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Winter Appeal

November, 2023

Dear Friends and Supporters,

As the season of giving quickly approaches, I hope this letter finds you embracing the spirit of giving.

Another year at New Haven Legal Assistance Association is winding down and I cannot help but feel deep pride and gratitude for the work we’ve been able to do this year, which, without your continued support, would not be possible.

At its core, LAA is tasked with giving voice to the voiceless and with being a beacon of hope and justice for the most vulnerable and underserved among us. Everyday, I watch my incredible staff rise to this challenge. We have helped secure stable housing for countless families, fought for fair wages for workers being exploited in their workplaces, helped improve educational outcomes for children lacking the support they need, and so much more. Our Community and Economic Justice Unit continues to build partnerships between neighborhood groups and individuals for the purposes of empowering the community to work toward equitable economic development opportunities, and staff is on the ground helping the tenant unionization movement fight for fair renting practices.

We are able to make a difference in the lives of people in our community because of you. By donating to LAA today, you can help us continue to do so.

2024 marks our 60th year in service of Greater New Haven, and we have some exciting things in store for you, our generous supporters, and for the community we serve. We are immensely grateful to those of you who have supported us in the past and who believe in our mission as strongly as we do.

To help us mark this momentous milestone, we ask that you consider contributing an ever larger gift. Your support is an acknowledgement of the good work we’ve been able to do over these last sixty years. Give today to ensure LAA is there to provide equal access to justice for the next sixty.

Warmest Regards,

Alexis H. Smith

Executive Director