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    Friday, December 01, 2023

    Make a Difference: The Arc Eastern Connecticut

    WHO: Rusty and his family

    AGENCY: The Arc Eastern Connecticut

    THEIR SITUATION: Rusty is a young man with intellectual and developmental disabilities who receives in-home supports. Both of Rusty’s parents have passed away. He lives with his two uncles on a fixed income in a trailer home.

    WHAT TO GIVE: Gift cards to any large grocery store or Walmart, male personal care items, throw blankets, full-size bedding, and laundry detergent and baskets. Rusty, who likes cartoon characters and superheroes, needs winter clothing including fleece pants, sweatpants, sweaters, hoodies, long-sleeve shirts and undergarments in size 3X. Rusty loves Dunkin Donuts and likes tactile items/toys such as playdough, kinetic sand and slime. He could use an iPad, backpack and lunch box.

    TO DONATE: Monetary donations and gift cards can be sent to The Arc Eastern Connecticut, attn: Denise Tift, 125 Sachem St., Norwich, CT 06360; include "Make a Difference" in the memo. Make an appointment for in-person donations by calling (860) 889-4435.

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