Marketplace Partners

Our Marketplace Partners – local companies and businesses operated by those with a heart for our city and its people - play a major role in sustaining Jericho Partnership’s ministry to the neediest residents of Danbury.

Through both financial contributions, helping to raise the awareness of Jericho’s mission, and a steady flow of volunteer support, these companies and businesses are part of the lifeblood of our organization. Those in need are blessed by their support, and we are grateful for their partnership.


The Jericho Merchant Group, formed in 2016 by marketplace leaders who wished to be more connected to the heartbeat of Jericho’s ministry, supports strategic outcomes and initiatives that are already underway at the Partnership.  

The Merchant Group is:

  • Elmer Palma, Elmer’s Diner
  • Richard Beattie, Chick-fil-A, Danbury Fair Mall
  • Marlyn D’Amico, RE/MAX
  • Janeisa Kaplan, Keller Williams
  • Maria Ordonez, State Farm
  • Gregg Roberts, Simple Wisdom Wellness

Merchant Group Projects:

August/September 2016: Raised money to purchase school supplies for South Street Elementary, a Title I school with approx. 400 students that Jericho serves through CityServe.  They were also able to purchase, erect and fill (with games and equipment for recess) a storage shed for South Street School’s playground.

January/February 2017:  Raised money for A Step Forward, the pilot project for a campaign to help battle childhood obesity and improve physical wellness for at-risk students in Danbury.  The money they raise will be used to create recreational space for students who attend Jericho Partnership’s ministry programs; as well as to fund wellness and karate programs through local businesses.

March-June 2017: Engaged in a Jericho Awareness Campaign, to share the ministry and message of Jericho’s ministries with others in their spheres of influence. They’ve toured Jericho’s facilities, learning more about each ministry, so they can then lead other marketplace leaders on tours.

our marketplace supporters:


B T Construction

DLO Construction LLC

Hat City Paper

Heavenly Asphalt

Pio Pio Restaurant

Jennifer Roy Collection

Western Connecticut Physical Therapy