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We are proud to promote Kids Helping Kids CT or “KHK”s current holiday service project to give to others!  It’s called the Gift of Giving which is the true reason for the season.  This grassroots youth group started providing for kids in need at Christmas 3 years ago. This initiative is a bit different: the kids can shop for holidays for their loved ones courtesy of your donations!

The idea behind this Holiday Service Projects to Give to Others event was to give under-served children the ability to choose a gift for their family members for the holiday. Hundreds of gently used gifts for kids and adults were collected then children were invited to come shopping! KHK volunteers helped them with their selection and then wrapped the gifts for them. “The Gift of Giving was magical…”

A lot of volunteers to make the magic happen: kids to get people donating gently used items, sorting and set-up Friday, 12/9 from 3-9 pm we will set up the whole pop-up store at Boys and Girls Club, (347 Stillwater Avenue  Stamford, CT).  On Saturday December 10, we need all hands on deck to staff the store from 1:00- 6pm.  Take a look for yourself, then Register to help plan, work a shift or multiple ones!

“Stuff the Mini” Kids Winter Clothing Collection with New Country MINI Saturday, December 12 and, again Sunday, December 13.

Make a Christmas dinner and party for families in the area is set for Christmas Day at the Manchester Country Club. Organizer Raju Gomes is looking for donations of new toys, books, clothes, toiletries, grocery store gift cards, bus cards and volunteer help. . For donation drop-off locations, volunteer sign-ups or to learn more about MAC, please visit: Facebook, call 860-805-7747, or email us at

Other Holiday Service Projects to Give to Others we suggest: Holiday for Giving in Wallingford

Check out the good list of Connecticut Toy and Clothing Drives provided by The Hartford Courant and always use the State of Connecticut’s Network of Care website as a resource for you, family, friends and neighbors.  To give or to receive Holiday Gifts/Toys there is a large list of service agencies to choose from:

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