"MAKEconnections" is an intergenerational, collaborative platform for volunteerism through making. The library will offer six-week sessions during which volunteers will work together to create useful products to be donated to nonprofit organizations. In the initial session, participants will build 12 prosthetic hands using parts printed on the library's 3D printer. Future project ideas will be generated by participants.
Project Name: MAKEconnections: A platform for meaningful volunteerism through making
Purpose: Intergenerational collaboration
Grant Funding Amount: $1,925
Key Elements: Volunteerism, creativity, collaboration, working in small groups, helping real people
Target Audiences: Someone who wants to volunteer meaningfully:
Community Support: Library board, community groups
Use of grant funds: tools and supplies, 3D printer filament, support staff time for training and facilitation, posters and flyers.
Why: Newtowners want to:
Kim Weber, Kate Sheehan, Alana Bennison, Andy Forsyth
The C.H. Booth Library has 16.8 FTE employees.
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The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.