Every month the HYPE (Hartford Young Professionals & Entrepreneurs) hold a networking event called Get HYPEd
. The event is casual, free to attend, and held at a different location each month. This month Get HYPEd took place Wednesday April 4th at Zula
in Downtown Hartford. HYPEsters were asked to bring toiletries to donate to Hands on Hartford
an organization that coordinates shelters in the Hartford area. They did not disappoint! Approximately 120 HYPE members attended the event and a whopping 365 toiletry items were collected! Toiletry items included soap, shampoo, lotion, toothbrushes and toothpaste and much more.
For those interested in supporting Hands on Hartford further, they have two additional upcoming events. One opportunity involves volunteering to conduct the Vulnerability Index at local shelters, and the other is to support Hands on Hartford through Foodshare’s 28th Annual Walk Against Hunger Fundraiser. For more information please click here:
Featured in the photo (from left to right) are Alex Koenigsberg (HYPE Administrative Event Coordinator), Kate Hayden (HYPE Community Involvement Committee member), Linda Popoola (UConn M.S.W. intern), Sarah Jacobson (systems coordinator for Hands on Hartford), and Julie Daly (HYPE Executive Director).