An Open Letter from the Chair of CBIA's Board of Directors

Dear CBIA members and friends,
In times of great tragedy, it’s easy to feel both a sense of helplessness over what has happened and an overwhelming desire to reach out to those affected.  Fortunately, there is much we can do to help and one of the best ways is by supporting the many local agencies who are, and will be, directly aiding the people of Newtown in the coming days, months and years.
The United Way of Western Connecticut, in partnership with Newtown Savings Bank, has created the ‘Sandy Hook School Support Fund’ that will provide support services to the families and community that have been affected.
The website address for the fund is You and your employees may contribute directly through that site, or donations by check may be mailed to:
Sandy Hook School Support Fund
c/o Newtown Savings Bank
39 Main Street, Newtown CT 06470
Long ago someone very wise said that in times like this we should not let events like this overcome us, but that we should overcome them with good.  The measure of who we are as a state will be seen in how we comfort the families, provide support to the people of Newtown, and move forward, together, into a better future.
We hope you will take the first steps with us by supporting the Sandy Hook Fund. And we encourage you to continue supporting the families involved, and the people of Newtown, through your faithful thoughts and prayers.
Thank you.
Donald R. Droppo, Jr. 
President & C.E.O. 
Curtis Packaging 
Sandy Hook, CT 06482