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LABOR OF LOVE BACKPACK PROGRAM RECEPTION/FUNDRAISER

 

ULA Staff and Volunteers (Top Left Photo):  Amy Blackwood, Kim Burton, Greg Vavrek, David Mitchell, Kim Keane, Katherine Logsdon, and Kasy Cornwell) are ready for the activity to start on Monday night as the John J Driscoll United Labor Agency hosted their annual reception following the AFL-CIO COPE political convention. This year the reception was dedicated to the Labor of Love Backpack Program.   All proceeds made went directly to the program.  

We had a great turn out.  Governor Dan Malloy, Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman, U.S. Representative Elizabeth Esty and Ted Kennedy Jr. (running for the 12th District State Senate seat), all stopped by.  Joseph Morris, Project Coordinator for The Village for Families and Children, was our guest speaker.  Joseph coordinates the Backpack program out of the Martin Luther King Elementary School in Hartford, CT.  He spoke to us about all the children in need and how much they appreciate the Backpack Program.  He was thrilled at seeing all the supporters we have and how many people donate to the program.

Four people received awards for their outstanding contributions to our agency (See pictures below). The 2014 ULA Community Champion Award went to Joe Piechta, A&R Local 4200, and Dawn Thomas and University Health Professionals Local 3837.  The 2014 Collaboration Champion Award went to Frank Dacato and the Joint Apprenticeship & Training Directors Committee of CT and John Beauregard and the Eastern Workforce Investment Board.

We thank everyone for their continued support of this wonderful program. We are committed to feeding forty families this upcoming school year!

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Feeding Children Everywhere

On May 19, 2014 thirty-six volunteers joined us for an exciting new project!  The John J. Driscoll United Labor Agency and the AFL-CIO Community Engagement Team partnered with the Sheet Metal Workers International Association Local Union #40 to host a Feeding Children Everywhere Hunger Project.

In just one hour 36 people packed 10,000 meals to be distributed to hungry families right here in Connecticut!  The energy was high as three teams of 12 raced to finish their portion of the packing.

If you were unable to come to this event, no need to worry! We are hosting another packing event for the remaining 10,000 meals on Monday October 20, 2014 at 6:00 pm.

We are accepting donations for our second event now.  Each meal costs only $0.25.  That’s right, for just a quarter you can help to end hunger right here in Connecticut.

For more information on how you can help please contact Katherine at:

KATHERINEL@ctula.org or by phone at (860) 258-6640 Ext. 224

COMING SOON!

DETAILS COMING SOON ON: 

TRAVELERS' BIRDIES FOR CHARITY - June 18 - 22, 2014

REGION 9A UAW GOLF TOURNAMENT - SEPTEMBER 14, 2014

LABOR WILL BE THERE!

ORGANIZED LABOR RECOGNITION NIGHT

 

DONATION CENTRAL

We have started a new year!

2014 Annual Appeal

Goal: $20,000

Donation Total: $ 7,375.00
 
We appreciate your help!   
Thank You!

GOLD LEVEL 
Congress of CT Community Colleges, SEIU 1973

SILVER LEVEL
Building Trades Council of New Haven
Greater Hartford Labor Council
Lori Pelletier
 
BRONZE LEVEL

CONTRIBUTORS
AFSCME Local 318
AFSCME Local 478
AFSCME 538
AFSCME Local 1522
Central CT Carpenters Local Union
Danbury Central Labor Council
IBEW Local 90
IBEW Local 420
IBEW Local 1228
MDC Supervisors Union
UFCW Local 919
UCONN Professional Employees
S.V.F.T. Local 4200A
Hartford Aircraft Lodge 743
New Milford Hospital Fed. of Registered Nurses

OIS pAULI

SPECIAL

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

AND THANKS

TO JOHN W. OLSEN

The Board and Staff of the John J. Driscoll United Labor Agency are grateful for the absolutely outstanding contribution made by our Board President, John W. Olsen.

John retired as President in December 2013, but not before he gave ULA the largest donation we have ever received!  He decided to donate a large portion of  the proceeds from his Retirement Dinner to ULA...$50,000. 

Not only did our long-time President leave us an example of leadership, dedication, and perseverance, but financially he helped us through a very difficult year!

Best Wishes on a Happy and Healthy Retirement!

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