New Canaan Group Helps With Annual Back-To-School Drive

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Norwalk's Family and Children's Agency received backpacks with school supplies to give to children as they head back to school.
Norwalk's Family and Children's Agency received backpacks with school supplies to give to children as they head back to school. Photo Credit: Contributed

NORWALK, Conn. – Businesses, families and other groups donated pencils, notebooks and backpacks to Norwalk's Family and Children's Agency to help those in need with back-to-school supplies.

FactSet Research Systems, the McElveen family, Rachel Schiavone, the Sciarretta and Lord families of Wilton, the Service League of Boys (SLOBs) of New Canaan, St. Patrick’s Church of Redding, Tauck World of Giving and the United Church of Rowayton are all donating school supplies for FCA clients. 

“Family & Children’s Agency is so grateful to our supporters who donate back to school supplies for clients each fall,” said Robert F. Cashel, President & CEO of Family and Children's Agency. “School supplies are essential for academic success, and these donations will mean so much to the students and families receiving them.”

This is Schiavone’s first year donating school supplies in honor of their friend Victoria Soto, a teacher who was killed in the Sandy Hook tragedy. Both the Service League of Boys of New Canaan and the Sciarretta and Lord families of Wilton are in their seventh year of donating back-to-school supplies.

The “Tools for School” drive, conducted by the Wilton families, collects backpacks filled with supplies, which are given to sixth grade students in the After School Program. The tradition began when one student in the family began to collect school supplies in lieu of birthday presents seven years ago. In its third year, FactSet Research Systems had a “giving tree” with over 100 request tags for employees to take.

To make a donation or learn more about Volunteer Services, contact Mayx Holmes, manager of Volunteer Services, at 203-855-8765 or mholmes@fcagency.org.

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