Community Involvement No Shave November 2021 Mark and Christopher both participated in "No Shave November" this past year, supporting the North Haven Police Department in their goal to raise money for cancer patients. After not shaving for the month, the office donated to the CT Cancer Foundation where 100% of the proceeds go to CT cancer patients.The funds raised benefit the CCF Cancer Patient Assistance Program to provide assistance to Connecticut cancer patients in support of their basic needs: rent/mortgage, utilities and food. American Red Cross Hamden, CT- The Stevens & Boutilier team, who are with Waddell & Reed in Hamden, CT donated blood with the American Red Cross at Quinnipiac University on October 31, 2019.The American Red Cross holds about 500 blood drives every day. One donation can potentially save up to three lives. Every 2 seconds someone in the US needs blood. Junior Achievement Hamden, CT- The Stevens & Boutilier team, who are with Waddell & Reed in Hamden, CT participated in Junior Achievement on February 26, 2019.Junior Achievement is the nation's largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their futures, and make smart academic and economic choices.The Stevens & Boutilier team volunteered with a First Grade and Third Grade class at Hamden Hall Country Day School. During their time at Hamden Hall they were able to give these students their insight and knowledge through a five-session learning plan. Connecticut Food Bank NEW HAVEN, CT- The Stevens & Boutilier team, who are with Waddell & Reed in Hamden, CT ran a food drive during the months of December and January to donate to the Connecticut Food Bank.The Connecticut Food Bank was founded in 1982 in New Haven. The Connecticut Food Bank partners with food retailers, growers, donors and volunteers to source food and distribute it through a network of community-based programs, including food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, residential programs and day programs that serve adults and children, as well through our Mobile Pantry, GROW Truck and Kids’ BackPack programs.The Connecticut Food Bank provides food to hungry adults and children in six Connecticut counties: Fairfield, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, New London and Windham. More than 300,000 people in our service area are food insecure; nearly 100,000 children struggle with hunger.On January 17, 2019 the Stevens & Boutilier team made a trip to the local CT Food Bank in Wallingford, CT. The team was able to donate over seventy-five pounds of food along with a generous monetary donation in hopes to help replenish the food supply after the holiday season. Ronald McDonald House NEW HAVEN, CT- The Stevens & Boutilier team at Waddell & Reed in Hamden, CT volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House in New Haven, CT on Thursday evening July 26, 2018.The Ronald McDonald House is a home for families of children who are being treated at nearby hospitals and healthcare facilities in the New Haven area.The house gives the families the chance to stay close to their child in a supportive atmosphere.The house has 18 bedrooms, bathrooms, a kitchen and a top of the line kitchen. The Stevens & Boutilier team cooked a homemade meal for the families on Thursday evening. The meal consisted of pork tenderloin, garlic bread, mac n’ cheese, and a beautiful salad. The team had a wonderful time and plans on visiting the Ronald McDonald House again in the near future. Have a Question Name Email Address Phone Question Thank you! Oops!