and bitterly cold temperatures, homeless shelters and
food pantries across the state were able to distribute
need, thanks to Connecticut's CPA community.
Group sponsors a charity drive for a different organiza-
tion. The 2008 CPA Winter Coat Drive was such a suc-
cess that the new professionals decided to bring it back
for a second time this year.
encouraging staff and clients to reach into the backs of their
closets and pull out those no-longer-used coats to donate to
others in need.
CSCPA's Campus Representatives (students engaged to
serve as a CSCPA presence on college campuses around
the state) to help get the word out. The students placed
signs and donation boxes in student centers and business
department buildings, with huge results.
it of Connecticut's CPA community," said CSCPA Student
and New Professional Outreach Specialist Alicia McCain,
who coordinated the coat pickups "There is a desperate
need across Connecticut for these coats, and we were able
to collect even more than the last drive."
charitable organization of Siracusa Movers. Button Up
Connecticut collects and hangs coats in a warehouse and
invites representatives from shelters, food pantries, and
other charitable organizations from across the state to
come and pick out coats that will fit the needs of the peo-
ple their groups help.
CSCPA charitable drives, get in touch with McCain at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-258-0217.
Connecticut CPA and on www.cscpa.org.
Bisson, Mike Roper, Iwona Strzepek, Mark Burbank (leaning down), Jennifer Farotti, and James Rinaldi. Webster Bank alone collected 160 coats!