Posts Tagged ‘ Community Services ’

Lions Club latest to adopt food pantry shelf

May 12, 2014
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Lions Club latest to adopt food pantry shelf

By Ed Harris Editor The Southington Lions Club is the latest community group to adopt a shelf at the Community Services food pantry. “The ‘We Serve’ motto is something we live by,” said Lions President Theresa Benning. “That is what we do for the Southington community.” The Lions Club joins 20 other community groups, churches…

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Looking to lend a hand; Community Services stocks up for holidays

December 6, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer With the holiday season and colder weather in full-swing, Southington Community Services has stocked up on gifts and donations for residents in need. Community Services has recently kicked off its annual “Adopt a Family” for Christmas, with over 50 volunteers and growing. Mark Fazzolari, the assistant director at Community Services,…

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ESPN lends a hand for Thanksgiving

November 28, 2013
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ESPN lends a hand for Thanksgiving

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Volunteers from ESPN continued their tradition of giving back by assisting Southington Community Services’ Thanksgiving event, held at the Drive-in Pavilion on Monday. Under the pavilion, volunteers spent the morning sorting and organizing boxes of food for residents who are in need. By noon, residents lined up to bring home…

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Library brings back popular Food for Fines program

November 27, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor The annual Food for Fines program has returned to the Southington Library. In existence for more than a dozen years, the program will run through December 31. “The library started with the Mitten Tree then expanded to collecting non-perishable food items for Community Services,” said Southington Library Publicist Jeanne D. Chmielewski.…

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Giving Back Girls help hand out backpacks

September 2, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Giving Back Girls kicked off another backpack drive as part of the Southington Smart Start Program, providing at least 400 backpacks to students in need throughout the community. Created in 2010 by high school freshman Erin Gibney, the Giving Back Girls spent hours filling each backpack with school supplies,…

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Kristen’s Kloset returns

February 16, 2013
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Kristen’s Kloset returns

By Ed Harris Editor The town will host the Kristen’s Kloset seasonal prom shop this year for the first time. The program, run by Southington Youth Services, is named after 13-year-old Kristen Warner, an honor roll student and gymnast, who died in an automobile accident in 2004. Kristen’s Kloset provides Prom essentials for students with…

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ESPN helps with Thanksgiving event

November 22, 2012
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer Volunteers from ESPN returned to Camp Sloper to assist with the Community Services Department’s Thanksgiving event, a collaboration which is an annual tradition. Under the pavilion at Sloper, the workers spent Monday morning sorting out the truckloads of food donated by numerous Southington businesses and civic groups. Later in the…

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