The resolution stated that “the object of the Association shall be to assist those persons or families in Bridgeport and adjoining towns when circumstances may require clothes, provisions, money and the like.” A detailed report the Society’s treasurer told how much the Society helped that year: “The sum of $163.50 in cash was disbursed and $54.75 worth of groceries. In addition, the Society disbursed 322 yards of calico, 208 yards of cotton, and 73 garments, 18 pairs of shoes and 28 yards of flannel. The Society also realized and helped with the need for a day care nursery for working mothers.”