Love Wins Community Drive

Love Wins Community Drive 

The Ana Grace Project, Central Connecticut State University, and the Consolidated School District of New Britain are teaming up to host a Love Wins Community Drive on December 14th from 6am-12pm. They are hosting this Community Drive in honor and remembrance of the precious children and teachers we lost in Sandy Hook. They are turning one tragic day into a day of giving to help the community and you can be a part of it. 

When: December 14, 2018 6am-12pm

Where: Davidson Hall, CCSU, 1615 Stanley St. New Britain, CT


A note from the organizers...

Through November and early December, we are asking for donations of toys, winter clothing, toiletries, and food. Join us at any point between 6 a.m. to noon on December 14 in front of CCSU’s Davidson Hall (1615 Stanley St.) where donations will be collected.

As many of you are aware, December 14 is the anniversary of the Sandy Hook School shooting, a tragedy that we all remember. Last year, many of us gathered to send the message of “Love Wins” in support of the Márquez-Greene family and Nelba, who works among us in Davidson Hall as director of The CCSU Ana Grace Project. Her daughter, Ana Grace, was one of the children killed in the shooting.

Taking our cue from Nelba and the many generous, passionate hearts on this campus and in the New Britain community, we know that acts of kindness greatly benefit the hearts and souls of both the receiver and the giver.

NBC CT has agreed to partner with us to publicize the drive leading up to the event and to cover the donation drop-off during its morning newscasts.

The items we collect will be donated to New Britain Youth & Family Services, New Britain schools (hats and mittens are greatly needed), Maria’s Place food pantry, among other New Britain and Greater Hartford agencies.

How can you be part of this amazing event? 

  1. Be a Donation Organizer: If you are willing to organize a donation box at your business, employer, or group, or you are willing to contact companies, community groups, or civic organizations on behalf of the Love Wins Community Drive, please let us know. Sign up here.
  2. Be a Drop-off Volunteer: Help us collect donations in front of Davidson Hall. Please sign up for any hours you are available. Be sure to join us at noon in Founders Hall for a “thank you” pizza party. Sign up here.
  3. Donate new, unwrapped toys, warm weather items, and non-perishables at CCSU on Dec. 14 from 6 a.m. to noon

  4. GIVE!  Because not everyone who loves the Marquez-Greene family and The Ana Grace Project lives locally- we have made electronic giving possible for those who cannot be with us in person. Your contribution will be earmarked for the exclusive use of The CCSU Ana Grace Project and the promotion of love winning. Give here: www.ccsu.edu/AnaGraceProject.

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