There are many different ways you can get involved with our efforts at Career Resources, Inc.

Through direct donations, corporate gift matches, gifts in-kind, and volunteering are always ways to contribute to CRI. You can also apply to work with the Career Resources family today!

Donations

Career Resources, Inc. is a successful organization today thanks to donors like you.

Your collective support has impacted countless young people, adults, and families as they embark on their journey toward economic and personal self-sufficiency. At CRI, your gift makes a difference. Thank you!

Donation checks can be mailed to:

Career Resources, Inc.
1000 Fairfield Avenue #303
Bridgeport, CT 06604

Online donations can be sent here:

Matching Corporate Gifts

Many companies offer programs that will “match” charitable contribution made by their employees, employee’s spouses, or retirees. Corporate gift matching can often double the amount of a donation and expand the benefits that our participants receive as a result of your generosity. Email Angela Pellegrino-Grant at pellegrinogrant@careerresources.org for more information.

Gifts in Kind

Lucy Baney Family Reunification Center

Supplies for women & children

The Lucy Baney Family Reunification Center is in constant need for supplies for its residents. Suggested donations include baby food, dental hygeine products, hair care products, feminine hygeine products, and craft supplies such as coloring books, crayons, pencils, construction paper, Elmers glue, and more. To donate, please get in touch with Kim Harris.

Stephanie's Closet

Men's clothing

Career Resources is always in need of professional clothes for both men and women. To donate men’s clothing to Stephanie’s Closet, a program of Career Resources, get in touch with Ann Curcio.

Dress for Success

Women's clothing

Career Resources is always in need of professional clothes for both men and women to wear to interviews. Career Resources works with Dress for Success Mid-Fairfield County for women’s clothing. Please visit the website below to learn more about how to donate women’s clothes.

Volunteer

Volunteers play a vital and growing role in the programs provided by CRI serving as mentors and guest speakers in classroom based activities, conducting mock interviews with participants and presenting on topics that include: effective interviewing skills, maintaining a professional profile on social media and dressing for success. Employers throughout the region host CRI clients in their places of work by giving tours, arranging for CRI customers to meet with their employees and providing job shadowing and internships.

Career Coaches

As a career coach, you will meet with CRI participants and students and help them develop a career plan that is realistic and achievable. Help them identify credentials, skills and training needed to be successful in obtaining work in a specific industry. To volunteer with one of CRI’s programs, please contact Dr. William Clark at clark@careerresources.org.

Guest Speaker

As a guest speaker you will make a presentation and facilitate a discussion on a topic that enriches the work-readiness preparation program operated by CRI. Topics include, but are not limited to interview skills, preparing a resume, conducting a successful job search, and career pathways. To volunteer with one of CRI’s programs, please contact Dr. William Clark at clark@careerresources.org.

Service Opportunities for Groups

If you and your group/organization are looking to complete a group service project, Career Resources has opportunities for you! Examples include painting, landscaping, garden installation, and more. If interested, please contact Kim Harris at harris@careerresources.org.

Advocacy

Career Resources works with partners across Connecticut on issues affecting workers with criminal backgrounds. To get involved in advocacy around these issues, please visit the Hire One campaign at http://www.hireone.org and the Malta Justice Initiative at http://maltajusticeinitiative.org.

Work at CRI