Thursday, May 17, 2012

Corporate Volunteer Council chooses Derby schools

To benefit from Back to School Clothes for Kids Project

Members of the Valley United Way's Corporate Volunteer Council


Valley United Way’s Corporate Volunteer Council has selected Derby elementary schools to benefit from the 2012 CVC Back to School Clothes for Kids Project.
Last year 150 students from Long Hill and Sunnyside Schools in Shelton received individualized boxes of new clothing and supplies to begin the school year.
To date the CVC has outfitted 2,207 Valley children and spent $455,000.

The goal of the CVC project is to provide new clothing to children in need at the start of the school year in an effort to improve attendance on the first days of school and boost their confidence. National statistics show that many underprivileged children miss the first few days of school simply because they do not have new clothes to wear.
The CVC hopes that by providing the children with clothes and school supplies, they will be encouraged to do their best while receiving a boost to their self-esteem. CVC companies strongly feel that the attendance of the children on the first day of school attributes to this program’s success. The students are presented with two new outfits, a coat or jacket, shoes and a backpack overflowing with school supplies.

The “award winning” Corporate Volunteer Council is a coalition of local businesses and corporations that have an active employee volunteer involvement program.
Since 1995, the CVC has been proud to play a vital role in boosting self-esteem and confidence by helping children to look and feel their best when they attend school, which has a proven positive effect on educational performance.

For information on becoming a CVC member contact Valley United Way’s Volunteer Center Director, Patricia Tarasovic, 203-926-9478, or at patricia.tarasovic@valleyunitedway.org.

The above was taken from a release provided by Jack Walsh, President/C.O.O., Valley United Way.

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