Trumbull Community Women’s membership covers a wide spectrum of ages, lifestyles, occupations, and different stages of life. But we come together with a mutual goal: to reach beyond ourselves and find the time to give back to this town we all love. The friendships that have developed among our members because of this spirit is one of the best things about belonging to the club. Trumbull Community Women is actively seeking volunteers 18 and over who reside in Trumbull or a nearby community. The non-profit organization sponsors and participates in numerous local events including; the Children’s Creative Center tent at Trumbull’s Arts Festival; a Veteran’s Day celebration breakfast; Tidy-Up Trumbull, free document shredding, food drives and more. Community involvement also includes holiday baskets for a local family in need. For more information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click on the link below to see what projects Trumbull Community Women is involved with.
Meeting with the First Selectman
Debi Miller, President of Trumbull Community Women, met with Vickie Tessoro, First Selectman of Trumbull, to discuss social services and the schools. Debi shared with Vickie the projects that Trumbull Community Women is currently working on and advised that if she hears of a need, we are the group to call on to help. Also at the meeting was Sandra Weiner, Secretary of the Club.
Trumbull Community Women has announced that Tidy-Up Trumbull, the annual event that gives Town residents the opportunity to make a difference in beautifying parks, trains, roadsides and parking areas, will be held this year on Saturday, April 21st from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon followed by a party for volunteers at the pavilion in Twin Brooks Park. Groups that wish to work during the week are welcome to schedule at their convenience. Each year over one hundred residents of Trumbull come forward to participate, including scouts, town and civic organizations, teens needing community service hours, school groups, sports teams, church youth groups, families and Trumbull businesses. All volunteers and groups, large and small are welcome and appreciated! Anyone wishing to participate or have questions answered can phone Liz Thomas at 203-261-2644 or email her at email@example.com . Below are pictures of last year’s event.
Trumbull Community Women will once again sponsor a Document Shredding Event to be held on Saturday, April 28, from 9:00 a.m. until noon at the Trumbull Nature and Arts Center, 7115 Main Street, Route 25, Trumbull. The event has proved popular both for residents wanting to safely discard old files and tax returns and businesses that have large quantities of information that need to be disposed of safely and securely. The shredding is free and is being offered as a community service by Trumbull Community Women. Donations will be welcome.
Trumbull Community Women Scholarship Award
Trumbull Community Women has announced that it will award a $1,000.00 scholarship to a graduating high school senior who is a resident of Trumbull. The recipient will be chosen based on their dedication, the exceptional time and effort expended in volunteering activities, and the subject content of an essay not to exceed 500 words
To be eligible for the scholarship, the student must be graduating from high school in June 2018 or have graduated at the end of the fall academic grading period. They must be a resident of the Town of Trumbull at the time of application. They must also be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate in a college, university or vocational-technical-trade school in the fall of 2018. The application is available by clicking the link below.
Recently Completed Projects
Projects From the Heart
Projects From the Heart is a program to collect items for care packages for our Troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Trumbull Community Women collected leftover Halloween candy from the community.
The mini grants were presented to three Madison School teachers in December and were received with many thanks and smiles. Each teacher will receive $250 to implement a special project in the classroom. Julia Solustri and Jeanne Malgioglio will introduce the writing proficiency program, Writer’s Workshop. Michaela with assistance from Teixeira will purchase virtual headsets. The headsets will allow students to explore foreign countries with an app called Google Expeditions. It was a very enthusiastic event attended also by the Assistant Principal, Paul Coppola. An excellent project to continue.
From left: Paula Teixeira, Jeanne Malgioglio, Donna Monks from Trumbull Community Women and Julia Solustri. Michael Durand could not be present.
Veterans Day Breakfast 2017
Trumbull Community Women hosted the Annual Veteran’s Day Reception on Friday, November 10, at Trumbull High School.
On October 30, 2017th, Trumbull Community Women donated a television and other entertainment equipment to the Bridgeport office of the Department of Children and Families. The office handles over 300 children every year, and the equipment will be enjoyed in the room in which these children wait for their foster families to be assigned. Shown are Rob Rickard of the Department of Children and Families, and Sandra Weiner of Trumbull Community Women.
Trumbull Community Women Giving Tree
The TCW GIVING TREE, is located in the lobby of The Trumbull Library, 33 Quality St. We are collecting new socks for the Bridgeport Rescue Mission. The volunteer organization is hoping that with winter weather, the generosity of the Trumbull community will result in much-needed warmth and comfort for those in need.
Trumbull Community Women’s support of the Trumbull Food Pantry has been an ongoing effort for decades. In the past few years, our effort of sharing information on needs, location and mission has increased through food drives which raise funds for gift cards. and stocks the pantry. We have also shared hundreds of flyers and shopping lists with our community. Currently serving over 100 families in town, the recipients are your neighbors and friends. Please continue to support and help spread the word about the items needed.
Visit Trumbull Food Pantry at http://www.trumbull-ct.gov/content/10623/10655/10958/default.aspx
Who Are Our Officers?
Elections for officers are held in April. Click here to see our current slate. Visit our calendar and see what we’ve done and what we plan for this year’s schedule. Trumbull Community Women is affiliated with the Connecticut Junior Women’s Club. To learn more about the state club and other Junior Women’s clubs throughout Connecticut, visit the CJW website at www.cjw.org.