Service organization: Hands on Hartford

Hands On Hartford, in partnership with others, strengthens community in Hartford by responding faithfully to people in need through programs that change lives and renew human possibility. 

Below is a list of the potential service projects you’ll be engaging with:

Peter's Retreat- Our supportive housing program for 25 residents living with HIV/ AIDS. Activities here will include some combination of painting, cleaning, yard work, help w/ lunch and bingo for residents.

Community Meals- Our soup kitchen which feeds 80-150 people Monday- Friday. Activities here will include helping to prepare and serve the meal and cleaning.

Community Pantry- Our newly renovated pantry which works off of a client choice model, serving 40-70 households daily (Tues- Thurs). Activities here will include assisting clients with shopping and stocking and organizing shelves.  Volunteers will also participate in food drives throughout the week to collect food for the Pantry.

Backpack Program- In the same building as our Community Pantry. A weekend nutrition program in which 300 backpacks are packed weekly with kid-friendly foods and delivered at school to children who are food insecure. Activities here will include packing the backpacks and writing notes to be included in them.


Check out handsonhartford.org for more information!

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 Meet the Coordinators

Chelsea Berkowitz (CAS '14) & Erin Minervini (CFA '16)


Your excited Hartford coordinators at the ASB Info Fair!

Your excited Hartford coordinators at the ASB Info Fair!

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Contact us

Our office hours for the spring are: Fridays 10-11am (Chelsea) AND Fridays 12-1pm (Erin)

We will also have office hours together on Sunday afternoons from 12:30-2pm in the GSU.

Come and talk to us, or email us at: buasb.hartford@gmail.com

Tweet us @BUASBHartford #MyHartfordWillGoOn

REGISTRATION IS OPEN! http://www.eventbrite.com/e/alternative-spring-breaks-2014-registration-9011075369

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