United Way Campaign Off to Fast Start 

Within the first three days of the annual Trinity College United Way-Community Works campaign, the group had already raised close to $3,000, representing nearly ten percent of the $30,500 goal. “We’re off to a great start,” notes Project Administrator Jen Destefani.   “Undoubtedly the Trinity community is aware that it doesn’t matter how much you give, the important thing is that you participate.”

At the recent kick-off breakfast held for department representatives at Trinity, a volunteer from the Connecticut Coalition of Organ and Tissue Donation made clear the importance of donating to United Way programs. Explaining that her son was a West Hartford police officer killed by a fatal gunshot wound, the volunteer explained that more than 70 people became organ recipients as a result of the donation of her son’s organs. Destefani points out that, “Support for the United Way ensures that programs like the Connecticut Coalition of Organ and Tissue Donation are available to those most in need.”

Destefani says that examples such as this make clear to potential donors that their support is crucial. She adds that last year’s campaign was a great success, raising close to $28,000. If you have any questions about this year’s campaign, which will run until January 6, please contact Destefani at ext. 2107. 


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