Make a Difference in 2022 Holiday Giving Program

November 14, 2022
Submitted By: Jacquelyn Argondizza
Ways to Give

The Village for Families & Children

How to give: Monetary donations can be made directly to The Village by clicking here. Gift cards to Walmart, Target, Stop & Shop, and Dollar Tree are also accepted at the collection sites.  

About The Village: The Village was one of the first agencies in the country to provide homes for neglected children. Today, they continue to achieve their mission “to build a community of strong, healthy families who protect and nurture children” by providing a full range of behavioral health, early childhood and youth development, substance use treatment, and support services for children, adults and families in the Greater Hartford, Connecticut region. If you’re interested in learning more about The Village, click here


South Park Inn:

How to giveSee the wish list of hygiene and household items here

About South Park Inn: Established in 1982, South Park Inn provides a range of programs and services to assist people experiencing homelessness as they transition back to permanency. The agency’s goal is to provide a safe, temporary place to stay as individuals identify the supports and opportunities that will yield long-term housing solutions. If you’re interested in learning more about South Park Inn, click here.


The Nosh: 

How to giveSee the wish list of food pantry items here

About The Nosh: As an approved Connecticut Foodshare pantry, The Nosh provides non-perishable, frozen food, fresh produce, toiletries, paper goods and cleaning supplies to the University of Hartford community. This food pantry truly embodies the phrase, “Food from the Hart!” If you’re interested in learning more about The Nosh, click here.


Boys and Girls Club of Hartford: 

How to giveSign up to donate unwrapped toys here.

About the Boys and Girls Club: For over 160 years, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford has provided a positive environment for children and teens throughout the City of Hartford. Their mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need it most, to realize their full potential as caring, productive, and responsible citizens. If you are interested in learning more about the Boys & Girls Club, click here.


Donation collection sites: 

  • GSU Information Desk- 205 (Mon. – Fri. 7:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Fri. 7:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. noon – 5 p.m.)
  • Office of Residential Life (Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. 1-8 p.m.)
  • Commons (Mon. - Thurs., 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Fri. 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.)
  • Public Safety Dispatch (24/7)


*All donations must be dropped off no later than Tuesday, December 6.*