Birdies for Charity makes a big impact for Malta

Malta House of Care extends heartfelt gratitude to our generous donors who contributed to the Birdies for Charity program as part of the prestigious Travelers Championship. We are immensely grateful for your support! Birdies for Charity harnesses the excitement of the championship to empower nonprofits like Malta in raising awareness and support for our mission. Thanks to the overwhelming support we received, we are set to receive over $11,000 in “Bonus Bucks” courtesy of Webster Bank.

THANK YOU to Travelers for this wonderful opportunity and for going above and beyond to help showcase the incredible work Malta House of Care and all of the Birdies Charities do for our community. We are so grateful for your support and for all of your amazing help throughout the event. And THANK YOU to Webster Bank for your incredible generosity in helping to harness even more funds to help our donors’ dollars have an even greater impact on our patients. We are truly grateful.

But that’s not all! We are excited to share that Malta had the incredible opportunity to be part of the tournament’s “fan zone.” This not only provided us with additional exposure but also allowed us to garner press coverage, enabling us to reach a broader audience and amplify our cause.

We are deeply grateful for the overwhelming support we received online from our community. Your contributions and belief in our mission have made a significant impact. Together, we are transforming lives and making a difference in the community.


Fan Zone

We were thrilled to be part of the Fan Zone on Sunday, June 25, 2023 to help gain exposure and support for the goodness of Malta and to help us celebrate our LIFESAVERS including our volunteer doctors, nurses, medical professionals AND our generous financial supporters like you!

Media Coverage

Malta House of Care Golf Channel coverage for Birdies for Charity, Travelers Championship 2023 – This piece aired on the Golf Channel approximately 12:40 p.m on Sunday June 25, 2023 immediately preceding coverage of the final round of the tournament

Renee DiNino speaks with Dianne Auger, Interim Executive Director, and Betsy Walsh, Associate Director of Development as part of coverage for the Fan Zone at Birdies for Charity at the Travelers Championship 2023. This aired on The River 105.9 as well as ESPN Radio.

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Malta House of Care WFSB coverage for Birdies for Charity, Travelers Championship 2023 – This piece originally aired on WFSB on June 22, 2023 as part of the story “Travelers Championship raising millions for local charities” with reporter Susan Raff.

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WFSB Channel 3 covers Opening Event, includes words from Chairman Brian Sheehan

New community in Hartford to provide health care and food

By Ayah Galal and Evan Sobol
Published: Sep. 21, 2022 at 6:55 PM EDT

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – A new cathedral community center has opened its doors in Hartford.

It’s going to help more people in the capital city get access to healthcare and food.

This will help more people who don’t have health insurance and are food insecure.

Malta House has been serving the community with mobile vans for years.

Now that they have an actual building, they can more than double the patients they see.

“The Malta House project really gets to the heart of our mission. Our very essence which is working collaboratively and joining in projects that make life better for the poor and needy and the vulnerable,” said James Smith, General Chair of The Hartford Bishops’ Foundation.

The building will serve as the new permanent location for the Malta House of Care clinic and the Cathedral Food Pantry.

It’s located in the shadow of the Cathedral of Saint Joseph on its Farmington Avenue campus.

New patient rooms mean enhanced quality of care.

“We aim to be a valued and helpful contributor for the betterment of our communities and for the fulfillment of our mission,” said James.

The state-of-the-art outpatient clinic will allow Malta House to expand its services beyond Greater Hartford.

Since 2006, Malta House has provided over 70,000 free patient visits to uninsured people from 51 countries.

Services are free to people of all faiths.

“It’s an organization that was born right here in the city of Hartford to address health disparities in our community by serving the underserved and providing free primary care services to uninsured adults,” said Brian Sheehan, Chairman of Malta House of Care.

The new cathedral food pantry will allow expanded hours as well as food delivery to the homebound.

“As many struggle to survive the painful reality that was imposed on our society first by the pandemic and now by escalating inflation and unforeseen financial challenges. The food pantry is indeed a lifeline for our sisters and brothers in need,” said Leonard P. Blair, Archbishop of Hartford.

The center is a $6.8 million project made possible with the help of grants and donors.

No local, federal or state funds were used on this project.

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