Info provided by Kim Kelly.
(April 14, 2022) — Project Graduation is in its 32nd year of holding a party at Haddam Killingworth High School the evening of graduation to prevent underage drinking and keep students safe. It is a fun, alcohol- and substance-free event. This year, it will take place June 17, 2022, with 130 graduates.
While the school administration supports the event, it does not help fund it. Instead, it relies on the generosity of local businesses and community members. Project Graduation is a 501(c)3 organization.
It is looking for donations of items such as gift certificates, swag items, gift baskets, college supplies, etc. In the past, the organization has given away folding dorm chairs, TVs, gift cards for various places where graduates can shop. Those will be used as door prizes for those who attend the event. Project Graduation also is looking for monetary donations to be used for purchasing food, games and entertainment. If you are an area restaurant and can donate food for the event, please contact the organization at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to donate to the event, please mail your donation to HKHS, Attention: 2022 HKHS PG Committee, 95 Little City Road, Higganum, CT 06441 or you can Venmo a donation at @HK-ProjectGraduation.