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Supporting individuals with disabilities as they explore work and social opportunities in the community

Stop by Next Chapter Books, 2 Daniels Farm Road, Trumbull to see the students in action!!


Welcome to the Friends of ELITE, Inc. website.  Friends of ELITE is an organization whose goal it is to support the students of ELITE, the Trumbull transitional program for students with disabilities between the ages of 18 and 22. As a Friends group, we strive to assist these students as they explore the world of work and social opportunities in the community.


The end of the year and beginning of another holiday season is traditionally a time to count our blessings.  Here at Friends of ELITE we are especially grateful for the many people who have graciously contributed their support.

Our sincerest thanks for the books, cash donations, food, time, effort and many well wishes as Next Chapter Books and Friends of ELITE debuted earlier this year.  Next Chapter Books is a vibrant part of the Trumbull community and because of your generosity, Friends of ELITE has been able to create a network of volunteers, sponsor social gatherings for our special needs young adults, purchase an ice machine for the bookstore and NCB gift cards.


As we embark on this thanksgiving season, Friends of ELITE is happy to announce we have a corporate donor willing to match contributions to Friends of ELITE up to $5,000!  We hope you will support us with a financial donation which will enable us to continue to support Next Chapter Books and our ELITE students. 

To make your tax-deductible donation, please click here.  Please remember to include Friends of ELITE if your employer also will match your individual contribution – one time or recurring. 

Our goal for the coming year is to establish a regular series of social get togethers for ELITE students and alumni – pizza parties, movie nights, and a variety of social events as well as supporting Next Chapter Books activities and events as we can.

                                       HERE’S HOW YOU CAN HELP

·   Make a donation to Friends of ELITE now during this corporate match

·       Become a Friends of ELITE member and volunteer.  Sign-up on the website.

·   Tell us about any corporate sponsors you think might be interested in Friends of  ELITE.

·   Stop by NCB for a cup of coffee, browse our books and check out NCB events.

·   Do your holiday shopping at NCB, where an NCB gift card is always the perfect choice