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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.
If you have ever wondered what it might be like to be a member of Trumbull Community Women, nothing says it better than this video of our past club year. We have a lot of fun with our friends new and old while improving our community and living up to our motto “be the reason someone believes in the goodness of others.”
What We Do
In the past year Trumbull Community Women has donated in cash or in kind to the Trumbull Food Pantry, Mercy Learning Center (mercylearningcenter.org), Trumbull Nature and Arts Center, My Friend Abby (myfriendabby.org), and U.S. Veteran’s Rowing and Kayaking (veteransrowing.com).
In past years we have run programs to improve our environment (Tidy-Up Trumbull, free shredding event) support children and their education (Creative Arts Tent at the Trumbull Arts Festival, direct grants to teachers, annual scholarship to a graduating senior) support veterans in our community, and support those in need (adopt-a-family, food drives, diaper drives.)
We have creative and fun events for the community such as the Halloween house decorating contest and the Holiday House decorating contest. We have instituted a delivery of Easter egg baskets for kids or pets and flamingo flocks on the lawns of our residents. We sent gift bags for Valentine’s Day to the volunteers working the COVID vaccination clinics in Trumbull.
And we have fun within our group. We have bunco nights, an active book club, monthly lunches (covid permitting,) summer outdoor byob get togethers each week, and our annual banquet.
Trumbull Arts Festival – Children’s Creative Arts
The annual Trumbull Arts Festival will be held on Sunday, September 19, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., rain or shine on the Town Hall Green. Trumbull Community Women will once again be in charge of the children’s craft tent, which generally starts at 11:00am and goes until about 2:00pm or whenever the craft supplies are gone.
Below are pictures of the projects.
School Supply Drive
Trumbull Community Women, in an effort to help those in need, will be collecting school supplies (1 subject notebooks, loose leaf notebook paper, 2 pocket folders, pens & pencils, and dry erase markers) to benefit Mercy Learning Center. Donations can be dropped off at 16 Bonita Avenue, Trumbull in the container by the front door. Thank you for you generosity.
Trumbull Community Women is again hosting a free document shredding event on Saturday, October 19, at the Nature and Arts Center, 7115 Main Street from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon or until the truck is full. Although the event is free, donations are appreciated. We thank Amazon for underwriting this project.
The Giving Tree
Giving Tree in the lobby of the Trumbull Library. In our effort to help those less fortunate, Trumbull Community Women is collecting baby and children’s toiletries and other needed items to be distributed to Mercy Learning Center in Bridgeport. They are in constant need of the following items: Wipes, Shampoo, Lotion, Onesies, etc. and especially Desitine ointment, Baby and Children’s Tylenol. Help us make a difference in someone’s life. Thank you for your donation.
Recently Completed Projects
Flamingos for the Trumbull EMS
Trumbull Community Women raised $2,000 and a check was presented to Chief Leigh Goodman and Shannon Pranger. Thank you Trumbull for your outpouring of support for this fundraiser and for the Trumbull EMS.
Families in Nature: Pollinator Walk, Sustainability Talk and Planting Activity
Members of Trumbull Community Women conducted a planting activity where children created recycled newspaper pots to take home. They filled their pots with soil and planted seeds to grow.
Lead Naturalist Educator Mark Ceneri gave a walk with guests through the property to discuss TNAC’s meadow rehabilitation project. Mark also talked about invasive plants and the need for their removal and replacement with native plants.
Sustainable Trumbull team member Pam Roman talked bout their team’s mission, including the Pollinator Pathway, and showed examples of items that can be recycled at their monthly collection at Trumbull High School.
Sheila Hayes Memorial Scholarship Award
Trumbull Community Women is proud to announce the Sheila Hayes Memorial Scholarship for Creative Writing is awarded to Catherine Wisneski.
Trumbull Community Women held a drive by food drive to benefit the Trumbull food pantry on Saturday, May 15th. from 9 am until 1 pm. Locations for the food collection were the Trumbull Library and the Trumbull Nature & Arts Center. We collected about $275 in food donations and $25 in a cash donation.
Tidy-up Trumbull was an amazing success. There were so many groups and individuals cleaning up major areas of our town. We collected approximately 50 bags of trash along with some larger items such as tires and even a basketball hoop. Thank you to: Sustainable Trumbull, The Democratic and Republican Town Committees, Girl Scout Troop 30011, Cub Scout Pack 167, Boy Scout Troop 67, IMPACT, The Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints, The Brownie Troop of Booth Hill Road, The Trumbull High Football team, the many individuals that helped at Twin Brooks, along with club members Julie, Michelle, Duly, Cindy, Karin, Anna, Stacie and Jo. Thank you all.
Easter Egg Baskets to Support the Beardsley Zoo
We had a great day of Shredding. Thanks to all that participated.
Valentine’s Thank You to our Volunteer Vaccinators
Trumbull Community Women delivered a gift card to Plasko’s along with a few goodies as a Valentine’s thank you to those who are helping the Trumbull Health Department with our local vaccination program. The gifts were presented by Trumbull Community Women member, Karin King, to Lucienne Bango, Trumbull Director of Health.
Holiday Home Decorating Contest
We are happy to announce the winners of our 2020 Holiday Home Decorating Contest. There were so many amazing displays the judges truly had a hard time choosing. Congratulations to all and thank you to everyone who participated in making our holidays so much brighter.
Mercy Learning Center Donations
On December 11 we made the first donation from our December clothes and toiletries drive for Mercy Learning Center. Our community was so generous that we exceeded our goals by any measure. We had hoped to collect 40 full toddler outfits but collected 85. We were aiming for enough soap, shampoo, toothpaste, tooth brushes and other toiletries for 20 families but our collected donations exceeded that by many times. We supplemented these items with non-perishable items for the food pantry as well as some fresh fruit. Jane Ferreira the President and CEO of Mercy told us they had 30 families in quarantine and they would be doing deliveries to those families that afternoon. We hope this will help so many of the Mercy Learning families survive this winter until things improve for them. We are still happy to accept collections for our second donation which will be either later this month or in early January. Thank you to every person who donated for your kindness and generosity.
Letters from Santa or Frosty the Snowman
All the letters have been mailed. Now it’s in the hands of the Post Office to deliver them. Thank you all that participated and we hope you and your families will have a very happy and healthy holiday season.
Trumbull Community Women Salutes Teachers
On Wednesday, December 9, Karin King and Michelle Mora delivered a holiday basket filled with general groceries, sides, snacks, sweets and treats along with gift cards for our club’s adopt a family to Jennifer Gilles at Trumbull social services.
On Friday, November 20, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at the Trumbull Vietnam Veterans Memorial near 672-698 White Plains Road & Brock Street, Trumbull, CT, members of the Trumbull Community Women’s Club Veterans Day Committee honored and made a presentation to the U.S. Military Veterans Rowing and Kayaking program. This program is specifically designed for veterans with physical and mental disabilities.
Halloween House Decorating Competition
We had 26 beautifully decorated houses to judge. The Trumbull families that decorated these houses outdid themselves and the judging panel had such a hard time selecting the winners. Thank you all for your participation. The winners are shown below receiving their awards from Loretta Chory the Halloween House Decorating Chairwoman. The winners are: Best Homemade Decorations – 10 Fox Court; Scariest – 196 Sterling Road; Most Whimsical – 21 Lantern Hill. Our congratulations to all the winners and to all the brilliant entries in this year’s contest. Thank you all for participating and for the smiles you bring to our town.
Trumbull Community Women experienced a huge loss. Our dear friend Sheila Hayes passed away unexpectedly leaving us all bereft. We mourn her passing and celebrate the joy she brought to each of us through her wit and wisdom. She will be missed by us all. Sheila’s family has requested donations in her name to TCW. We are using the donations to create the Sheila Hayes memorial Scholarship to be given to a student in 2021 who graduates from Trumbull High School and plans to pursue a career in creative writing. If you wish to make a donation please use this link so we can direct the funds to the right place. https://secure.anedot.com/trumbull-community-women/sheila_hayes
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.