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Stamford Students, Local Agency Bring Holiday Cheer To Needy Families

Students from the Stamford Public Education Foundation collaborated with a local charitable organization to help several local families in need. Photo Credit: Contributed
Stamford Public Education Foundation students work on projects with an instructor. Photo Credit: Contributed

STAMFORD, Conn. – The holidays will be a little brighter for three Stamford families thanks to the efforts of a nonprofit agency that aids immigrants -- and local students and their mentors.

A representative of the agency, Neighbors Link Stamford, will collect donations for the families on Tuesday, Dec. 8, at the Newfield Elementary School.

The school is located at 345 Pepper Ridge Road, Stamford.

This project, brought to the community through the Stamford Public Education Foundation’s (SPEF) Service-Learning program, is a collaboration between SPEF, fifth-grade students from Newfield Elementary School, and their UConn mentors.

The donations were provided by Toys for Tots, Fairway Market, Palmwich, Target, Eden Farms Nursery & Garden Center, UConn-Stamford students, and other anonymous donors.

The families will also receive holiday ornaments made by SPEF students and their mentors.

For more information, or to make a donation to SPEF click here , or call (203) 965-7733.

For more information about the nonprofit agency, click here , or call (203) 674-8585.

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