November 4, 2010

Dear Friend of the Petit Family Foundation:

“Go forward with the inclination to live with a faith that
embodies action: Help a neighbor, fight for a cause,
and love your family. Do these things, in your own little
way, to spread the work of these three wonderful women.”

With these words Dr. William Petit memorialized his wife, Jennifer Lynn Hawke-Petit, and his daughters Hayley Elizabeth Petit and Michaela Rose Petit and created the Petit Family Foundation to honor their memory and continue the kindness, idealism and activism that defined their lives.

These recent weeks and months have been particularly challenging as the initial judicial process begins to approach closure. During this difficult time the shining stars that were Jennifer-Hawke Petit, Hayley Elizabeth Petit, and Michaela Rose Petit, what they represent and what was lost once again comes clearly into focus. The emotional and spiritual support provided by so many during this difficult time remains deeply moving and greatly appreciated. In memory of these three remarkable women, the Foundation’s mission remains that of fostering the education of young people, especially women in the sciences; to improve the lives of those affected by chronic illness and to support efforts to protect and help those affected by violence.

With the support and generosity of so many donors and supporters the following is a partial list of grant recipients that have received funding from the PFF:

•  BE THE CHANGE COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARDS (Cheshire & Plainville)
•  PRUDENCE CRANDALL ROSE HILL CENTER (New Britain and 8 surrounding towns)
•  PATHWAYS SENDEROS (New Britain)
•  PARENT CHILD CENTER (Bristol)
•  MANES IN MOTION/HOSPITAL FOR SPECIAL CARE FOUNDATION (New Britain/Middletown)
•  AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION (CT/National)
•  2 VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE (Cheshire)
•  ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE (Hamden)
•  SHELTER FOR WOMEN (Hartford)
•  FOOD BANK (Plainville)
•  REFLEX SYMPATHETIC DYSTROPHY SYNDROME ASSOCIATION (Milford CT)
•  SAN FILIPPO SYNDROME ASSOCIATION (National)
•  HAYLEY’S HOPE AND MICHAELA’S MIRACLE MEMORIAL MS FUND (CT) 
•  MIDDLE SCHOOL SCIENCE/METEOROLOGY AND HUMAN BIOLOGY PROGRAM (Plainville)
•  PRIMARY SCHOOL SCIENCE PROGRAM (Cheshire)
•  SUSAN B. ANTHONY PROJECT (Torrington and 22 surrounding towns)
•  INTERVAL HOUSE (Hartford and 23 other towns)
•  BOYS AND GIRLS VILLAGE (Milford)
•  JUSTICE FOR MY SISTER DOCUMENTARY (National)
•  NEW HAVEN LITERACY PROGRAM
•  SURVIVORS OF HOMICIDE (Wethersfield/Statewide)
•  ARC SUMMER PROGRAM (Plainville)
•  JUNTA FOR PROGRESSIUVE ACTION (New Haven)
•  ST. JUDE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL (National)
•  SAVE THE CHILDREN (National)
•  JANE DOE NO MORE (Waterbury)
•  NCFADS (North Carolina)
•  PLAINVILLE ADULT RESOURCE CENTER
•  MY SISTER’S PLACE (Hartford)
•  CHILDREN’S TUMOR FOUNDATION (Long Island, New York/National)
•  CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION (CT/National)
•  WOMEN & FAMILIES CENTER (Meriden & 28 surrounding South-Central CT towns)

As the Foundation enters its third full year of providing funding to the good causes consistent with its mission, and as we continue to honor the memory of these wonderful women, we are thankful for your past and ongoing support. The outpouring of community and individual support has been truly remarkable and greatly appreciated.

As 2010 winds down we hope that you will keep The Petit Family Foundation in mind as you finalize your end of year charitable giving. For your convenience we have enclosed an envelope for your use.

We wish you a happy, healthy and blessed holiday season with a New Year filled with peace, hope and love.

With warm regards,

Michael Chambrello        
Chairman, Development Committee

P.S. Please help us to honor the memory of Jennifer, Hayley, and Michaela by helping others. Please give as generously as you can.


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