The Marilyn Goldstone Foundation performs its well-known Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive every November. This event assists the community and various religious organizations and their families who would normally go without during the holiday season. The Foundation is also dedicated to helping people with life threatening medical issues and those who have fallen in severe and irrevocable hardship. This has been an especially difficult year for many families and the need in our community is greater than ever. We are accepting turkeys, non-perishable food items and monetary donations.
Marilyn Goldstone served as the Public Relations Coordinator for American Medical Response (AMR) where she was known to many as a tireless advocate for those who were less fortunate. Marilyn would mobilize her team of volunteers to work their “magic” in helping others in their time of need. She was also a strong and dedicated champion for the St. Vincent’s Hospital, Swim Across the Sound organization and its mission. She continued to work in the community right up until the time she lost her battle with lung cancer and passed in 2007.
The Marilyn Goldstone Foundation (MGF), a federally recognized 501(c)3 tax exempt organization was created in 2011 in her memory to continue the passionate work she began years ago, which to date, has helped thousands of people in the community. MGF operates in partnership with American Medical Response, The Bridgeport Police and Fire Departments and The Original Vazzy's. Sponsors inlcude Micalizzi's, Brideport EOC, The City Of Bridgeport, Connoisseur Media and IBEW Local 488.