Health Activism

Lion's Club

Contact: tclions@gmail.com

The Trinity College Lions Club, chartered in April 2000, is the only college campus Lions Club in New England.  Lions International, since 1917, has served the world’s population through hard work and a commitment to make a difference in the lives of people everywhere. Lions Clubs International is the worlds largest and most active service club organization and are particularly recognized worldwide for their service to the blind and visually impaired.

Trinity’s Lion’s Club participates in an organizes a range of service programs, including volunteering at the Berlin Fair, organizing a peace poster project at local middle schools, recycling printer and toner cartridges, collecting old eyeglasses for the visually impaired, and collecting cell phones for a local domestic violence shelter. In the spring the chapter puts on an annual Wine and Cheese Fund raiser to remain involved with surrounding Lions Club chapters. 

Peter’s Retreat

Contacts: David Pierce and Nicole Sagullow (david.w.pierce@gmail.com or nicole.sagullow@trincoll.edu)

Peter’s Retreat is an adult residence program that serves the HIV/AIDS population of Hartford that would otherwise not have housing or would have unsafe housing.  Every two weeks volunteers to Peter’s Retreat to help with maintenance projects and serve dinner, but are also welcome to bring their own talents and interests to brighten the lives of the 26 residents and the house such as music/art or social activities, computers, playing card games, etc. 

Relay for Life

Contacts: Geoff Kwok or Aarthi Ram (tcrelay@gmail.com)

We began Relay for Life in 2006 and continue to fundraise today.

Some fundraisers for this year include: guessing the amount of candy corn in a jar for $1/guess, a fresh-baked cookie delivery service, Relay-inspired gourmet lollipops.
Relay can be found everywhere! Look for our bookmarks containing facts about Relay and cancer in the library soon!