Day Kimball Healthcare’s Family Advocacy Programs Receive Toy Donation from EASTCONN Students
Day Kimball Healthcare’s (DKH) Family Advocacy Programs received a donation of $300 worth of new toys from the students from the EASTCONN Killingly Northeast Regional Program on June 4. The students took it upon themselves to organize the toy collection during the holidays, but decided that bringing joy to children and their families all year through was equally important and waited until spring to make their donation.
“They did a terrific job and we’re extremely grateful for their generosity,” said DKH Director of Development Kristen Willis. “They have made a tremendous difference in the lives of so many children who are less fortunate than most. We always think of presents and gifts at holiday time, but many of these children may never get a birthday present, a gift for a special occasion, or even a chance to just have some fun and enjoy being a child. The impact of their efforts is immeasurable!”
The EASTCONN students from Room 229, accompanied by their teachers Mr. Ryan Gaudreau and Mrs. Celena Brown, presented the toys to DKH Family Advocacy staff members Sue Oleksy, Brittany-Mae Demers, Tess Person, Bianca Grover, and DKH Director of Development Kristen Willis.
Day Kimball Healthcare's Family Advocacy Programs work to support and strengthen families in the communities they serve, including WIC nutritional assistance for women and children, the Nurturing Families Network for caregivers of newborns and young children, and the HUSKY insurance program that offers free or low-cost health care programs for pregnant women and children. To learn more about DKH’s Family Advocacy Program, visit Day Kimball Healthcare’s (DKH) Family Advocacy Programs.