HYPE's Community Involvement Committee holds a community collection every April. This year, the committee chose to collect baby supplies to be donated to Catholic Charities in support of their Institute for the Hispanic Family and the Puerto Rican Relief Center. On Wednesday, HYPE members and HYPE Cup Teams dropped off much needed items such baby wipes,baby bottles, baby food, diaper cream, baby lotion, bibs, sippy cups and more at our Get HYPEd event at the the Rocking Horse Saloon. We collected over 500 items to be distributed to families in need! HYPE staff members dropped off the donations to the Institute for the Hispanic Family, where they were greeted by grateful staff.
Catholic Charities is a non profit agency serving people of all faiths in Hartford, Litchfield, and New Haven Counties since 1920. With a focus on children as our future, families as the backbone of our society, and the elderly as our link to our roots, their vision is to ensure individuals, families and communities will become healthy, self-sufficient and productive, thriving in a just and compassionate society. Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Hartford is one of the lead organizations involved in the resettlement efforts for families impacted by hurricanes in the Caribbean. Their services include case management, clothing and food for families and individuals relocating to Connecticut due to the devastation caused by recent hurricanes.
The Institute for the Hispanic Family Director Joel Cuz, HYPE Community Involvement Committee Vice Chair Lisa Pawlik, HYPE Executive Director Kim Bishop and HYPE Program Director Jackie Valliere, would like to thank everyone who donated! A special shout out to the Community Involvement Committee for all of their work in making this collection such a success!
For more pictures from the event go to our Facebook album here.