Children in the Lower School at New Canaan Country School decided they wanted to dedicate their day of community service on Tuesday, Dec. 5, to Person-to-Person's toy store, where parents were able to provide gifts at Christmas for their children.
Kids brought in brand-new, unwrapped board games and stayed to play a fun game of Bingo with their friends. The Bingo Bonanza Board Game Drive brought in 125 games for the toy store.
"We love to see children giving to other children around the holidays," said Michelle Bruscher, P2P volunteer and toy store co-chairman. "The parents, staff and students at NCCS are always looking for ways to give back to the greater community. We are grateful they chose Person-to-Person." Every year in December, Person-to-Person opens its toy store, where children and their families who have been helped by P2P during the past year can each receive a toy, a book and a game for the holidays. P2P gave away thousands of toys and board games.
The nonprofit Person-to-Person provides assistance with basic necessities to low-income individuals and families living in lower Fairfield County and helps them on their journey toward self-sufficiency. Services include practical help, advocacy, education and problem solving. Primary programs include emergency assistance, campership and scholarship. Person-to-Person has more than 2,000 volunteers in service each year. In 2011, Person-to-Person served nearly 22,000 people. For information, visit www.p2phelps.org or call 203-655-0048.