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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.
Click on the link below to see what projects Trumbull Community Women is involved with.
Trumbull Arts Festival, September 16 – Children’s Creative Arts Tent
Trumbull Community Women will once again host the Children’s Creative Arts Tent.
Thanks to a grant received from the Trumbull Rotary, Trumbull Community Women will once again hold a document shredding event on September 29 at the Nature and Arts Center from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. You can include items such as old bank statements and old tax returns, anything with personal information. Please do not include items such as magazines, newspapers or junk mail. These items can be put in your regular recycling bin. There is no cost, but your donation would be very welcome.
Recently Completed Projects
This year we are proud to award our scholarship to a student whose recommendation letter aptly described as “one of Trumbull High School’s most accomplished students. A student with tremendous accomplishments both outside and inside the classroom and a leader amongst her peers.” Our scholarship review committee was impressed by her essay describing a volunteer trip to the central Appalachian region where she, along with a team, helped make home repairs. She described how through her volunteer experience, she pushed herself out of her comfort zone, crossed manmade cultural and political boundaries and found friendships in a community that she didn’t think she would have as they worked side by side with a common goal.
On June 2nd, TCW once again had a very successful food drive to benefit the Trumbull Food Pantry. When all was done, the generous people of Trumbull donated three station wagons full of food and hundreds of dollars which were converted into Stop and Shop gift cards for the Food Pantry. Our thanks to Stop and Shop for the continued cooperation in this worthy cause.
Trumbull Community Women once again sponsored a Document Shredding Event on Saturday, April 28, from 9:00 a.m. until noon at the Trumbull Nature and Arts Center. The event was a great success. There was a wonderful turnout with about 200 cars. Thank you for your generous donations to all who came to support this event.
Trumbull Community Women hosted Tidy-Up Trumbull on Saturday, April 21st. It was a wonderful sunny day and we had a great turnout of groups helping. Thank you to the following for their hard work in helping to clean up our Town: Stop & Shop, Heather DeLude and family, Webelos Den 6, Mom’s Club, Julie Howes and family and friends, Ken Martin, IMPACT, The Republican and Democratic Town Committees, Trumbull Helps, The Church of Jesus Christ and Latter Day Saints, St. Theresa’s School, Boy Scout Troop 67 and Cub Scout Pack 167, Trumbull Arts and Nature Center, Trumbull Health Dept., CT Fund for the Environment, Denali Outdoors, Inc., Rachel Brooks and Family plus all those other individuals that came to help. Also a special thanks to Stop & Shop and Old Town Restaurant for their food donations. Thank you all, your help has made a difference and is much appreciated.
Projects From the Heart – November 15, 2017 through February 15, 2018
Projects From the Heart is an organization that puts together care packages for our troops. During this time 10,409 much needed items were collected. Thanks to Stop and Shop for allowing us to put a collection bin in the store, Vazzy’s Italian Restaurant, Bridgeport EMT, students from Sacred Heart, Bigelow Tea, Dr. Robert Patrignelli and Dr. Brian Vaughn for help in collecting items and making this project such a big success.
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
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.
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.