The UConn Office of Veterans Affairs and Military Programs has initiated its 5th Annual Care Package Drive!
At CSD, we will be placing collection boxes in our office, where the collected items will be donated to shelters which provide housing, training, job placement, and other services to the homeless and those in need with a focus on veterans. Homes for the Brave in Bridgeport has worked with 1100 veterans to date. Southpark Inn in Hartford hosts a veteran drop in every Thursday to distribute needed items, serve hot food and support VA programs. They also have 10 transitional living units dedicated to veterans. Through a partnership with the Hartford Police, some of the donated items will be delivered directly to those who live on the streets. The items can be dropped off in Wilbur Cross Room 204 or Arjona Room 343 between November 13th and December 8th!
For recommended collection items, please see the following list: Homes for the Brave Wish List