Holiday Programs

Thank You for Your Support of the Holiday Program

Orange Community Assistance Programs 
Need Your Help
!

As the holiday season approaches, Community Services will be busy making and accepting food baskets for our families and residents in need.  We look to the community to sponsor the food baskets. We also have an Adopt a Family Program, which we look for sponsors to do gift giving for children, families and residents that have been identified as being in need.  We can also use grocery gift cards to distribute and monetary donations are appreciated too.  If you are able, please consider donating non perishable food items to our Food Bank. In addition, we have a Fuel Bank for residents who need help with fuel that is maintained only by funds donated by the community.   We all know how costly it is to heat our homes in the winter. As a matter of fact, all of the Community Assistance Programs are sustained solely by donations and the generosity of our community. So please support our programs and help our Orange neighbors in need.  Please let us know if you wish to be a sponsor or give a donation, just give us a call at Community Services 203-891-4788, or stop by our office in the High Plains Community Center located at 525 Orange Center Road, Orange.

Thank you

Joan Cretella 
Director of Orange Community Services


Here are some ways for you to help in the community…

Fall Food Drive to replenish the Orange Food Bank - Community Services distributes non-perishable items to Orange residents in need on a monthly basis and in emergency situations. Some suggestions are: dry milk, cereal, juice, canned chicken/turkey or tuna, chili, hash, rice, pasta, crackers, peanut butter, coffee, tea, toiletries, paper goods, Ensure ad any other non-perishable item that can help a resident in need.

Food Baskets – Holiday food baskets containing complete supplies for a meal are assembled and distributes to eligible Orange residents for Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas.

Donations of grocery gift certificates/cards to purchase items not provided in the Basket. Any monetary amount from $20 and up.

For Monetary donations to our Community Programs Fund please contact Denise Stein or Kim Callahan at (203) 891-4788.

Please make checks payable to: Treasurer, Town of Orange

Mail to: 
Orange Community Services Department 
525 Orange Center Rd 
Orange, CT 06477


  1. Joan Cretella

    Director of Community Services
    Phone: 203-891-4786

  2. Denise Stein

    Elderly Outreach Service Worker
    Phone: 203-891-4787

  3. Kimberly Callahan

    Admin Assistant & Transportation Coordinator
    Phone: 203-891-4788

  4. Physical Address
    High Plains Community Center
    525 Orange Center Road
    Orange, CT 06477