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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.
Letters from Santa or Frosty the Snowman
The club will be sending Santa/Frosty letters postmarked from the North Pole, AK as a fundraiser again this year. The form is available on our website… please share the link with friends who have small children or grandchildren; from our Facebook page (please go to our page and “share” it with your friends so we can really get the word out there; and a limited # of paper copies will also be printed and distributed at the libraries.
Price is $5.00 per letter and deadline for a letter with the North Pole postmark is Dec 4. We will continue to accept requests beyond that date but they will not have the “all important” postmark.
Special thanks to Sandra Weiner, Liz Thomas, Sheila Hayes and Ricki Davis for helping to pull this all together.
Loretta Chory, Chairman Santa/Frosty Letters
Recently Completed Projects
Veteran’s Day Breakfast
Trumbull Community Women again hosted the annual Veteran’s Day Breakfast on November 12 at Trumbull High School. Veterans arrived between 7:15 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. for coffee and refreshments in the corridor outside the auditorium. The ceremony began at 8:30 a.m. in the auditorium.
Great Pumpkin Classic Health Walk – October 21
Trumbull Community Women sponsored the Health Walk as part of the Great Pumpkin Classic. It’s a 2-mile walk and proceeds will go toward scholarships and mini grants for teachers.
Trumbull Arts Festival, September 16 – Children’s Creative Arts Tent
This year the crafts included lei making, scarecrow hat making, kite making, scratch art and fall tree painting. There was also a hay bale photo booth where children could take selfies with their projects.
On September 29th, 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 two cars full of food and $475 which was 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 with a grant from the Trumbull Rotary on Saturday, September 29, 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 100 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.
Trumbull Community Women Giving Tree
Trumbull Community Women is once again collecting new socks at their GIVING TREE project, located in the lobby of The Trumbull Library, 33 Quality St. The beneficiary of the sock collection will be the Bridgeport Rescue Mission. We are hoping that with the winter weather on the way, 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.