Acts 4 Ministry Seeking Back-To-School Donations Through September 15

Shoppers During Acts 4 Ministry's 2022 Event

Shoppers During Acts 4 Ministry’s 2022 Event

WATERBURY, Conn.Aug. 3, 2023PRLog — Book bag and supply donations are being sought through September 15, 2023, by Acts 4 Ministry, Inc. in Waterbury for their 19th annual Back-to-School “Swap and Shop”. All donations will be distributed free or at low costs to low-income children throughout Greater Waterbury.

The non-profit non-denominational Acts 4 Ministry will welcome monetary donations plus new or gently worn uniform tops in white, black, gray, and blue, and bottoms in khaki, navy, black and gray. All sizes are needed, especially girl’s tops and bottoms in sizes 6-18 and boy’s bottoms in size 5, boy’s tops in sizes 8, 14, 16, and 18. Book bags and supplies for elementary and middle school-age children are needed.

Photographed during Acts 4 Ministry’s 18th annual 2022 Back To School “Swap and Shop” event were Waterbury resident Brayro Grandra with his son, Baron, age 7.

Acts 4 Ministry is a collaborative group of a volunteer board of directors, staff, and volunteers who share God’s love by meeting the comforting physical needs of others. They achieve this by collecting and distributing, free of charge to recipients, clothing, and housewares plus free furniture. Families and individuals are referred to Acts 4 Ministry by other charitable and social organizations to assist people who have suddenly lost their homes to a fire, flood, or other unexpected devastating life event.

“The organization’s vision,” explained executive director Sarah Elizabeth DiMeo-Carabetta, “is to build relationships with people with varying levels of needs while providing them with the basics of daily living while showing them Christ’s love through action. We partner with churches, social service agencies, and schools to serve people with these needs regardless of their faith, race, creed, or participation in religious activities.”

Located at 1713 Thomaston Avenue, the Acts 4 Ministry’s building features a boutique environment where people with immediate needs can select clothing, personal hygiene products, and household items at no charge plus prepare to receive furniture delivered in the ministry’s truck by volunteer delivery teams.

Annually the organization serves over 2,000 families. Appointments are necessary and provide the individual or family in need with a discrete atmosphere. The Back-to-School Program is one of several of Acts 4 Ministry’s programs to distribute resources to families throughout the area.

Through Friday, September 15th, tax-deductible donations can be brought to the Acts 4 Ministry offices and boutique shop at 1713 Thomaston Avenue Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The boutique is open to the public during those hours.

Monetary donations can be U.S. Mailed to Acts 4 Ministry, Inc., PO Box 4524, Waterbury, CT 06704 noting “Back to School Drive”. Donations can be made at, click Donate button, and choose “Back to School Drive” from the “Apply my gift to” donation form.

To learn more, visit, call 203-574-2287, or email

Cassbeth Seeking to License It’s Patent and Related IP of the Vehicle Windscreen Pillar Blind Spot Display and Alert System for Immediate Manufacturing and Distribution

 As modern cars have become increasingly robust to meet stricter safety guidelines, front windscreen pillars have become stronger and wider to accommodate the extra weight. This is good news for drivers, with a steep decline in fatalities over the last 20 years. However, the new windscreen pillar designs have been blamed in documented reports for road traffic accidents. Expanding windscreen pillars have created an extremely dangerous blind spot, making it harder for drivers to see other road users at pedestrian crossings, T-junctions and roundabouts.

The problem is not just associated with large vehicles but it also affects small vehicles where the windscreen pillars are almost twice the width they were 20 years ago. A recent government study found that separate accidents involving small vehicles could be attributed to blind spots caused by the larger pillars.

The Vehicle Windscreen Pillar Blind Spot Removal Display and Alert System eliminates the front window blind spots caused by the vehicle roof support pillars.

Using cameras and displays the vehicle roof pillars become partially or fully transparent allowing the driver to see traffic at road intersections while visually scanning across the front and side windows in the same field of view and not lose situational awareness because of the pillar blind spots. The system also provides visual and audio alerts to reinforce the blind spot situational awareness. The system includes cameras to capture the blind spots, displays that make the pillars show the image of the blind spots, and a control unit that captures vehicle status to determine when to enable and disable the pillar displays, provide visual and audio alerts, and to allow an operator to modify system and display settings.

Cassbeth has a standard package available with market assessment, draft license agreement, and detailed patent description.

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