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West Hartford Artist Donates Proceeds to Social Service Agencies

Amy Genser. Submitted photo

West Hartford artist Amy Genser has donated a portion of her sales during the COVID-19 pandemic to social service organizations that are helping people in need.


Artist Amy Genser has donated a portion of her sales to various social service agencies during the coronavirus pandemic, totaling close to $15,000, acknowledging that our local economy has been deeply impacted by this outbreak and many of our loved ones in our community are struggling to feed their families.

Genser works with paper and paint to explore her obsession with texture, pattern, and color. Genser reflected on how she can help others during this emergency.

“I feel inspired to help those in need,” said Genser. “I am fortunate to be able to feed my family, and think about those in our community who have lost their jobs and can’t provide basic human needs like food.” Genser has supported the Anja Rosenberg Kosher Food Pantry at Jewish Family Services and The Town That Cares West Hartford Food Pantry.

The Anja Rosenberg Kosher Food Pantry distributes over 90,000 pounds of food, toiletries and cleaning supplies each year to local residents within the Greater Hartford area during temporary or long-term times of need. Over the past 10 weeks, volunteers at JFS have assembled and distributed close to 200 bags of food, personal items, and household supplies to members of our community.

The Town That Cares is a special fund established by the Town of West Hartford’s Department of Social Services. The fund assists residents experiencing a crisis situation hindering their ability to pay for utility bills, food, shelter costs, medical expenses, and other critical needs.

Genser lives in West Hartford with her husband and three sons.

For more information, visit www.amygenser.com.

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