GUIFORD, CT — The Guiford Youth and Household Providers’ Youth Board’s gifting program to assist native teenagers could have modified because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, however it’s nonetheless making a distinction amongst residents.
Reasonably than having neighborhood members donate presents which are supplied to Guiford youngsters, the mission now includes present playing cards. Because the group once more prepares to start gathering the present playing cards that will probably be distributed, organizers count on that wherever between 20-30 teenagers will obtain the present playing cards.
Reward card assortment will happen from 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. on Dec. 11 on the Recent Market in Guiford Commons. After the operation was shifted to a digital occasion due to the pandemic, present playing cards will once more be collected in-person. Organizers additionally mentioned that present playing cards could also be dropped off at Guiford Youth and Household Providers, which is positioned at 36 Graves St although Dec. 17.
The trouble was organized by the Youth and Household Providers’ Youth Board, which is comprised of Adams and Guiford Excessive Faculty college students who wish to make a optimistic distinction of their neighborhood. This yr, the group is partnering with the giving tree coordinated at Guilford Excessive Faculty, which donates not solely present playing cards from their assortment but additionally acceptable sized pajamas for teenagers.
For Mike Kosko, the group’s youth prevention specialist, seeing native teenagers profit from the generosity of their neighborhood proves to be rewarding for these concerned.
“Yearly, we get many gracious thank-you letters from recipients who typically have accepted that they have been extra neglected than their youthful siblings,” Kosko wrote in an e-mail. “It’s great to see not solely the Guilford Neighborhood supporting this effort, however native companies similar to Recent Market in addition to the college, workers and college students from the highschool.”