Chrysalis Center Launches #DonationCreation2020 Initiative to Fill Food Pantry During COVID-19 Crisis
Chrysalis Center announces #DonationCreation2020 will launch on May 1st and is currently seeking teams to sign up. This organization’s month-long food drive, which invites individuals to organize, form teams and collect nonperishable food items for families in need, is relying on the community’s generosity now more than ever as they have an increased need during the COVID-19 crisis.
Donation Creation runs from May 1 through June 1, 2020. This year, due to the pandemic and practicing social distancing, rather than making a “creation” of items collected, as teams have done in the past, the organization is asking for teams to be creative and come up with a team name and collect nonperishable items to benefit Freshplace, located on Chrysalis Center’s main campus, at 255 Homestead Avenue in Hartford. In addition, online donations are also accepted to help the organization purchase food in need.
Teams can be organized through schools, civic and religious organizations, companies, neighborhoods, services clubs, and other groups of two or more. Chrysalis Center encourages teams to share their activity on social media, using the hashtag #DonationCreation2020 to help collect items in need, as well as spread awareness of hunger in our area.
“It’s a food drive with a twist”, said Adria Giordano, Director of Development and Communications at Chrysalis Center, and a “wonderful way for people to give back to help those in need, while practicing social distancing. We have an increased need since the pandemic has hit our State. In addition to feeding our Freshplace clients and families, we are also giving out food to families in our other programs as well, who may have a comprised health situation or are elderly and cannot get to the grocery store.”
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About Chrysalis Center
Chrysalis Center is a private, non-profit, socially innovative, multiservice organization that serves individuals and their families living in the State of Connecticut. Chrysalis Center helps those living in poverty, Veterans, men, women, children, and young adults who are struggling with mental health, addiction, HIV/AIDS, those returning from incarceration and homelessness. Find more information about how Chrysalis Center provides supportive services to assist people in need to transform their lives at: Chrysalis Center. Getting help…Getting better…Giving back.
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