Supporting Our Communities

AFSCME Local 1214 donation to Gaffney Elementary School in New Britain.

Across the state, Council 4 union members are giving back to their communities. Here are a few of the stories:

AFSCME Local 1214 members who work for Charter Oak State College in New Britain and the Connecticut Distance Learning Consortium in Newington, donated $955 to Gaffney Elementary School in New Britain for the purchase of 3 video projectors; and a new Gateway laptop to Pathways/Senderos Center of New Britain. Read the Local 1214 story here.

AFSCME Local 1303-266, representing Region 1 school employees (paraprofessionals, secretaries, custodians and IT) donated $500 to each of the social services agencies in Canaan, Cornwall, Falls Village, Kent, Lakeville and North Canaan. The Local Union also contributed $500 each to the town food banks in Kent, Lakeville, and North Canaan. Read the Local 1303-266 story here.

AFSCME Local 287, representing New Haven School Custodians, donated 32 gift cards worth $25 each to elementary school students throughout the city. Read the Local 287 story here.

AFSCME Local 1186, representing New Britain City, Board of Education and Housing Authority employees, has donated $1,500 to area organizations, including a $1,000 gift to the Mitten Tree, a gift and food program administered by the New Britain Youth & Family Services. Read the Local 1186 story here.

AFSCME Local 1303-26, representing Southington Public Works Employees, held a successful, first-ever food drive, filling three full-sized pickup trucks and collecting an additional $3,200 for the town's food pantry. Read the Local 1303-26 story here.

AFSCME Local 991, representing Manchester Town and Board of Education Employees, donated nearly $1,000 in food, gifts and money to Manchester Area Conference of Churches' Charities, which serves needy residents from Bolton and Manchester.

L-R: Local 1303-266's Kevin Whitney, Beth Ann Krupa, Jonathan Warren, Robin Beaujon, Katie Wood, Julie Lang, Sue Harris and Gina Jasmine.

AFSCME Local 184, representing workers at the Metropolitan District Commission, donated $500 each to End Hunger CT and Foodshare, Inc.