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Leslie Pizzagalli

Marketing Coordinator

Connecticut Basement Systems


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Connecticut Basement Systems Helps Seymour Achieve a Socially Distant School Year

Connecticut Basement Systems recruited Contractor Nation to assist with a Back to School Drive that collected donations for the middle schoolers

Seymour, CT - September 25, 2020

Seymour, CT - The new school year looked a little different for Seymour Middle School students due to Covid-19. Dates and deadlines were up in the air for many when it came to reopening. With distance learning, as well as in-class learning in place, Seymour Middle School needed to ensure that students would be safe once they arrived back after summer.  

For starters, all art supplies could no longer be shared. Jodie Roden, the school’s principal, informed the company by email that art supplies are usually shared among students each year, but Covid-19 put a stop to that. In a time of such uncertainty, Connecticut Basement Systems was certain of one thing: the company wanted to help. 

 Connecticut Basement Systems recruited Contractor Nation to assist with a Back to School Drive that collected supplies for the middle schoolers. Donation boxes were placed in the Marketing Department, as well as the front lobby of buildings 1 and 3 of our corporate campus. 

  Car Filled with Donations

With the help of Marketing Coordinator, Leslie Pizzagalli, and Contractor Nation’s Marketing Project Manager, Kaitlyn Macisco, these two teams were able to donate nearly a dozen tote bags and backpacks filled with school supplies to Jodie’s 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. 

Leslie Pizzagali and Kaitlyn Masisco

Donations were dropped off to Seymour Middle School on September 3rd, the same day that Superintendent Michael Wilson was operating the school’s “Thermometer Drive” -- a grab and go table that allowed Seymour families to take a free thermometer without having to leave their vehicle. Just another step to ensure students would stay safe.  

With the first day of class pushed after the holiday, students would start on Tuesday, September 9th, and the donations on Thursday afternoon would allow Jodie and the vice principal time to separate all the supplies, taking all the proper sanitary measures into account. 

The vision of Connecticut Basement Systems’ is to create healthy, safe, and efficient homes, while also helping the families who live in them.