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In This Issue
Volunteer of the Month
March for Change
Public Allies
Read to Grow

Community Cinema Series!

The Untold Story of American Superheroines

March 18th
6:30 Doors Open
7:00 Show

Bring your daughter!

Volunteer of the Month!
Meet Alexis Yates- 
Volunteer at Caroline House in Bridgeport

Click HERE to learn more about Alexis and her amazing work.

March 9th 



March still feels like winter but warmer weather is just around the corner!
In this edition, you'll find information on how to continue to advocate for common sense gun safety laws, Community Cinema #3 in Fairfield Theatre Company's free award-winning PBS series, information on an apprenticeship program with Public Allies, how to help re-stock Read to Grow's bookshelves and meet TCC's debut of Volunteer of the Month!

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We Marched! Now what?
Nearly 6,000 marchers joined together at the state capitol on February 14th to show support for common sense gun laws in Connecticut. 
But there is still more to do...
1. Join March for Change at their Next Steps Meeting:
  • Wednesday, March 13th at 7:30pm, McManus Room, Westport Library
  • Friday, March 15th at 10:00am, Christ and Holy Trinity Church, 75 Church Lane, Westport  
  • Click HERE to RSVP to one of the meetings 
2. Join for Lobby Day in Hartford - March 13th 10am-1pm
3. Fridays at 9:30 am
Connecticut Against Gun Violence asks calls be made to legislators every Friday morning at 9:30am until they pass strong gun violence prevention laws. 
Click HERE to learn more

Want to learn leadership skills, improve nonprofits, and effect change in our local communities?
Public Allies is here for you. Their 10-month, full-time AmeriCorps apprenticeship program can help get you on a pathway to further your education and career, while giving you skills to expand your influence and leadership skills. 

Click HERE to learn more and to apply to Public Allies. Applications are due April 30th.
Books! Books! We Need books!


61% of low-income families have no age-appropriate books at all in their homes for their children.
You can change this by donating your gently used children's books to Read to Grow, a CT-wide book distribution organization. 
Books may be donating by contacting Read to Grow or using one of the many drop-off locations provided by the Junior League of Eastern Fairfield County
Drop off locations: 
Fairfield                                   Easton
Fairfield University Bookstore,       Samuel Staples Elementary School
Fairfield Woods Library                  Easton Library
First Niagara Bank, Blk Rk Trnpk   Easton Community Center
Sherman Elementary School