Red Thread in East Hartford Donates 239 Pounds of Food Transitions
A local business’s generosity is helping to feed hungry members of the Goodwin College Community after hosting a “Grab a Roll” food drive for the Transitions Food Pantry. The Red Thread showroom at 300 East River Drive, East Hartford, creatively used their leftover rolls of fabric as rewards for eager designers who brought in non-perishable food items to donate to Goodwin’s Transitions Food Pantry.
“Transitions is a local organization for East Hartford and Red Thread,” account manager Raquel Walton said. “We wanted to give back, and help out locally.”
Walton said that the company held a fun reception for the designers, who were allowed to take home a large roll of fabric after making a donation for the food bank. In total, Red Thread raised 239 pounds of food. “We’re so thankful for Red Thread’s generous donation,” Transitions assistant director Mike Rotondo said. “We rely on these donations to assist those in our community who sometimes need a little help. At Goodwin, we’re a family that assists each other when we’re in need.”