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Posted on: November 24, 2021

Norwalk Fire Department kicks off ‘Children’s Necessities Drive’ for Human Services Council

The Norwalk Fire Department is once again supporting the Human Services Council to bring joy to children who need it the most. For several years the Department has been a drop off site for their toy drive, but last year it was suspended due to COVID. The community support for the past holiday drives has always been overwhelming. This year, the drive is focusing on new/unused basic necessities, rather than toys/games. 

For over 20 years, Children’s Bank, a program of the Children’s Connection, has provided holiday help for children who are most in need in our communities. The Connecticut Department of Children & Families (DCF) and other Norwalk agencies to support approximately 3,500 children from birth to 18.These children have been abused, neglected and/or are at-risk, many of whom live in foster care or group homes and are struggling with frightening and unclear futures. 

  • Babies (0-12months): Diapers (all sizes), wipes, pacifiers, bottles, Sleeper pajamas, onesies, comfy outfits, blankets, diapers, wipes, swaddlers, sleep sacks, Baby bath sets(shampoo, soap wash clothes etc.) 
  • Toddlers, children and pre-teens:  Pants, jeans, fleece tops,  shirts, sweaters, t-shirts, socks, hats, gloves, scarves, pajamas, sweatpants, backpacks.
  • Teens:  leggings and sweatpants in all sizes, sweatshirts and hoodies, backpacks, headphones, makeup sets, grooming sets, nail polish sets, jewelry,Gift Cards (Old Navy, Kohls, Walmart, Target, Visa)

As you can see, they need all sizes, all seasons, all ages for boys and girls. The only request is that they should not say things like “mommy loves me” or “Daddy’s little angel” as not all the children have that. While toys will also be welcome for the younger children, please remember kids in middle and high school.

The Drive will begin on Friday, November 26th and run through December 20th. New, unwrapped items can be dropped off at the following Fire Stations in Norwalk. Station 1 on New Canaan Ave is currently under construction so for safety reasons, it’s not a drop off site this year. 

• Norwalk Fire Headquarters (Station 2): 121 Connecticut Ave

• NFD Station 3: 56 Van Zant Street 

• NFD Station 4: 180 Westport Ave 

• NFD Station 5: 23 Meadow Street 

• NFD Station 6: 100 Fairfield Ave.  

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