LET’S SUPPORT CHILD FIRST AGAIN
For the past several years New Haven CC has made donations of toys or money to a well-known program in Bridgeport called Child First. This program helps struggling families build nurturing relationships that heal and protect young children from the devastating impact trauma and chronic stress. Services are home-based and provided by trained mental health clinicians.
In the past our camera club members have donated toys which were brought to our holiday banquet. When Covid came along, the gifts became monetary contributions. Now we can return to giving actual toys if you would like. Since Child First services families with children from prenatal to 5 years, here are some suggestions:
Cars, trucks, puzzles, dolls, Connect Four game, Candy Land game, large Lego/duplos, dinosaurs, pop up toys or anything that looks like it would be fun for a young child to play with!
If you would like to donate via check, please make it out to Child First and either give it to Ann at the holiday party or mail to Ann Yost at 163 Woodvale Rd, West Haven, CT 06516.