Anthony Allison is the executive director of Norwalk ACTS.
Shout Out to the Children’s Connection for providing gifts to close to 3,000 children this holiday season, including all the Connecticut DCF children. The gifts were donated by local corporations. Part of the Norwalk Human Services Council, the mission of the Children’s Connection is to create a world where no child is harmed and no family is left without guidance.
Shout Out to the New Canaan Country School’s Middle and Upper Schools for collecting “Dove Bags” of essential food items for 52 local Person to Person families. The “Dove Program” provides a full day of food for hundreds of seniors and families to ensure they have a happy holiday meal. P2P also received over 1,100 items from the Student Council of Nathan Hale Middle School. And earlier in the week, more than 100 pounds of food was collected by the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk for P2P families. “This holiday season we are so grateful for all the food and toy donations from many of Norwalk’s businesses and organizations,” said Susan Zelman, Norwalk’s P2P Site Manager.
Shout Out to the House of Prophecies and Prayer Church in Norwalk, which organized a holiday party and lunch at Brien McMahon High School last week for families of the nine different public housing developments throughout the city. Parishioners raised money to purchase more than $4,000 worth of gifts, including games, bikes, coats, clothes and toys. According to Pastor Prophet Sadie Miles, who led the event, “Giving is the greatest present in the world.”
All of us at Norwalk ACTS, wish you and your families a happy holiday and joyful New Year.