Operation Backpack

Back to School shopping starts early for Southbury Women’s Club members who work closely with Southbury Social Services to provide local children in need with school supplies. Last year, SWC provided over 70 backpacks to Region 15 children who may otherwise not have these supplies for the start of school. Each school in our district collects and provides SWC with every grade’s list of recommended school supplies. Using that information, each child receives a quality backpack filled with their school and grade’s required school supplies to ensure they have a successful start to the new school year.

Those wishing to help Operation Backpack may do one of the following:

  • Make an online donation by clicking here;
  • Purchase items on our Amazon wish list found here;
  • Mail a check to the following address:

     Southbury Women's Club

     P.O. Box 195

     Southbury, CT 06488

OPERATION BACKPACK is a long-standing project of SWC and would not be successful without the amazing support we receive from the local community and local businesses. To cover the backpack expenses collection jars are placed throughout the community this summer.  We are also accepting donations through August to help support this event.

The Southbury Women’s Club is a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization dedicated to serving the community through various public service projects.  Please consider donating to OPERATION BACKPACK today!

Southbury Women's Club sponsors several fundraising events and activities throughout the year, such as the CT Arts & eats (formerly the Southbury Fall Fine Arts Festival), Night Out for Charity, Celebrate PHS Graduates, Operation Backpack, the Southbury Turkey Trot, and An Evening with Santa, A full list with descriptions and links where applicable are listed below.

Our calendar will give you a quick glimpse of what’s happening right now!


Thursday, November 28th, 2019. Race begins at 8:30 a.m. sharp.   Kid’s Fun Run begins at 8:00 a.m. 

Revv Fitness Club, 730 Main Street South, Southbury, CT off I-84, Exit 14.

Teams have a minimum of 3 participants but no maximum. You must register a team name during the registration process to be eligible.

Please register early as we are expecting to sell out!!! There will be no race day registration! Pre-registration is online now for $25.00 and NO PROCESSING FEES! Deadline for online registration is midnight Sunday, November 24th. Guaranteed free T-shirt if registered by November 1st, 2019. Adult T-shirt sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL. The race is limited to 2000 runners so sign up early!!!!! No refunds.

Pre-registration online $7.00 and no processing fee. Deadline for online registration is midnight Sunday, November 24th, 2019 at midnight.

USATF CERTIFIED COURSE:  The course route goes down Main Street South then turns right onto Oak Tree Road and then a left hand turn back on to Main Street South. Flat and fast!!!  CLICK HERE FOR MAP.

EMAIL: southburyturkeytrot@gmail.com or call Hollie Ward, Race Co-chair at (203) 482-6746.

Awards will be given to all top male and female finishers in 9 age categories ranging from under 10 years of age to over 70.

Proceeds from the Southbury Turkey Trot will benefit local charities including the Southbury Food, Southbury Needy Fund and the Fuel Banks.

A list of our upcoming activities and important dates for the Southbury Women's Club can be found below. 

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