--> KelseySHarrington Foundation assists special-needs children and their families in SE CT/ Foundation Official Site

Board of Directors

Diane Giarratona
Diane & Tom Harrington 
Cindy Hersom 
Jill Long 
Alison Moger 
Robin O'Keefe 
Marc & Ann Provost 
Ellen Bellos 
Demetra Sutera 
Laura Pezzolesi 
Paula Peltier 
Sharon Beaney
Betsy Lewis 
​Virginia Armstrong (WebDesign)
Kelsey Shannon Bartol 
was an angel on Earth.  

In her short and challenged life, Kelsey touched many.  She taught patience, acceptance, and unconditional love. 

Sadly, Kelsey passed away in June, 2005.

In our sadness, the Harrington and Provost Families felt it necessary to spread Kelsey’s love and life’s teachings.

The Kelsey Shannon Harrington Foundation was born to celebrate her life. 

 In Kelsey's spirit, it is our goal to help other children and families on their journeys.

Kelsey S Harrington Foundation 
5 Sea Meadows La.
Waterford, CT. 06385

WELCOME to the Kelsey Shannon Bartol-Harrington site 
home of the philanthropic organization supporting special needs children and their families 
in New London County since 2006.
Kelsey continues to inspire and share her light with others.  
We are so grateful to have had her presence in our lives.
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The Kelsey S. Harrington Foundation, established in 2005, is a 501(C) organization.
"Every child is gifted.  They just unwrap their packages at different times." -- unknown
Check out these Parent Resources 
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The Legacy of Kelsey Harrington 
(article in Waterford Patch April 30, 2012)
       Mission Statement

  • Provide scholarships to graduating students who are  pursuing degrees in special education or have overcome significant adversity in attaining their goals.
  • Provide financial assistance to children afflicted with illness/injury and their families. 
  • Provide medical equipment to those challenged with medical issues.
  • Provide advocacy to families needing special help on their own personal journeys, 
  • Provide opportunity for community involvement with a goal to allow all children to interact on a social, recreational and educational basis.
Kelsey Harrington
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Assistance Requests for Special Needs Children and their Families: How Can We Help?

If you would like to apply for aid from The Kelsey S. Harrington Foundation, you may contact us either by mail, using the above address, or by fully explaining your situation in the space provided below. We review requests for assistance every four to six weeks.

Please see our mission statement for general guidelines for request criteria.