BLCS Expands the Way it Provides Assistance

150th Anniversary BLCS was changing the ways it helped: financially helping a girl finishing nursing school; providing 1200 quarts of milk every month to families; sending boys, girls and elderly to summer camp; supplying bedding, clothing and furniture to a family...

The Depression Brings Great Need

125th Anniversary Because of the Depression, the need for more coal for heat and milk for undernourished children became critical. The ladies also continued to sew for Bridgeport Hospital.

The Wicker Basket is Adopted

100th Anniversary The wicker basket became a symbol of the Society. In the early years the basket was used to carry layettes, food, medical supplies and clothing to those in need. It continues to be on display at the Annual Donation Tea to receive contributions from...

BLCS Received a Charter of Incorporation from the State

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...