TVCCA’s Retired & Senior Volunteer Program Partners with Charter Oak Federal Credit Union and Hall Communications for Annual Winter Boot Drive

New London, CT (November 12, 2019) – Thames Valley Council for Community Action and the RSVP Volunteers have some new partners in their annual collection and distribution of winter boots for children in need!

From November 18 through December 13, folks can go to one of a dozen Charter Oak Federal Credit Union branches to drop off donations of new boots or cash to provide warm winter boots for children in our community. Hall Communications will be broadcasting live across its six stations (WCTY, WNLC, K-HITS, WICH AM, I98 WILI FM and WILI AM/FM) from several of the branches throughout the drive.

Donations of new, unwrapped boots can be dropped off at the following Charter Oak Federal Credit Union branches:

  • 1055 Hartford Tpke, Waterford
  • 3 Boston Post Rd, Waterford
  • 32 Chicago Ave, Groton
  • 625 Long Hill Rd, Groton
  • 601 Rte 32, Montville
  • 1 Connecticut Ave, Norwich
  • 4 Hendel Dr, Mystic
  • 335 Main St, Niantic
  • 20 Liberty St, Pawcatuck
  • 7 Providence Pike, Putnam
  • 893 Main St, Willimantic
  • 589 Hartford Pike, Dayville

The project has been one of RSVP’s signature programs for 24 years, providing new winter boots to children of low income families living throughout New London and Windham Counties.  Each year, the requests for boots increases and this year we hope to fill over 1,500 requests.  The boots are purchased by community members or with funds donated.  Many of the boot donors and volunteers return each year to feed their holiday spirit.  Volunteers come from all walks of life.  Some donate an hour or two and others spend many hours working on this project over the next two months.

The Corporation for National and Community Service funds RSVP programs around the country with the goal of encouraging individuals over 55 years old to volunteer in their communities fulfilling community needs.

About TVCCA: Thames Valley Council for Community Action, Inc. (TVCCA) is a private, non-profit organization that has been providing social services in southeastern Connecticut since 1965. TVCCA is well recognized as a community leader – and partner – in advocating for and meeting the needs of the region’s economically and otherwise disadvantaged citizens.   For more information visit tvcca.org.

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