles on kids’ faces.  The name came from the road the neighbors all live on– Old Mill Road.

It’s a great story of how a group of concerned people can start the genesis of something that just builds and builds 7 years later.  Now, each year they host a huge dinner at the Aqua Turf, which is packed year after year, mostly by residents of the same town.  It’s a heart warming scene, to see an entire town come together to help make the lives of these kids a little happier.

This great organization operates all year round, and they need your help.  The Mill Foundation will accept donations of any size, which will help brighten the day of a kid who could really use it.  Anyone can afford to donate a Matchbox car, which could mean the world to a child in the hospital. 

For more information on the Mill Foundation, CLICK HERE or email Ben Goldman at bgoldman@foxct.com

Tune into Ben Goldman’s Charity Corner on Fox CT Thursdays during the 4pm news, and help keep Connecticut Charitable!

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