Make A Difference: Catholic Charities
Who: Family of five
Agency: Catholic Charities, Diocese of Norwich
Situation: Because of COVID-19 and the closing of the dad's place of employment, the family of five is struggling. The family has two autistic children who require a lot of care and attention and mom is staying home to take care of the family. With the loss of income, they can barely afford the most basic necessities, and monthly expenses.
What to give: Father: size 11 shoes, 30/32 pants, large shirts
Mother: size 7.5 shoes, 10 pants, large shirts
15-year-old girl: size 11 shoes, size 16 pants, large shirts; body sprays, makeup, lotions
12-year-old boy: size 5 (adult) shoes, size 10 pants, medium shirts; ball, PlayStation game
4-year-old girl: size 12 (children's) shoes, size 7 pants, size 7 shirts; Barbie doll, toys
Family is in need of a toaster oven and anything for the kitchen and grocery store gift cards.
Where to donate: Drop off or mail donations to: Catholic Charities Diocese of Norwich, Attn: Make A Difference Program, 331 Main St., Norwich CT 06360, (860) 889-8346.
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