WETHERSFIELD, Conn. (WTHN) – Tis the season to think of others. Connecticut Safety Society is collecting new stuffed animals now through December 14th to be given out to the sons and daughters of mothers who rely on services at the Interval House.
The Interval House is a non-profit organization that helps victims end the violence in their lives through advocacy, support groups, shelters and related services.
“Our Stuffed Animal Drive is our way of trying to make things a little happier, and hopefully being a smile to the faces of boys and girls that may be facing a difficult family time and often do not have the special ‘extras’ that make the holidays such a special time of year,” said Aaron Thompson of CONN-OSHA, a member of the Connecticut Safety Society’s Board of Directors.
According to Thompson, individuals and community groups wishing to participate in the drive can drop of a NEW stuffed animal between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. at CONN-OSHA’s Wethersfield office, located at 38 Wolcott Hill Road, Wethersfield. Hartford Interval House staff will put the collected toys into gift baskets for distribution to the youngsters on Christmas morning, Thompson said.
“We look forward to our Stuffed Animal Drive every year,” he notes. “People are always generous and open their hearts and wallets to help make the holidays better for these youngsters.”
The Connecticut Safety Society is comprised of employees from the Connecticut Department of Labor’s Division of Safety and Health (CONN-OSHA), representatives from federal OSHA’s offices in Hartford and Bridgeport, and safety and health professionals from the private industry.