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cember, giving companies a month to collect items from their employees and/or customers. Beth and Joellen will also develop a system to track donations to determine how successful each location is and proactively follow up with each company that offers to take a donation box. If any business in town is interested in getting a donation box, please contact Beth at
One of WCW’s newer members, Marie DelGreco, has agreed to serve as liaison with the Wallingford school district for donations of food items to Holiday for Giving. There will be a food drive in each school during the month of November to secure donations of non- perishable items. Marie hopes to encourage some friendly competition between schools to see which can get the most! Another food drive will take place at the annual Powder Puff game between Lyman Hall and Sheehan High Schools. With so many Wallingford families attending the game, Marie hopes to “stuff a truck” with donations.
To further assist HFG, WCW President Gina Cross and member Jen Frechette recent- ly organized a Paint a Christmas Tree fund- raiser. The community was invited to paint and decorate ceramic trees at this fun event, and proceeds will be donated as a gesture of support for Holiday for Giving’s mission to create “Holiday Magic” to those in need in the Wallingford community.
John F. Kennedy was a big believer in volunteerism and stated: “Every person can make a difference, and every person should try.” Those who have volunteered at Holiday for Giving say that it’s a fun way to give back, especially during the holiday season. Both Holiday for Giving and Wallingford Communi- ty Women are to be commended for their suc- cessful efforts to make the Town of Walling- ford a better place through their volunteerism and “unofficial partnership.”
NOTE: Sally Tremaine is a member, and currently Treasurer, of Wallingford Commu- nity Women, a non-profit civic organization that promotes educational, philanthropic and community service work, while providing members with opportunities for personal en- richment, leadership and social interaction. WCW organizes activities such as the Candi- dates Forum, the Middle School Spelling Bee, and the Children’s Area at Celebrate Walling- ford, and provides donations and/or support for other organizations such as CT Food Bank, Wallingford Symphony Orchestra, Wallingford Public Library, Ulbrich Boys & Girls Club, and Holiday for Giving.
Wallingford Magazine – Holiday, 2019

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