SPRINGFIELD TOGETHER WELCOMES YOU
MAKE A DIFFERENCE TODAY
SPRINGFIELD TOGETHER AIMS TO IMPROVE THE REALITIES OF LIFE BY PROVIDING OPPORTUNITIES TO ACHIEVE SUCCESS THROUGH YOUTH DEVELOPMENT AND EDUCATION AND BY ATHLETIC AND BY SOCIAL AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT WITH YOUTH AND FAMILIES.
Here at Springfield Together, we are committed to investing our expertise and resources in order to further achieve our cause. Since 2013, we’ve been supporting our community members in a variety of ways. Just imagine what we can achieve together! Starting as a small group who wanted to make a difference, we teamed up with the C3 Police Unit and became a non-profit organization in 2015.
Our roots began with hosting community events, which we now accomplish to a much larger scale. Springfield Together, Inc. is quickly evolving into an organization that is striving to change the reputation of Springfield, one step at at a time.
SOME PAST EVENTS
2020-2021 COVID RESPONSE
With our organization’s mission always in mind, we strive to find new ways for strengthening the bond between members of the community, especially during these unprecedented times.
We are still hosting all of our annual events that we used to do, just in a new COVID friendly drive-thru style.
Springfield together brings together hundreds of children, teens, adults, and the Police in various parties including Easter Parties, Decorating Parties, Christmas/Holiday Parties, Ladies' Day Out, End of Year Cookouts, and many more.
INTER PRODUCE FOOD GIVEAWAY
We work closely with Inter Produce, a special grocery store in Springfield, to donate boxes of fresh produce to students and their families. Whenever the owner, Ali Bulut, has enough produce to fill approximately 200 boxes, he conducts a food giveaway. With the help of Springfield Together, Inc. and the City Connects representatives, the donations reach the children's families in Springfield schools. He has conducted six events in the last 12 months.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Gary Delisle was born and raised in Springfield and now lives in East Longmeadow with his wife. He is a graduate of Westfield State University. Organized, trustworthy, fun. These are just a few of the ways we can describe Gary. He loves spending time with children in the community, and has played the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus for our community events.
Philip Bambara is treasurer of Springfield Together. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. He became a certified public accountant (CPA) and worked at Price Waterhouse & Co and Aetna Life Insurance.
He began his own accounting firm and currently practices in Vernon, CT. Phil is also co-chairman of Rebuilding Together of Manchester, CT Inc. Rebuilding Together (not affiliated with Springfield Together) is a not-for-profit entity that repairs owner-occupied homes of the elderly, veterans, physically challenged, and others who do not have the financial where-with-all to pay for the repairs themselves.
Jerry Nardi has been active with several humanitarian projects and charities throughout his life. Foremost is the Cospas-Sarsat Program, chartered to assist rescue workers to save lives using satellite aided location data. He has also volunteered for the Christian Appalachian Project, helping people in rural Kentucky, and Rebuilding Together which assists the elderly of Manchester, CT with needed housing improvements. He also administers a private charity foundation with goals to assist children challenged with disabilities and educational needs. A graduate of Notre Dame University and the University of Maryland, Mr. Nardi understands the importance that personal-level encouragement in shaping the character of youth, family and the community.
Director and Clerk
Neil Phillips has been practicing law since 1979. He is a graduate of Westfield State University and Western New England Law. He has been involved in the Springfield community for many years. He has actively worked with the C3 to organize and host several community events and also sits on the Board for Celebration of Hope of Western Mass, a non-profit aimed at supporting people with cancer, their families, and caregivers.
OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS
THE LAW OFFICES OF DUNN AND PHILLIPS, P.C
SPRINGFIELD ELKS LODGE
ALL ABOUT YOU HOME HEALTHCARE, LLC
INTER PRODUCE SUPERMARKET
STROUNG YOUNG MINDS
BIG Y WORLD CLASS MARKET
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Your support is important to our work at Springfield Together. There are many ways you can contribute towards our causes, and every little bit that you commit goes a long way in helping us fulfill our mission. Learn more about how you can get involved and take advantage of the opportunity to do some good.