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New Canaan Country School Students Care For Community

From left, Keeley Strine and Grayson Strine, of New Canaan, and Janie Walsh, of Wilton, decorate
“Jars of Joy” for Family and Children’s Agency as part New Canaan Country School’s Community Service
Day on March 9.
From left, Keeley Strine and Grayson Strine, of New Canaan, and Janie Walsh, of Wilton, decorate “Jars of Joy” for Family and Children’s Agency as part New Canaan Country School’s Community Service Day on March 9. Photo Credit: Contributed

NEW CANAAN, Conn. — Students, parents and staff from New Canaan Country School volunteered for a variety of good causes during their annual public service day in early March.

Here are some of the projects:

  • Made bracelets to sell to raise money to ship 1,000 books to fill a new library at a school in Malawi.
  • Made lunches for Norwalk-based Family and Children’s Agency.
  • Sold baked goods to support The Ghana Children's Fund, founded by New Canaan resident Lisa Tuttle.
  • Made gifts in woodshop for families moving into new homes built by Housatonic Habitat for Humanity.
  • Made fleece blankets for Kids in Crisis.
  • Parents and children made cards and decorated tote bags filled with goodies for children at the pediatric centers at Norwalk Hospital and Westchester Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital.
  • Private First Class Elliott Folston of Norwalk attended and thanked volunteers for care packages assembled for Adopt A Platoon.
  • Lower School science students made terrariums to be placed around campus.

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