Trinity United Way Campaign to Donate 50 Literacy Kits to Local Organizations, Schools

Students, Staff, and Faculty Invited to Make Literacy Kits During Common Hour October 25

​Hartford, Connecticut, October 21, 2016 –

WHAT: Members of the Trinity community are invited to make a literacy kit as part of the Trinity United Way Campaign. The goal of this Common Hour event is to make 50 literacy kits to donate to a local organization or school supported by United Way. A laptop and paper pledge forms will be available for anyone interested in pledging a donation to United Way at the event. Attending the event counts as participating in the Trinity United Way Campaign and will make attendees eligible for a prize drawing.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: Alumni Lounge, Mather Hall, second floor

 

Background:

United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut is a nonprofit organization working to improve lives for children and families in 40 towns of central and northeastern Connecticut. The mission is to engage and bring together people and resources committed to the well-being of children and families. United Way strives to make opportunities available for every child to succeed in school and for every family to achieve financial security.

​Photo by Lisa Kassow
United Way funds many charitable organizations, including American Cancer Society. On October 16, Trinity students from Hillel, Trinity College Black Women's Organization (TCBWO), and Men of Color Alliance (MOCA) came together to participate in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in Bushnell Park (pictured at right) and to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. The students raised approximately $1,300.

Click here to learn more about United Way’s 2016 campaign. For more information about the Trinity United Way Campaign and how to donate, contact Community Relations Manager Julia Rivera at julia.rivera@trincoll.edu.