NORWALK, Conn. – Christmas is a lousy time to be poor. Not that being poor is a picnic the other 364 days of the year, but Christmas is especially tough, particularly if you are a child.
Being poor is never the child’s fault. No matter the circumstance, no matter the reason, poverty is something that happens to the child against the child’s will.
There are plenty of poor children in Norwalk, and Christmas is coming. You can help make the day a little bit brighter for those children by donating a toy or toys to the Heart to Heart Foundation’s Holiday Toy Drive.
Norwalk Fire Chief Denis McCarthy put out a plea for donations in a Wednesday email.
“The Norwalk Fire Department continues to collect toys for the local Heart to Heart Toy Drive,” McCarthy wrote. “Residents are encouraged to remember the neediest in our community by donating a toy or gift at any of the five fire stations in Norwalk. We are grateful for the generosity of our community in this holiday season and throughout the year.”
Heart to Heart is accepting donations of toys for all ages, including electronics for older children, as well as gift cards.
For more information, contact the Rev. Nellie Mann, founder and director of the foundation, at (203) 642-4118.