The holidays are meant to be a time of joyful reflection and loving connection with friends and family. However, there are families that face challenging financial times that don’t disappear when the festivities begin. The Hoffman Auto Group has supported the Community Renewal Team (CRT) for about 30 years and continues to help spread cheer by partnering with them to provide over 200 local families every year with baskets full of delicious food to prepare a holiday meal. “We believe in the importance of strengthening our community by supporting local charities which provide services to families and children in need, ” said I. Bradley Hoffman, co-chairman of Hoffman Auto Group. He continues, “the Hoffman family finds great joy and fulfillment in continuing the tradition of presenting the CRT with gift baskets for families to enjoy over the holiday season.” Jeffrey S. Hoffman, co-chairman of Hoffman Auto Group and member of the CRT Board of Trustees commented, “day in and day out CRT helps people in the Hartford community in so many ways (food, education, housing, health). It gives us great pleasure to be able to help families through our partnership with CRT.”
CRT was established in 1963 to provide members of the community help with child care, home heating assistance, affordable preschool, financial fitness, job skills and even a matched savings program. Part of the wrap-around service includes helping clients meet basic needs, including food assistance. In over 50 years of dedication to the community, the CRT has become the largest nonprofit human agency in Connecticut.
The Hoffmans and the employees of Hoffman Auto Group encourage you to become involved in your local community and consider supporting CRT throughout the year. There are a variety of opportunities for businesses and individuals to ‘pay it forward.’ When you become involved with CRT through volunteer opportunities; corporate, community and educational partnerships; as well as, sponsorships and individual donations; you have a tremendous impact in the lives of people within the community. Over 130,000 people benefit from the programs and services of the CRT every year. For more details about CRT, visit www.crtct.org