October 2017: Assembly and donation of 250 Blessings Bags for Hidden Treasurers Within, 20 Care Caddies for Trumbull Food Pantry, and 30 Comfort Bags for the patients of the Norma Pfriem Cancer Center in Fairfield.
August 2017: 250 Blessings Bags donated to Thomas Merton House, 25 Care Caddies donated to Homes for the Brave and Trumbull Food Pantry, and 100 backpacks and 80 school supplies kits donated to the Center for Family Justice and Trumbull Social Services.
June 2017: Assembly of 25 Camp TeePee kits for the children sponsored by The Center for Family Justice, and 25 Care Caddies for the Ronald McDonald House in New Haven and 220 Blessings Bags for the Center for Family Justice and Prospect House, sponsored by Vazzy's Osteria in Monroe.
April 2017: Spring up of Indian Ledge Park as part of Trumbull Community Women's Tidy Up Trumbull.
March 2017: Creation of 22 fleece blankets, 46 decorated pillow cases, and 50 friendship bracelet kits for the teenage patients of the Smilow Cancer Center in Trumbull, sponsored by MNI, a division of Invirco, Inc. Assembly of 25 Care Caddies to Homes for the Brave, with donations from Unilever, and sponsored by MNI.
February 2017: Assembly of pillows for the children undergoing surgeries at Yale New Haven Children's Hospital, in support of Kisses from Katie. Donation of 150 pairs of socks to Bridgeport Rescue Mission.
January 2017: Donation of 3500 books for Read to Grow. Donation of 125 books, from Dinosaur's Paw in Newtown, to 7 Trumbull schools, and 6 Bridgeport elementary schools.
December 2016: Sponsorship of 55 individuals for the holiday, through Trumbull Social Services and Family ReEntry.
October 2016: Fall Festival for the families of the Open Door Shelter in Norwalk, with pumpkins, crafts, snacks, and new books for the children.
September 2016: Over 20 members weeded the gardens of Burroughs Community Center in Bridgeport.
August 2016: Assembly of 310 Blessings Bags donated to Bridgeport Rescue Mission, Prospect House, and Bridge House; assembly of 15 Cinch Caddies and 10 Care Caddies donated to Trumbull Food Pantry, assembly of 22 Care Caddies donated to Homes for the Brave; assembly of 60 school supplies kits and 70 backpacks donated to Family ReEntry.
June 2016: Set up for Relay for Life in Trumbull in support of the American Cancer Society.
May 2016: Food Drive to support Trumbull Food Pantry.
April 2016: Clean up of Indian Ledge Park, in support of Trumbull Community Women's Tidy Up Trumbull
March 2016: Collection of over 1,000 newborn outfits, donated to The Tiny Miracles Foundation of Darien, CT
February 2016: Assembly of 235 Blessings Bags, donated to Bridgeport Rescue Mission and the United Church in Bridgeport, and 25 Care Caddies, donated to the Trumbull Food Pantry and Homes for the Brave.
January 2016: Assembly of 2400 school lunches for Stamford School children, in support of Filling in the Blanks.
December 2015: Sponsorship of 15 Trumbull families for the holiday season with gifts and Care Caddies, through Trumbull Social Services.
October 2015: Prepping of 100 stockings, to be filled with small trinkets and donated to Hungry Kidzz.
September 2015: Packing of food kits and hygiene supplies and organization of donated clothes at Bridgeport Rescue Mission's Donation Center.
June 2015: Assembly of 400 lunches for Stamford school children, in support of Filling in the Blanks.
May 2015: Planting of a new sensory garden at the Trumbull Nature & Art Center.
April 2015: Clean up of Indian Ledge Park, as part of Trumbull Community Women's Tidy Up Trumbull.
March 2015: Creation of 90 fleece blankets for Children in the ICU at Bridgeport and Yale New Haven Children's Hospitals, in support of Brady's Smile.
January 2015: Collection of 3700 books from members and the Trumbull community to donate to Read to Grow, a local nonprofit, whose mission is to promote early childhood literacy in Connecticut.
November 2014: Volunteering for Bridgeport Rescue Mission's Great Thanksgiving Project, helping to distribute care packages of food for Thanksgiving.
September 2014: Assembly of 85 Blessings Bags to Bridgeport Rescue Mission and 15 shower caddies of full size items to Homes for the Brave.
August 2014: Assembly of 60 school supplies kits and 58 backpacks and 12 lunch boxes donated to Family Reentry.
June 2014: Assembly of 90 Blessings bags to donate to Bridgeport Rescue Mission, and 16 shower caddies of full size hygiene products to the men of Homes for the Brave.
March 2014: Set up and registration at the March of Dimes Walk in Fairfield.
March 2014: Donation of 90 prom dresses for Princess and the Prom. For more information, check out www.princessandtheprom.org
February 2014: Creation of 70 fleece blankets for Brady's Smile. Donation of 200 containers of play dough and 76 boxes of crayons for their Brady's comfort bags for the children.
January 2014: Creation of original clay bells for Ben's Bells. The bells symbolize acts of kindness and motivate the recipient to pass along the kindness. They will be placed throughout the Trumbull area for people to find and pass along the kindness. For more information on Ben's Bells, check out www.bensbells.org
November 2013: Members helped with Bridgeport Rescue Mission's Great Thanksgiving Project. We helped to organize thousands of items for the Thanksgiving meals and to distribute these items, along with winter clothes, to people in need throughout Fairfield County.
October 2013: Execution of our own version of Extreme Make over: House Edition for Homes with Hope in Westport.
August 2013: Assembly of 60 Blessings Bags and 10 Care Caddies for Bridgeport Rescue Mission.
July 2013: Assembly of 10 Blessings Caddies we delivered to the women staying at the new Guest House of Bridgeport Rescue Mission. For more information, check out http://www.bridgeportrescuemission.org.
November 2017: Organization and prepping of hundreds of coats for Bridgeport Rescue Mission's Great Thanksgiving Project.
September 2017: Fall clean up and stocking off food pantry of Spooner House in Shelton, CT
June 2017: Assembly of 800 weekend lunches for Stamford school children in support of Filling in the Blanks.
May 2015: Spring clean up (27 bags of debris and garbage!) of Cardinal Shehan Center in Bridgeport and donation of 40 Cinch Caddies of hygiene items, sponsored by Unilever, for their Empowering Girls program.
April 2017: Assembly of 260 Blessings Bags for Bridgeport Rescue Mission and Bridge House, 35 Care Caddies for Trumbull Food Pantry, and 45 Cooking for our Community Kits and $300, sponsored by Prime 111, in gift card to Stop & Shop for Trumbull Food Pantry.
February 2017: Assembly of 250 Blessings Bags to Bridgeport Rescue Mission and Prospect House, 20 Cinch Caddies to Trumbull Food Pantry, and 20 Care Caddies to a young mother's shelter in New Haven.
December 2016: Donation of 230 Blessings Bags to Bridgeport Rescue Mission and the Food Pantry of the United Congregational Church, 12 Care Caddies donated to the Trumbull Food Pantry, and 15 Cinch Caddies donated to Homes for the Brave.
November 2016: 40 Cooking Kits, 10 frozen meals, and $350 in Stop & Shop gift cards donated to Operation Hope in Fairfield. Special thanks to the Trumbull Rotary for their $300 grant for gift cards.
June 2016: Assembly of 180 Blessings Bags for Operation Hope in Fairfield and Thomas Merton House, 20 Cinch Caddies for Bridge House, 15 Cinch Caddies for Trumbull Food Pantry, and 25 Care Caddies for Homes for the Brave.
April 26: Assembly of 235 Blessings Bags for Bridgeport Rescue Mission and Prospect House, 25 Care Caddies for Trumbull Food Pantry, and 30 Cinch Caddies for Bridge House.
March 2016: Creation of 75+ fleece pillows for the children at Yale New Haven Children's Hospital, in support of Kisses from Katie.
February 2016: Assembly of 100 fleece blankets for Brady's Smile. Donation of crayons, markers, and coloring books for their Smiles Bags.
December 2015: Assembly of 280 Blessings Bags, donated to Bridgeport Rescue Mission, Prospect House, and Operation Hope; Assembly of 18 Care Caddies, donated to Trumbull Food Pantry.
November 2015: 115 stockings filled with items, in support of Hungry Kidzz.
October 2015: Assembly of 155 Blessings Bags, donated to Bridgeport Rescue Mission and Homes for the Brave.
August 2015: Assembly of 210 Blessings Bags for United Congregational Church food pantry in Bridgeport, 26 Care Caddies for Bridge House and Trumbull Food Pantry, 34 Sweet Cases for the children of St. Vincent's Special Needs Services in Trumbull, and 54 backpacks and school supply kits for Family Reentry in Norwalk.
June 2015: Assembly of 120 Blessings bags for Bridgeport Rescue Mission and 16 Care Caddies for the Trumbull Food Pantry.
May 2015: Set up for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life event in Trumbull.
April 2015: Assembly of 175 Blessings Bags for Bridgeport Rescue Mission, Trumbull Food Pantry, and Homes for the Brave, and 10 shower caddies for Homes for the Brave.
February 2015: Assembly of 100 Blessings Bags for Thomas Merton House in Bridgeport, 60 Blessings Bags for Bridgeport Rescue Mission, 20 shower caddies for Homes for the Brave women's guest house, and 8 care packages for Connecticut National Guard troops deployed overseas.
December 2014: Sponsorship of 11 local families with Christmas presents and 11 Care Caddies of hygiene products donated to Trumbull Social Services.
October 2014: Fall clean up of the gardens and trails of the Trumbull Nature & Arts Center.
August 2014: Assembly of 121 Blessings Bags to Bridgeport Rescue Mission, 54 Blessings Bags to Homes for the Brave and 5 shower caddies to Bridgeport Rescue Mission's Guest House.
July 2014: Donation of over 1600 wipes and over 1180 diapers to the Diaper Bank of Greater New Haven.
May 2014: Food drive in front of Stop & Shop Trumbull, with over 500 items donated to the Trumbull Food Pantry. We also collected $500 in donations which will be donated to the Food Pantry and to use for future projects.
April 2014: Clean up of Indian Ledge Park, as part of Trumbull Community Women's Tidy Up Trumbull.
March 2014: Assembly of 20 Care Caddies, 15 Sweet Dreams bags for the kids (each bag contained stuffed animal, book and lotion), another huge bag of stuffed animals, 30 outfits for young children and 88 Blessings Bags donated to the Domestic Violence Crisis Center in Norwalk.
January 2014: Members donated supplies for the creation of 100 Blessings Bags, which were donated to Bridgeport Rescue Mission in Bridgeport.
December 2013: Collection of over 2300 books, donated to Read to Grow, a local nonprofit, whose mission is to promote early childhood literacy in Connecticut. For more information, check out: www.readtogrow.org
November 2013: Assembly of 10 Care Caddies and 45 Blessings Bags for the men of Homes for the Brave in Bridgeport.
September 2013: Donation of 60 backpacks, and tons of school supplies to the Pupil Service Department of Trumbull Public Schools and the Center for Women and Families in Bridgeport.
August 2013: Donation of 50 new and gently used baby and toddler toys for Bridgeport Hospital’s Child life Department.
May 2013: Food drive at Trumbull Stop & Shop. Collection of over 1,000 items and $475, which will be used to buy items in the future, for the Trumbull Food Pantry.
March 2013: Sewing of
50 capes in support of Emmy’s Heart. Emmy’s Heart volunteers create tutus and crowns for young children undergoing treatment for serious illnesses or disabilities at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital.
For more information on Emmy’s Heart, check out http://www.emmysheart.org
February 2013: Assembly of 100 Blessings Bags to Bridgeport Rescue Mission.
April 2013: Clean up of a new parking lot for Caroline House in Bridgeport. Donation of 25 pairs of pants for their preschool students, who are being potty trained, and $165 in gift cards to local grocery stores.
March 2013: Donation of over 30 DVDs to the Child Life Department of Bridgeport Hospital.
February 2013: "Night of pampering” for female veterans who reside at Homes for the Brave in Bridgeport. We brought goodie bags for each of the residents, cooked and served a home made meal- with a little help from our friends at Fratello’s in Monroe- and then pampered the women with manicures, pedicures and facials.
January 2013: Donation of 1700 children’s books. Over 1600 books will go to Read to Grow, a local nonprofit, whose mission is to promote early childhood literacy in Connecticut. The remaining books will go to Bridgeport Hospital’s pediatric floor, so that parents may read to their children while in the hospital. For more information on Read to Grow, check out http://www.readtogrow.org
January 2013: Staffing of the Volunteer Call Center for Newtown for the day. Each day, the center fields calls from hundreds of people from around the country who want to donate and support the victims and survivors of the Sandy Hook tragedy.
December 2012: Over 15 members put their baking skills to good use! We whipped up 2 dozen pies, various brands, almost 100 cupcakes and well over a hundred cookies to donate to the Trumbull Food Pantry. Pantry staffers gave out the treats to patrons the week before Christmas.
September 2012: Creation of 50 blankets to support Brady’s Smile, a Fairfield nonprofit that supports children who have life threatening or terminal illnesses and their families. Brady’s Smile makes fleece blankets that are put over children when they come out of the operating room. We also collected 75 packages of crayons and pens for Comfort Bags. For more information on Brady’s Smile, check out: http://www.bradyssmile.org
November 2012: Collection of over 60 back packs and lunch boxes hundreds of school supplies, ranging from notebooks and folders donated by Target Hawley Lane, and pens, rulers, erasers, pencils, and cases donated by members. We assembled 45 full back packs to give to the Center for Women and Families.