Making a Difference in Northwest Litchfield County
Whether it's helping a Sharon mother of six graduate nursing school, a grant for a new education center at Great Mountain Forest or building affordable housing with Habitat for Humanity of Northwest CT – BTCF donors are changing lives in your community. Explore our work together:
When you want to make a difference in northwest Litchfield County, BTCF gives you easier and more effective ways to do it:
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grantee spotlight: AGING COMFORTABLY WITH CHORE SERVICE
Karl Saliter moved to Sharon, Conn. in 1969 with five kids and no job. He had been let go at the worst possible time for a fuel purveyor to get started in a new market. "So I decided to fight the problem," says Karl in a recent interview. "I went out and competed with the company that had fired me."
Over the course of nearly 30 years, Karl went from a client base of zero to 3,000. "Everybody in the tri-state area knows him," says Toli Fliakos, Karl's caretaker. "He's always been modest about his success." Read full story.
NW LITCHFIELD COUNTY STATISTICS:
Northwest Litchfield County's quaint small towns have one of the highest median household incomes in our region – yet over half of our students never go on to college.
Learn about BTCF initiatives addressing regional issues and how you can help:
- Population in northwest Litchfield County: 21,333
- Median Household Income: $69,484
- People Below Poverty Level: 8.3%
- Children Under 5 Below Poverty Level: 13.8%
- No College Education: 49.0%