November 2018


6th Annual Teen Essay Contest Winners


The 6th Annual Volunteer Square Teen Essay Contest, in partnership with Hearst Connecticut Media, has come to a close. We received an overwhelming number of essays from 29 school districts across Connecticut. The essays submitted truly represented how volunteering impacts the lives of teenagers in Connecticut.

Thank you to everyone that submitted an essay and to all that helped us promote this year's contest. Special thanks to our partners at Hearst Connecticut Media and to the Volunteer Square Advisory Board for reading every essay and helping us award the winners. 

And now, without further ado, we are thrilled to announce the 6th Annual High School Essay Contest Winners. 

Thanksgiving Angels

In early September MBI Director of Human Resources, Tom Reese, reached out to Volunteer Square looking to find some volunteer opportunities for his employees. After our initial meeting to discuss what they were looking for and where they wanted to focus their volunteering, Volunteer Square presented MBI with a menu of volunteer opportunities to choose from, "This is just the kind of menu we need to get something started here," Tom shared. After a review with the MBI team, the quickly choose their first project.

Tom shared that they wanted to explore options with Norwalk Community Health Center as it was nearby and their mission falls in line with what MBI was looking for. With over 250 employees in their Norwalk Office, they were interested in projects that many people could be involved and asked Volunteer Square to discuss with NCHC what was most needed.