Chris DePaolo; Mallory and Charlotte DePaolo

Acts 4 Ministry in Waterbury will collaborate with Charlotte’s Web of Prayer in Cheshire to host a fundraising golf outing tournament and dinner Friday, May 30 from 12:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Timberlin Golf Course in Kensington. All of the proceeds from the tournament will go to the families of Charlotte’s Web of Prayer, Yale New Haven Pediatrics, and to support Acts 4 Ministry. Deadline for player participation and all sponsorships is Friday, May 16, 2014.

Chris DePaolo, creator of Charlotte’s Web of Prayer, explained that, “Charlotte’s Web of Prayer was put on my heart while at the Yale Pediatric ICU with my then-3 year old daughter Charlotte who had suddenly become violently ill. Through many tests over the course of several days, we learned she had had multiple strokes. We were blessed to learn that while she was in the hospital, five separate prayer chains had been established to help us through this horrific ordeal.

While in the Yale New Haven Pediatrics ward I saw other children and their families go through the struggles we were. Once Charlotte was well, I decided to set up a large prayer network. Our ambition is to pray for children and their families with life threatening and terminal illnesses and help them meet their basic needs and financial burdens.”

In 2008, Chris DePaolo learned of the generous ways that Acts 4 Ministry meets people’s basic and formed a collaborative ambition to support each other’s missions. Acts 4 Ministry, Inc. Executive Director Sarah Elizabeth DiMeo commented, “We admire the perseverance of the DePaolo family and support their mission and the efforts of Charlotte’s Web of Prayer. We collaborate with them to provide tangible needs of families they connect with and feel blessed to know of the unity, prayers and love these children are receiving.” The mission of Acts 4 Ministry is to support the needs of families and individuals who are in dire financial distress and have lost virtually everything they possess to a fire, flood, or other devastating life event.

Charlotte’s Web Prayer affects many families by alleviating the financial burdens caused by having a child who becomes ill. DePaolo stated, “This could have been a $156,000 bill for two weeks in the ICU. Families face the impossible choice of being in the hospital to care for their child or go to work so they can put food on the table and not get kicked out of their homes. Most choose to be with their kids but end up in serious financial problems, on top of the burden of a sick child.”

MAY 30 GOLF OUTING — Players are being sought to play in the May 30th golf outing. They can participate with a donation of $150/person which includes 18 holes of golf, golf cart, bag lunch, steak dinner and a full buffet. Sponsors are also currently being sought. Dinner sponsorships are $2,500, Platinum sponsors are a $1,000 donation level; Gold are the $500 level; Silver are welcomed at the $250 donation level; and Bronze sponsors at $100 donation level.

All donations can be contributed by check with a noted memo of “Charlotte’s Web of Prayer” and made payable to Oasis, 176 Sandbank Road, Cheshire, CT 06410. All sponsorship inquiries can be directed to Chris DePaolo at 203-232-7172 or via email to Chris DePaolo Please visit to learn more about their mission.

Acts 4 Ministry, Inc. meets clothing and basic household goods needs of individuals and families. The non-profit organization distributes these items, conducts visits, delivers furniture, and supports local area foods banks, health clinics, shelters, soup kitchens, disaster relief agencies and international community support. To learn more, visit