Restore Hope Banquet

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Our Restore Hope Banquet is the cornerstone of our Restore Hope Campaign in support of the Mission’s ongoing programs and services in Bridgeport and our outreach in South Norwalk. This year’s banquet will take place on Thursday, October 5 at Crowne Plaza Stamford. Registration begins at 6:00pm and the dinner and program begins at 7:00pm.

Each year we highlight a Compassion In Action honoree –  one church,  one business, and one community organization that consistently demonstrates these exemplary characteristics:

  • Willing to put hands and feet to work to serve the hungry, homeless and addicted.
  • Advocates publicly for the poor and downtrodden of coastal Fairfield County.
  • Commits financial or material resources to make a significant impact

For more information about our Restore Hope Banquet or sponsorship opportunities please email, Kim Fawcett or call Kim at 203-333-4087 ext. 113 or email Donna Romano or call Donna at 203-333-4087, ext. 111.

2017 Featured Guest Speaker – George Chochos, “From Jail to Yale” 

George Chochos currently serves as a Genesis Addiction Counselor and Men’s Supportive Housing Program Case Manager for Bridgeport Rescue Mission and is a candidate in the STM program at Yale Divinity School. In May 2016, he received an M.Div. from Yale Divinity School and one of the school’s top honors—the Walcott Calkins Prize, a preaching award.  Prior to starting his studies at Yale, Chochos earned AA and BA degrees from Bard College through the Bard Prison Initiative as well as a master’s degree from New York Theological Seminary, all while serving a 14-year prison sentence. George married his lovely wife, Amie, in June of 2016.