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Make a Difference: Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center

Who: Mary and John, and their five children

Agency: Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center

Their situation: Mary had been a stay-at-home mother, and John supported the family financially. John became sick with diabetes, partial heart failure and COPD. The cost of John’s medication, medical appointments and lack of work are making it difficult for the family to make ends meet. Mary is enrolled in a work program and actively is seeking employment.

What to give: 

  • 17-year-old: shaving kit, sweatshirts (2x) and sweatpants (XL);
  • 15-year-old: arts and crafts products, sketchbook, twin comforter in bright colors.
  • 13-year-old: women’s medium sweatshirts, twin comforter bright colors.
  • 7-year-old: panda bears, LOL dolls, Shopkins toys.
  • 6-year-old: unicorns, LOL dolls, Shopkins toys 
  • Rite Aid gift certificates, which would be used to pay for father’s medicine. 

Any financial assistance for the family can be sent to the PNC, 27 Chase St., Pawcatuck, CT 06379, and mark in check memo “Make a Difference family.”


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