Kristine Klarman

Kristine Klarman of Branford has taken part in a long list of fundraisers and volunteer opportunities. For the past 28 years, she has helped at Community Dining Room and has been a fi xture at the Friends of the Blackstone Library annual Book Sale, and served on the Branford Festival Souvenir and the Walk like MADD committees. She has taught CCD at St. Mary’s in Branford for 18 years, and has been Eucharistic minister there for 16 years. Since it began in 2009, she’s helped at Abraham’s Tent, a cooperative between Columbus House and New Haven-area congregations to provide shelter to homeless individuals during winter. She worked for Branford/North Branford Senior Housing, and since she left, she continues to keep in contact with some of the residents and still assists them with errands and grocery shopping. She was employed by Apple Rehab in Guilford and now volunteers there. Kristine was the first volunteer at Orchard House when she was in high school.