Derby elementary school students are all smiles after receiving new school
clothes, back packs and school supplies as this year's Corporate Volunteer
Council (CVC) recipients of the Back-to-School Clothes project.
goal of this 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.
year 150 students from Longhill and Sunnyside Schools in Shelton a received
individualized boxes of new clothing and supplies to begin the school year.
To date the CVC has outfitted 2,407 Valley children and spent $495,000.
You can see the earlier projects here.
BIC is just one of many on the Back to School Bandwagon this year!
Johanne Henderson, BIC’s Senior
Training and Organizational Development Manager, Patricia Tarasovic,
Director of the Volunteer Center at Valley United Way, and Chris Mills,
President of BIC USA, pose as a generous check is passed from BIC to Valley
United Way for the Back to School project.
is one of the many extremely generous Corporate Volunteer Council members
that are donating time, money, school supplies, and new clothing for the
Back to School project.
Some of the other CVC members participating in the
Back to School Clothes for Kids program this year include:
Altair Global Relocation
Ansonia Rotary Club
Barnum Financial Group
Chamber of Commerce Valley Business Networking Group
Chamber of Commerce Seeds to Leads Group
Chamber of Commerce Women in Networking Group
Chamber of Commerce Young Professional Group
Connecticut Basement Systems
DeDonato Building Contractors
DRS Seismic Consultants LLC
Homewood Suites by Hilton
Iroquois Gas Transmission
Market Data Retrieval
Marmon Utility LLC
Ned Miller Associates, Inc.
Newtown Savings Bank
Spectrum Plastics Group
Panache Hair Design
People’s United Bank
Professional Travel Planners
Real Estate Two
Serra & DelVecchio Insurance
Telecom Solutions Plus
The McIntyre Group
The Nielson Company
Town Line Storage
“AWARD WINNING” CORPORATE VOLUNTEER COUNCIL (CVC) 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.