Council 4 Holiday Giving Activities

The holiday season is upon us. Recognizing that COVID-19 has made this a long a difficult year, our union has organized the following events in the spirit of giving and celebrating family:

Council 4 Holiday Spirit Challenge
Let’s help those who are struggling to stay warm the cold weather. Look in your closets and browse through your storage areas for gently used/clean winter apparel that you no longer need. (New items are also accepted.) We will donate collected items to local social service agencies and charities. Please make arrangements in advance to drop off at Council 4 or for a pickup with a point person from your local/chapter. Drop-offs can be placed in a designated box by entrance to our union hall. To pre-arrange a drop off or pick up, please email [email protected]. The Holiday Spirit Challenge begins now and runs through December 17.

Council 4 Gingerbread House Party by Zoom
We’re inviting members, retirees and staff to design a gingerbread house and submit your picture to us so we can share it on our website social media. Once you’ve done that, grab your favorite holiday snack and a cup of eggnog, and join us by Zoom on Friday, Dec. 18 at 6:30 p.m for a social hour and viewing of your houses. Our only rules: Your houses must be 90% edible, you must be creative and have jolly fun! Please submit your pictures by 4 p.m. on December 18 via email to Kelly Martinez at [email protected]. Registration information, including Zoom link, is in the flyer below.

Council 4 Annual Holiday Toy Drive:
Council 4 is once again collecting new, unused and unwrapped toys and gift cards for donation to local families through the United Labor Agency, which serves workers and families in need throughout Connecticut. All local unions, individual members and employees of Council 4 can bring donations to our union headquarters at 444 East Main St. in New Britain. In keeping with COVID-19 protocols, please leave your donation in a specially-marked box at the main entrance and call 860-224-4000 to alert us. The deadline for toy and gift card collection is Dec. 11, 2020.    

  • Click here to download and share our 2020 Holiday Spirit Challenge flyer.
  • Click here to download and share our 2020 Gingerbread House Party by Zoom flyer.
  • Click here to download and share our 2020 Holiday Toy Drive flyer.