Love Wins

Love Wins Community Drive

Friday, December 13


Help us turn December 13 into a day of giving!

The CCSU/Ana Grace Project is sponsoring the 2nd annual Love Wins Community Drive, with the ultimate goal being to make a difference in the lives of children, individuals, and families in our community.

Through November and early December, we are asking for donations of toys, new winter clothing, toiletries, and food. Join us at any point between 6 a.m. to noon on Friday, December 13, in front of CCSU’s Davidson Hall where donations will be collected.

This December marks the seventh anniversary of the Sandy Hook School shooting, a tragedy that we all remember. Nelba Márquez-Greene, executive director of The CCSU/Ana Grace Project and mother of one of the victims, works on our campus. Last year, many of us gathered to send the message of “Love Wins” in support of the Márquez-Greene family and in recognition of the spirit of the Ana Grace Project. Our first community drive resulted in thousands of toys, food, and new clothing items that we boxed and delivered to our community partners.

Taking our cue from Nelba and the many generous people on this campus and in the New Britain community and beyond, we know that acts of kindness greatly benefit the hearts and souls of both the receiver and the giver.

All items we collect will be donated to New Britain Youth & Family Services, New Britain schools (new hats and mittens are greatly needed), and Maria’s Place food pantry in addition to other New Britain and Greater Hartford agencies.  

How can you be part of this amazing event? 

  1. Be a Donation Organizer: If you are willing to organize a donation box at your business, employer, or group, or you are willing to contact companies, community groups, or civic organizations on behalf of the Love Wins Community Drive, please let us know. Sign up here.
  2. Be a Drop-off Volunteer: Help us collect donations in front of Davidson Hall. Please sign up for any hours you are available. Be sure to join us at noon in Founders Hall for a “thank you” pizza party. Sign up here.
  3. Donate new, unwrapped toys, cold weather items, and non-perishables at CCSU on Dec. 13 from 6 a.m. to noon

  4. GIVE! Because not everyone who loves the Marquez-Greene family and The Ana Grace Project lives locally-we have made electronic giving possible for those who cannot be with us in person. Your contribution will be earmarked for the exclusive use of The CCSU Ana Grace Project and the promotion of love winning. Give here.