Back to School Drive for Students and Teachers

Wed, 08/19/2020 - 10:00am - 3:00pm
AFT Connecticut is teaming up with our colleagues in the Connecticut Education Association (CEA) in support of this timely event sponsored by iHeartMedia Connecticut's Community Access program. Members of affiliated PreK-12 and paraprofessionals and school-related personnel (PSRP) unions members are encouraged to both support and benefit from this mutual aid effort. 
Donate one or more of the following highly requested “back to school” items for students (accepted contactless by event volunteers):
  • backpacks
  • lunch boxed/bags
  • traditional school supplies: pencils, glue sticks, binders, etc..
  • cleaning supplies:
    • kleenex
    • wipes
    • sanitizer
    • paper towels
    • cleaning spray
  • ear buds
  • tech items
New teddy bears for children in trauma to be distributed by the Salvation Army are also requested.
Every car that donates will receive six masks donated in kind by the Rossi Family Foundation. The first 500 cars will also receive hand sanitizer from Mizzi Cosmetics.
Event sponsors are providing AFT Connecticut and CEA 10,000 masks to distribute to affiliated local unions, as well.
Click here for iHeartMedia's Amazon Wish list to purchase items benefitting the Salvation Army.
Click here for additional information. 
Parking lot, Xfinity Theater
61 Savitt Way
Hartford, CT
Miscellaneous event settings
AFT CT, CEA, iHeartMedia, LiveNation, Xfinity Theatre, WTNH-TV, Mizzi Cosmetics, Rossi Family Fndtn
Contact name: 
Matt O'Connor
Contact phone: 
(860) 257-9782
Contact email:
Donated items (see above)