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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 trumbullcommunitywomen@gmail.com.

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.”  TCW 2021 Year In Review.m4v

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.


Current Projects

Flamingos for Scholarships

On-Going Project

The Giving Tree

Giving Tree in the lobby of the Trumbull Library (just before the inside entrance)

Beginning July 5th thru October 1st Trumbull Community Women, in our ongoing effort to help those less fortunate in our community, will collect new school supplies for students that will be donated to Mercy Learning Center in Bridgeport.  Please consider donating:  spiral notebooks,  2 pocket folders, pens, pencils, markers, crayons, calculators, sticky notes, glue, and blunt scissors.   

Recently Completed Projects

Food Donation to Mercy Learning Center

Today we delivered our donation of food and personal care items to Mercy Learning Center in Bridgeport. In these difficult times these are needed more than ever.

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The Sheila Hayes Memorial Community Service Scholarship

We are thrilled to announce that the 2022 Sheila Hayes Memorial Scholarship for Leadership in Community Service is awarded to Rania Ahmad. Her dedication to community service and her leadership within her volunteer activities greatly impressed us. She was presented with the scholarship by Kiran Chhablani at a ceremony last night at Trumbull High School. We can’t wait to see the wonderful accomplishments Rania has in her future. Congratulations!

Food Drive

Thank you Trumbull for another very successful food drive on Saturday, May 21. Not only did we collect two carloads full of food but we also received $600 in cash which was converted to Stop and Shop gift cards and then donated to the food pantry. Your generosity overwhelms us.

Free Document Shredding

Trumbull Community Women hosted a free document shredding event on April 30, 2022 at the Nature and Arts Center. The turnout was great and we appreciate the generosity of all who came.

Tidy-Up Trumbull

A big thank you to all the groups and individuals that helped clean up our parks, commuter parking lots, schools and roadsides. Among those participating are: The Republican and Democratic Town Committees, The Church of Jesus Christ and Latter Day Saints, Sustainable Trumbull, IMPACT, Girl Scouts, Trumbull Mamas, Brownie Troop on Boothill Road and many local groups. Approximately 60 bags of trash were collected. Well done everyone.

Socks to Mercy Learning 

On January 31 Duly Chiappetta brought 70 pairs of donated socks to Jane Ferreira President and CEO of Mercy Learning Center to help warm the students, mothers and kids during this cold winter. It warms our hearts that so many have been donating to our Giving Tree at the Trumbull Library. Thank you Trumbull for your continued generosity.

Valentine’s Project

Members of TCW brought treat bags for the nurses at St Vincent’s Hospital in Bridgeport. The bags filled with Valentine’s love are a thank you for the nurses who are persevering through this pandemic so selflessly.

Make A Wish

This month seven members of TCW went to Make A Wish in Trumbull to assemble 300 winter gift boxes for kids waiting for their wishes to come true. We all worked hard and well together and knocked out the project in only a few hours.  Several members had scars to show for all the work (cuts from assembling the boxes.)  But everyone left feeling very good about how much we accomplished for this very worthy organization. Here’s what Make A Wish posted on their FB page:

A big SHOUT OUT to the Trumbull Community Women for helping us package more than 300 “Snow Much Fun” packages to give a big boost of hope and joy to all our wish kids waiting for their wishes to come true!

And we got a lovely thank you from them by email too.

We hope that more TCW members can participate the next time we do this for them.  We will bring gloves to avoid those cuts!  Thank you to – Margaret, Barbara, Tania, Terri, Liz, Stacie and Sandra for all that hard work.  And we had fun too.

Holiday House Decorating Contest

The Winners are:

Sterling Road – Judges’ Choice

Holiday Glove Project for Mercy Learning

We provided gloves and a cold weather treat to needy families at Mercy Learning.  This included wrapping a chocolate bar with paper that has a snowman’s face and the gloves are tied to the top to look like a hat.  We provided 36 gloves for adults and 36 for children.  They were delivered to Mercy the week of December 13.

Letters from Santa

All the letters from Santa have been mailed.

Make-A-Wish Letters to Santa

Thank you to club volunteers who assisted on Nov 28 and Dec. 4 at the library with helping the children write letters to Santa for this Make-A-Wish fundraising project.   The letters will be delivered to Macy’s and Macy’s will donate $2 per letter to Make-A-Wish.   We’re also putting the link for the letters out on social media to help promote the fundraising.  We received 84 requests. Macy’s will therefore donate a total of $163 to Make-A-Wish.

Veterans Day Breakfast

The Veterans Day Breakfast was hosted by Trumbull Community Women as part of the Trumbull High School senior class ceremony honoring our Veterans.  There were about 30 veterans in attendance along with educators and politicians;  The ceremony was wonderful and the auditorium was full.  Thank you to our club’s volunteers for the event– Anna, Lisa, Karin, Stacie and Terri.

Halloween House Decorating Contest

The winners are:

Homemade Décor Winner – Rich Rodan, 196 Sterling Road

Whimsical Décor Winner – Richard & Joanna Cerniglia, 1943 Huntington TPK

Scariest Décor Winner – John & Donna Cocca, 15 Sport Hill Road

Mercy Learning Center Donation

TCW has once again donated to the Mercy Learning Center in Bridgeport. We have sponsored five students for the academic year providing emergency social service support. This will help students and their families with a variety of expenses such as paying bills, obtaining medical care or buying food. We hope you too will choose to support this institution which provides basic literacy and life skills training to women.

Trumbull Arts Festival – Children’s Creative Arts Tent

The annual Trumbull Arts Festival held on Sunday, September 19, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., was a great success. There was a big turnout of children who participated in a nice variety of crafts. The photo booth was also very popular. Fun was had by all.

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.

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Trumbull Community Women Salutes Teachers

The winner for November is Jill Bowcock, a Trumbull resident, who teaches Literature of the Well-Being at a high school in Fairfield

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

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 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.