Southington Paraeducators, ABA Therapists, and EL Tutors helping and supporting others!
Updated On: Jul 03, 2018
SPRINGis in the air and UPSEU - Unit 50, Southington Paraeducators, ABA Therapists, and EL Tutors have been busy little bees doing what they do best, which is helping and supporting others!
On March 15th, the unit made a sizeable donation to Wolcott Animal Control for $1,081.25, in Memory of Patty Holcomb, a veteran and beloved Paraeducator with more than 25 years of service with the Southington Public School District. Patty had a great love for animals and devoted many hours volunteering for the Wolcott Dog Pound. The unit, with cooperation from the S.P.S. District, sponsored a district wide dress down day on her behalf. The donations received from the event will be contributed to those animals and their care. Suzanne Topper, the Unit Vice- President made it her mission to make sure that Patty's passing would be remembered by those she worked with in the district and by those she cared for at the Dog Pound.
On March 22nd, the unit presented a check to Donna Ayers, the Executive Director of Bread For Life, for $1,000.00., in addition to 10 boxes of non-perishable food items! This check will help Bread For Life meet its Mission to provide food, fellowship, and dignity to all those in need in our community. A Mission that has helped to foster a partnership between the Unit and Bread For Life for close to ten years now. The Bread For Life motto, "So No One May Go Hungry", is one that resonates with the group and we hope to only do better things in 2019!