The Bank of New Canaan is collecting gifts for children in Fairfield County who are living at the poverty level or infected or affected with HIV/AIDS through Dec. 9. All gifts will be distributed through St. Lukes/LifeWorks in Stamford.

Toys can be delivered to any branch but must be new and unwrapped. They can include puzzles, card games, art kits, board games, sporting equipment, Barbie dolls, stuffed animals, dress-up kits, play tool kits, coloring books with crayons, Legos, musical instruments and anything Sesame Street.

As New Canaan's only hometown bank, The Bank of New Canaan is a locally-managed commercial bank committed to providing the highest possible level of customer service and added value to the community. Branches in New Canaan are located at 208 Elm St. and 156 Cherry St.

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