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Prudence Crandall Center Executive Director Barbara Damon, center, accepts a donation from Local 1214's Nancy Taylor, left, and Michelle Way.


AFSCME Local 1214, the union representing employees at Charter Oak State College in New Britain and the Connecticut Distance Learning Consortium in Newington, donated $800 to the Prudence Crandall Center in New Britain for their “Bright Futures” campaign.

Local 1214 President Michelle Way and member Nancy Taylor, who heads the union’s charitable giving efforts, presented the donation to Prudence Crandall Center Executive Director Barbara Damon.

“Our union members are proud to support the amazing work of Prudence Crandall Center,” said Way, who is the Associate Director of Enterprise Systems at COSC/CTDLC. “It’s important to focus our charitable giving within the communities where we work and live.”

Taylor, the Associate Director of Corporate Recruitment and Alumni Relations at COSC/CTDLC, said Local 1214 members nominated local charities and then voted on the finalists. (The union is also donating $800 to Foodshare.)

“We deeply appreciate the generosity of AFSCME Local 1214 members for stepping up to help us reduce the impact of domestic violence,” Damon said. “This contribution will directly support our efforts to build brighter futures for the adults and children we serve.”

Serving the New Britain region, Prudence Crandall is dedicated to helping individuals achieve lives free of domestic violence by providing care, advocacy, support, and education. It is the state’s oldest domestic violence agency. Learn more at www.prudencecrandall.org.

Editor's Note: The Council 4 Women's Rights Committee is sponsoring a new children's coat and diaper drive to benefit the Prudence Crandall Center. You can bring your donations to the Council 4 Delegate Assembly on January 10, 2014. Go to "Additional Resources" for a downloadable flyer and please spread the word. Thanks.


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