March 14, 2018 – Community members are invited to donate gently used clothing and household items to the Connecticut Professional Chapter of Iota Sweethearts, Inc.’s FUNDrive to be held on April 6, 2018 at Faith Ministries located at 749 Albany Ave. in Hartford, CT from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

The drive’s goal is to raise $500 in funds to support the ISI Connecticut’s upcoming community programs, which include providing assistance to local women and children shelters as part of the organization’s W.E. (Women’s Empowerment) Care initiative. Acceptable donations include clothing, shoes, accessories, linens, books, and small household items (no furniture). The drive is in partnership with the Springfield Professional Chapter of Iota Sweethearts, Inc. located in Springfield, Massachusetts. The two drives will be held simultaneously.

“One of our principle objectives as an Iota Sweetheart is to enrich the quality of life in the communities that we serve,” says chapter President Terrika Foster-Brasby, “This FUNDrive allows us to give back to our community through the donation of goods, but also to continue impacting our neighborhoods in a major way even when the drive is over.”

All goods collected through the FUNDrive are sold to Savers, the parent company to great thrift stores like Value Village, Unique, and Savers.

About Iota Sweethearts, Inc. Connecticut Professional Chapter

Iota Sweethearts, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 organization that aims to provide educational, career, and personal development opportunities to its members while also improving the social, academic, and economical standings of the individuals in its surrounding communities. The Connecticut Professional Chapter was established in 2017 and services the Central and Southern Connecticut area.

About Savers

Savers, Inc. is a privately held global thrift retailer. Through its unique business model of purchasing, reselling and recycling secondhand merchandise, the Savers family of thrift stores benefits more than 150 nonprofit organizations, gives local consumers a smart way to shop, and has saved more than 650 million pounds of quality used goods from landfills each year. For more information, please visit