On July 18th 2016, the HAN Network talked with Connecticut business owners and leaders during the New Canaan Annual Village Fair and Sidewalk Sale.
Here is what Diane Roth had to say.
Diane Roth, Owner L'Armoire in New Canaan, Connecticut hosted a fundraiser for Puppies Behind Bars. Over $10k was raised during the evening.
Reporter/photo: Justin Papp / Hearst Connecticut Media
NEW CANAAN — Justice is a 4-year-old yellow Labrador retriever and, unlike most dogs, he’s spent some time in prison. He and his handler, Nora Moran, were guests at L’Armoire on Sept. 30, where a fundraiser to support the organization Puppies Behind Bars was held on Sept. 29. Puppies Behind Bars is a New York nonprofit that pairs dogs with prisoners in five correctional facilities in New York and New Jersey. The prisoners then learn how to train the pups to become service dogs for wounded war veterans and explosive detection canines for law enforcement. Though Justice did not complete the program, there are 68 dogs involved with organizations such as the Transportation Security Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and New York’s bomb squad. Proceeds from clothing bought going to the organization. Food was provided by Baldanza Organic Cafe and wine was supplied by New Canaan Wine Merchants. “It’s a huge expense to purchase and bring a dog through the program. We put about $40,000 into each dog between medical care, food and training,” said Moran, who started with Puppies Behind Bars as an inmate puppy raiser in 2000 and is now the director of Dog Tags, the branch of the organization that provides service dogs to wounded vets.
The event raised $9,000 for Puppies Behind Bars, well over the $6,000 goal required to sponsor a puppy.
Women’s boutique L’Armoire hosted a Kentucky Derby themed fundraiser for New Canaan Mounted Troop, a non-profit organization that provides comprehensive educational horsemanship and equine care programs for youth, on Thursday April 28.
Boutique owner Diane Roth, herself an equestrienne, encouraged party guests to dress up Derby-style and invited New York-based women’s hat stylist Ellen Christine, to show off her stunning spring / summer collection, and makeup artist-to-the-stars — Kevin James Bennett.
The evening was a huge success, according to Mounted Troop Executive Director Sara Tucker, with food provided by Gates and drinks supplied by Broken Shed Vodka. Beval Saddlery of New Canaan supported the event, raffling off a gift basket to benefit New Canaan Mounted Troop (NCMT).
The L’Armoire event raised a total of $6,775 for the nonprofit.
In 2012 NCMT launched the Super Troopers Therapeutic Program to serve children and adults with special needs. Last Fall over 60 adults and children with special needs experienced equine care and adaptive riding programs. NCMT is celebrating its 76th year.
Diane Roth, owner of L’Armoire on Park Street, presenting fundraiser proceeds to Sara Tucker, executive director of New Canaan Mounted Troop.
Diane Roth, Owner L'Armoire and Sara Tucker, Executive Director New Canaan Mounted Troop put their best 'hats' forward to promote a joint fundraiser at the store last week.
The first visit was at Eyewitness News, where Kim Lucey interviewed them: http://www.wfsb.com/clip/12385860/derby-themed-fundraiser-held-this-thursday
Next was CT Style where Teresa and Ryan got into the spirit of things and all wore hats by Ellen Christine
News on the amount of $$$ raised to follow!
Thank you New Canaan Darien Magazine for covering our party last year. Great images taken by Jeanna Shepard!
We are hosting a Derby Themed Fundraiser for the New Canaan Mounted Troop (NCMT) on Thursday, April 28th between 5 - 8pm.
New York-based milliner - Ellen Christine – will be back to show off her stunning Spring / Summer collection. Also joining in the fun will be makeup artist to the stars - Kevin James Bennett, who is a multiple Emmy Award winner with over three decades of makeup experience. Enjoy light bites by Gates, drinks by Broken Shed Vodka and special prizes. Beval Saddlery of New Canaan is supporting the event, and will raffle off a gift basket to benefit NCMT that night
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