February 2023 Update

Moon Rocks can personalize any gift basket for Valentine’s Day!
  • Moon Rocks Gourmet Cookies – Loved ones out of town? Children away at college? Why not surprise them with a gift basket from Moon Rocks Gourmet Cookies? Moon Rocks can ship gift baskets and cookies anywhere in the US. However, when it’s a Greater Hamden delivery, in addition to their award-winning cookies, they can add their amazing cupcakes and cookie-filled brownies! You may view Moon Rocks gift baskets here.  Remember: enter the code HAMDEN at checkout and 15% of your sale gets donated to Hamden’s Animal Shelter Gift Fund!
  • 13 Run Baseball Pool – Gimme Shelter will be having a 13-Run Baseball Pool Fundraiser during this year’s MLB season. The pool has 30 spots (1 per team) and is totally random. In order for this baseball pool to proceed, we need 22 more people signed up by Opening Day, March 30, 2023. For more information contact Lenny@GimmeShelterHamden.org 
  • Welcome ACO Godejohn –  Hamden has hired a new full-time Animal Control Officer to fill the vacancy created by Chris Smith’s retirement. Gimme Shelter welcomes  Hamden Animal Control Officer, Barbara Godejohn. ACO Godejohn and ACO Monica Vece now head up a fully staffed Animal Control Department.
  •  Shake Off Those Winter Blues –  Gimme Shelter will be having one in-person event this winter. It will be a Restaurant Night on Thursday, February 23, 2023. We’re going to start off right where we ended 2022, at Cafe Ibiza! ACO Godejon will be present for people, organizations, and businesses to introduce themselves & welcome her to Hamden. Hamden native Frank Lind will be performing acoustically at 6:00. We hope to see you there.