On Saturday, April 23, Housatonic Community College (HCC) will host a fundraiser for Ukraine featuring a craft fair, art auction, and immersive cultural event.
— an announcement from Housatonic Community College
The fundraiser, which will take place from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., will include live performances, craft sales, pierogi sales and children’s activities. All activities will take place in the courtyard of the HCC campus at 900, boul. Lafayette, Bridgeport, off Interstate 95, exit 27.
A $2 donation is encouraged and all proceeds will go to helping the people of Ukraine. Free parking is available and the community is encouraged to attend.
The event is just the college’s latest initiative to raise awareness and support the Ukrainian people.
Last month, the HCC hosted a roundtable entitled Stand With Ukraine. The discussion provided a historical understanding of the relations between Ukraine and Russia.
“We stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine in their heroic fight for democracy,” said Dr. Dwayne Smith, CEO of Housatonic Community College.
“In times of crisis, higher education is a place for critical reflection and debate.
“Members of the academic community across the country, including here at Housatonic, are directly affected by the Russian military’s invasion of Ukraine.”
Housatonic also collects donations to provide humanitarian aid to Ukraine.
Donations include tactical/medical supplies and hospital needs such as backpacks, bandages and antibiotic ointments.
—New Canaan Chamber Music dedicates Sunday concert at 4 p.m. to Ukraine
—Concert for Ukraine at the Round Hill Community Church in Greenwich (May 13)