Back to School Supply Drive with AFT CT

Here is Renee's interview with David Hayes, a 5th Grade Teacher at Edgewood Elementary School in Bristol and the Secretary Treasurer for AFT Connecticut.

He chats about the challenges students and teachers have faced throughout COVID-19 and how your participation in the Back to School Supply Drive can help!

Listen here:

Back to School Supply Drive for Teachers and Students (Teddy Bear Drive Too)

Wednesday August 19, 2020 at Xfinity Theater in Hartford between 10am to 3pm we present a Teacher & Student School Supply Drive and Teddy Bear Drive for children in trauma.

We spoke with teachers, the unions and parents! These items are highly requested!

  • backpacks
  • lunch boxed/bags
  • traditional school supplies: pencils, glue sticks, binders, etc..
  • cleaning supplies: kleenex, wipes, sanitizer, paper towels, cleaning spray
  • ear buds
  • tech items

EVERY CAR that donates will receive 6 masks as a thank you and the first 1200 cars will receive hand sanitizer from Mizzi Cosmetics, with the masks donated in kind by the Rossi Family Foundation. All drive through and contactless! Pop your trunk we’ll grab your donation and give you our thank you gift!

We are also collecting new teddy bears for children in trauma for the Salvation Army. Please be sure they are new!

IN ADDITION we are presenting the Connecticut Education Association (CEA) and the AFT Connecticut with 20,000 masks for teachers, teachers aids, assistants, school nurses.

Teachers from across the state will be on site too!! Local leaders will be there and we need your help to collect school supplies, back-packs, tech, cleaning supplies for Teachers and students.

Help us help Teachers, Students and children in trauma with your donations from 10am to 3pm Wed 8.19.20 Xfinity Theatre in Hartford!!!

Brought to you by: iHeartCommunities, LiveNation, Xfinity Theatre, WTNH, Mizzi Cosmetics and the Rossi Family Foundation

If you can not attend in-person and you’d like to donate, visit our Amazon Wish list to purchase an item that will benefit The Salvation Army:CLICK HERE