Giving Back

Giving Back


First Financial Associates is proud to have partnered with a number of organizations, including Gilead Community Services, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, American Cancer Society, Channel 3 Kids Camp, Lupus Foundation, Camp Courant, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, CPTV, Epilepsy Foundation, Villages for Family and Children, and many more.

Our employees proudly volunteer in their communities through churches, sports, scouting organizations, local schools, and more.

We will use this page to showcase some of these efforts by our firm, staff, and our clients.

For more information please contact Colette Weber at




2017 Toy Drive

For our third annual Toy Drive, we decided to again support the Connecticut National Guard and their Operation E.L.F (Embracing Lonely Families). Operation E.L.F. serves as an annual assistance and gift drive to assist the Connecticut Service Member and Family Support Center to support military families during times of need. We collected over 100 toys this year! Thank you to all of our clients who generously donated to such a worthy cause!



2016 Toy Drive

Our second annual Toy Drive was yet another success due to the generosity of our clients! This year we collected toys for the Connecticut National Guard through their Operation E.L.F. Thank you to everyone who contributed!



2016 Easter Collection

Our staff bought toys, crafts, and candy to make Easter baskets for children at a local women’s shelter. We had a lot of fun putting the baskets together!



2015 Toy Drive

Thank you to everyone in the First Financial Associates family who donated toys or money to our first annual toy drive! We are blessed to have such kind, generous, and thoughtful people in our lives and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Our toy box was overflowing with approximately 70 toys and games, plus financial donations. We also had several clients send on their best wishes and to let us know that they had made donations at other locations. All donations were given to We are the Children, a 100% volunteer organization with all goods and services donated to local communities.



2015 Turkey Collection

The entire First Financial Associates family staffed the turkey collections station at Foodshare headquarters in Bloomfield. Everyone had a blast (the Foodshare staff even provided hats for Jeff and Devin!) and we met some great people who are working hard to fight hunger in Hartford and Tolland counties. Foodshare was able to reach their goal of 16,188 turkeys to help families that Thanksgiving, but hunger is a year-round problem and they can always use your help!



2015 Fall Food Drive

Our staff challenged themselves to set aside food donations on shopping trips for six weeks.  As you can see in the picture with Lynda, we used one of our unique antique pieces as a pantry to exhibit our progress.  We were able to put together a sizable collection that we brought to the Glastonbury food bank at the Riverfront Community Center.  Thank you to everyone who participated!