Community Outreach Committee concludes successful 2018

Community Outreach Committee concludes successful 2018

The Northeast Medical Group (NEMG) Community Outreach Committee is wrapping up another busy and successful year.

Led by Robert Mitchell, COC chair and manager of practice operations, the committee supported the New Haven, Bridgeport, New London and Greenwich regions by organizing and conducting a variety of activities and drives, including:

  • Donated more than 2,000 toys to “Toys For Tots”
  • Collected more than 540 winter coats/accessories and non-perishable food items for organizations throughout the New Haven, New London, Bridgeport and Greenwich areas
  • Collected 40 backpacks and hygienic items for Youth Continuum, a New Haven organization that works with homeless and at-risk teenagers and young adults
  • Formed teams to participate in and raise money for Greenwich’s Breast Cancer Walk for Hope and the Greater New Haven American Heart Association’s Heart Walk
  • Completed seven meal services for the Ronald McDonald House Volunteer Meal program
  • Welcomed more than 50 attendees to the first-ever NEMG community health fair June 2 to raise awareness of preventive health care and NEMG specialty services
  • Sponsored the Groton Senior Center Pickleball fundraiser tournament, providing t-shirts, medals, water, snacks, bags and a players’ net
  • In conjunction with the Groton Senior Center, COC members Alberto Charles and Kim Abell hosted two MyChart demonstration and sign-up assistance sessions
  • Dished out hundreds of bowls of soup to raise money for the Groton Senior Center, as part of the  “Souper Bowl” event
  • Held a toy drive for Safe Futures, a New London-area program that provides housing for families escaping domestic violence
  • Collaborated with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Connecticut to support their “Be Smart, Don’t Start” smoking-cessation program

NEMG thanks all the Community Outreach Committee members for their hard work and dedication to helping those in need throughout the NEMG community, including:

Robert Mitchell Lindsey Bohan Cynthia Georgette
Chris Hines Rick Coppola Jessica Tottenham
Cecilia Torres  Robert Dickman Matt Matera
Judith Stovall  Candise Smith Nicole Marino
Tameeka Parks  Lisa Kesselmark Kwame Davenport
Stephanie Beauton  Cynthia Diatovali Muqaddim Ali
Kimberley Abell Sonia Stavens Alberto Charles
Kevin Twohig, MD John Bohrer Maria Russo