This semester, the Trinity Homelessness Project Community Service student group has been out volunteering in Hartford almost every weekend. From moving furniture with Journey Home, to serving breakfast and donating to the Backpack Nutrition Program at Hands on Hartford, this group has steadily been growing and Hartford community partners are taking notice. This student-led group was founded by Vy Phan ’18, and has since been picked up by Kyle Fields ’21 and this year by Erin Evangelista ’20.
The holiday season is a particularly important time for the type of service Trinity Homelessness Project provides. Over the past few weeks, they prepared hundreds of sandwiches and boot donations for Footwear With Care’s Annual Winter Boot Party in Downtown Hartford. This event provides winter boots and shoes along with socks, mittens, gloves, hats, flu shots and medical checkups for Hartford residents in need during the colder season. Additionally, Trinity Homelessness Project students spent their Friday afternoon working with Chartwell’s Trinity Dining Associates to prep 400 sandwiches to be passed out during the event.
Thank you Erin Evangelista ’20, Joe Barber and Beatrice Alicea, Chartwells, community partners and many more who have made these partnerships possible.
The Office of Community Service & Civic Engagement creates future civic leaders by engaging students in building and maintaining strong, sustainable community partnerships in Hartford, as well as educating and involving them in a range of broader social issues. To learn more and/or get involved, visit the CSCE web page here.