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Declutter and Earn Cash at Woodbridge Earth Day Tag Sale! Plus Free COVID Boosters & Drug Take Back with Human Services

April 2, 2024
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Declutter and Earn Cash at Woodbridge Earth Day Tag Sale! Plus Free COVID Boosters & Drug Take Back with Human Services

Fun for the Whole Family!

Join us for the Community Game Night, an all-age event for toddlers to grandparents including everyone in between!  This fun family event will be held on April 10th in The Woodbridge Center on the lower level of the Center Building at 4 Meetinghouse Lane, Woodbridge.  The event will run from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.  The $10 per family admission includes games, pizza, drinks, and cookies.

The event is sponsored by the Woodbridge Rotary Club and hosted by Woodbridge Youth Services.  Please RSVP to Woodbridge Human Services at 203-389-3429 or by email at

Please let us know how many family members will attend and the ages of the children.  We’ll have age-appropriate games for all!  Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Tag Sale!

Are you tired of the clutter in your home?  Are you looking for an opportunity to sell some of your gently used items?  Are you thinking about downsizing?  The Woodbridge Center has a solution for you!  We’re happy to announce the upcoming tag sale in conjunction with the Woodbridge Earth Day 2024 event.  Sign up for an opportunity to connect with your community and turn your unwanted items into someone else’s treasure.  Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to declutter, socialize, and earn some extra cash!

Spaces are limited.  To reserve your space, contact The Woodbridge Center at 203-389-3430 or by email at  Tag sale participation is $10 (must bring your own table) and may be paid by check to The Town of Woodbridge and dropped off or sent to The Woodbridge Center, 11 Meetinghouse Lane or by credit card through this link:

You’ll find the tag sale on the front lawn of the Center Building from 10 am to 3 pm on Saturday, April 27th.  Earth Day also includes live music, clothing freecycle, textile recycling, Friends of the Library book sale, food trucks, electronic recycling, mattress recycling, compost & rain barrels, paper shredding, a seed exchange, Drug Take Back Day, and more.  You can read about the event here:

COVID Booster Clinic

The CDC recently announced new Spring 2024 COVID guidelines including a recommendation for those over 65, and those who are immunosuppressed, to receive another COVID booster.  With that in mind, Woodbridge Human Services, in conjunction with Valley Pharmacy, will offer a vaccine clinic on Wednesday, April 24th beginning at 10 am in the Center gym.  Please call for an appointment at 203-389-3429.

DEA Drug Take Back Day

The Bi-Annual DEA Drug Take Back Day will be held in conjunction with the Earth Day 2024 celebration on Saturday, April 27th, from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm at the Police Department entrance.  You may bring any unused or expired medications, including pet medications.  Vape and tobacco devices, with batteries removed, will also be accepted, please no liquids or sharps.  This is a safe, convenient, and responsible way to dispose of prescription drugs.  It should be noted that the Woodbridge Police Department does offer 24-hour access to safe drug disposal year-round.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

Tuesdays, 9 am - 1 pm.  VITA is a free tax preparation service available to individuals who are income qualifying, to people who have a disability, and to those who speak limited English.  The program began in early February and will run through April 9.  For required tax documents and to schedule an appointment, call 203-389-3429.  For more details on Woodbridge VITA services, see the Human Services website here:

Energy Assistance Program

Qualifying residents may schedule an appointment to apply for the 2023 - 2024 CT Energy Assistance Program administered by TEAM, INC.  Please call Human Services Social Worker Judi Young at 203-389 3429 for more information regarding this program.

Food Pantry

Residents in need may call for access to non-perishable food each month.  If interested in donating, the food pantry needs cleaning products, laundry soap, peanut butter and jams/jellies, coffee (both ground and instant), shelf stable milk, canola and olive oil, condiments (especially ketchup and mayonnaise), canned chicken and tuna, pasta sauce, snack foods, and personal hygiene products such as deodorant, toothpaste, razors, and shampoo.  Please check items for expiration dates prior to donating.

Needed! Medical Loan Closet

Transport wheelchairs, in good working order, are needed for the Medical Loan Closet.  Please contact Human Services to donate.

April is National Volunteer Month!

Thank you to all the volunteers who help this department each year!  According to the Alzheimer’s Association, volunteering later in life may protect the brain against cognitive decline and dementia.  Research presented at the 2023 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference showed older adults who performed volunteer activities were found to have better cognitive function — specifically, better executive function and episodic memory.

Woodbridge Tax Relief Programs

Woodbridge residents may file applications for the State and Town Elderly and Total Permanent Disability (TPD) Tax Relief Programs by May 15, 2024.  You must be 65 or older or you must have a Total Permanent Disability (TPD) prior to December 31, 2023.  This is an income-based program and proof of income and 2023 Federal Tax Return, if filed, are required.  Forms may be found online at

Woodbridge veteran residents may file applications for the State and Town Additional Veteran Program by October 1, 2024. DD-214 discharge papers need to have been filed with the Town Clerk’s Office by September 30, 2023, for eligibility this year. There is no age requirement. This is an income-based program and proof of income and 2023 Federal Tax Return, if filed, are required. Applications may be completed at the website or in person at the Assessor’s Office at Town Hall. You may also connect to the state program through this website link. The biennial application can be found here:

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