Help Our People

Mission Statement

Help Our People Inc. is a 501(c)(3) public charitable humanitarian organization dedicated to supporting and lifting up those in need. We are an independent group of civic-minded private citizens.

For more than 33 years, Help Our People Inc. has been providing assistance to the poor and less fortunate by distributing food, clothing, toys, educational assistance, and financial support to those in need. In addition, we seek to inspire and support students confronted with homelessness to continue to pursue higher education with counseling and financial assistance. Additionally, we are committed to providing scholarships for disabled aspiring musicians.

We are passionately determined to rekindle hope in the hearts and minds of families and individuals in need by reaffirming that they are not alone as they work to stabilize and improve their circumstances. Our ongoing projects support food pantries, community centers, churches, government assistance programs and individual families.

We believe in the power of community and collective action, and welcome the opportunity to explore partnership opportunities with like-minded organizations, groups or individuals who have similar interests.

Founders Circle:

JA Music, LLC
William Ginnetti

Tax deductible donations will be accepted by Check. Please mail to:

Help Our People Inc.

P. O. Box 1044

Orange, CT 06477

Board of Directors

Arti Dixson, Chairman
357 Taulman Road
Orange, CT 06477
Tel: (203) 215-1441

Al Canosa, President
Mosaic Marketing
250 West Main St.
Branford, CT 06405
Tel: (203) 483-4598 ext. 301

Mark Soboslai, Esq., Vice President
383 Riverside Ave.
Westport CT 06880
Tel: (203) 856-1975
Email: mark@markslaw.ent

Sean McNamee, CPA, Treasurer
McNamee & Company
15 South Elm St.
Wallingford, CT 06492
Tel: (203) 605-4464

Jackie Smaga, Secretary
114 Flax Mill Road
Branford, CT 06405
Tel: (203) 247-3592

Free Private Music Lessons For The Disabled

Learning an instrument affords one many additional benefits. Our primary goal is: Learning to play an instrument.


Jason is legally blind
Nate is legally blind

Faculty: Dr. Rex Cadwallader, Michael Coppola, Arti Dixson, Wayne Escofrey, Jeff Fuller, John Fumasoli, Christopher Hisey, Tony Lombardozzi, Richard Thomas, Brian Torff, Andrew Willmott

Arti Dixson’s Annual Food Drive

Arti Dixson’s Annual Holiday Party