Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Middlesex United Way
100 Riverview Center, Suite 230, Middletown, CT 06457
Jennifer Sprague, Communications Director, Middlesex United Way
(860) 346-8695
Toral Maher, Chair, Middlesex United Way Young Leaders Society
Program Officer, Liberty Bank Foundation
(860) 638-2961
July 28, 2014

Young Leaders Society to host School Supply Drive and 80’s Cover Band
MIDDLETOWN—The Middlesex United Way Young Leaders Society will present “Pencils, Backpacks, Erasers…and 80’s Music” a happy hour networking event for young professionals that will feature a school supply drive for Middlesex County children on  Tuesday, August 12 at the Mattabesset Canoe Club.
Backpacks and school supplies for kids in Middlesex County will be collected at this event featuring the local 80’s cover band, the Reanimators.  The Young Leaders Society is asking for donations of gender-neutral backpacks, 1-subject notebooks, composition books, 3-ring binders (1-2- and 3 inch), blue and black pens, and mechanical pencils.  All school supplies will be donated to children in Middlesex County.
“The Middlesex United Way Young Leaders Society is always looking for fun ways to give back to the community,” said Toral Maher, chair of the group. “This is the perfect time of year for a school supply drive and this will be a fun way to bring young professionals together in support of a great cause.”
This event is presented by the Middlesex United Way Young Leaders Society, which provides community involvement, personal development and networking for young professionals ages 21-40 who live and work in Middlesex County.
The event will be held from 5:00 to 7 p.m. August 12 at the Mattabesset Canoe Club, 80 Harbor Drive, Middletown.   The event is free. Light fare will be served.
Liberty Bank is sponsoring this event.  To RSVP, visit www.middlesexunitedway.org/YLS/events.
Questions can be directed to Jennifer Sprague at jennifer.sprague@middlesexunitedway.org or 860-346-8695.
About Middlesex United Way
Middlesex United Way is a locally based organization dedicated to strengthening lives, helping people, and improving community conditions in the fifteen towns in Middlesex County. Middlesex United Way serves the towns of Chester, Clinton, Cromwell, Deep River, Durham, East Haddam, East Hampton, Essex, Haddam, Killingworth, Middlefield, Middletown, Old Saybrook, Portland and Westbrook.


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