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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 a video about Trumbull Community Women is involved with.
Trumbull Arts Festival
We will again be hosting the Children’s Creative Arts Tent on September 15. There will be all new crafts and promises to be a fun event.
Bridgeport Stop & Shop benefiting the Mercy Learning Center on September 21 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
Trumbull Stop & Shop benefiting the Trumbull Food Pantry on October 5 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
We will again have a document shredding at the Nature and Arts Center on October 19 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. The event is free, but donations are gladly accepted. Please bring only those documents that have sensitive information such as bank statements, tax returns, etc. Please do not include junk mail that can be put in your regular recycling.
Letters from Santa or Frosty the Snowman
Each Holiday Season TCW offers a service that is sure to delight all children – personalized letters from Santa or Frosty the Snowman. The letters will be postmarked by the Post Office as coming from “North Pole, AK.” This year we are offering the same service with the understanding that once we send the letters to the Post Office by their deadline, the final result is dependent on their performance. Since last year some of the letters were not delivered on time and some were postmarked Anchorage, AK instead of North Pole, we are adding an additional option to have the letters sent locally with North Pole stamped manually. You can choose. It will be the same delightful letter with either option.
Trumbull Community Women Giving Tree
Trumbull Community Women will be collecting school supplies in the lobby of the Trumbull Library from July 1 through September 30. Supplies needed are pens, pencils, notebooks, markers, calculators, blunt scissors, sticky notes, glue, etc.
This organization strives to better the lives of those who live in Bridgeport providing weekly Feel the Warmth Community Supper and weekly food pantry.
Recently Completed Projects
Children’s Clothing Drive
Our first clothing drive was held on Saturday, August 24th, to benefit Bridgeport Rescue Mission. As usual the Trumbull community was very generous with their donations.
Community Service Scholarship Award
The winner of the scholarship is Regina Misercola who was chosen for her excellent work in community service. We wish her luck as she moves on to Southern Connecticut State University in the Fall.
Our Spring 2019 Shred-It day was a success!! We held the event on April 13th at the Trumbull Nature Center from 9-1. The day was slow but somewhat steady and all attendees were very appreciative and generous with their donations. We counted 150 cars.
Thanks to the generosity of the residents of the Town of Trumbull, our food drive was a success. We collected two carloads of food and $400 in cash which was converted to Stop & Shop gift cards. Below is a picture of TCW member, Terri Malo along with the staff of the Trumbull Food Pantry. Along with the food collected, they are holding the Stop & Shop gift cards obtained with the cash that was donated. Thank you again to the residents of Trumbull.
The food drive at Stop and Shop in Bridgeport on May 11 to support the Mercy Learning Center Food Pantry was a big success with a car load full of food and $360 cash that was converted to Stop & Shop Gift Certificates.
Although Tidy-Up was rained out on April 20, several groups managed to do their cleanup on other days. So a big thank you to: IMPACT, Cub Scout Pack 167 and Boy Scout Troop 167, The Trumbull Democratic Town Committee, The Girl Scouts, Ken Martin, The Nature and Arts Center, Heather DeLude and husband and Julie Howes. We will hope for better weather next year.
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.
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.