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Marlborough Early Childhood Center requests items and notes for Newtown students

Marlborough – The recent tragedy at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. deeply touched the hearts of people world-wide. As that school prepares for what will undoubtedly be a difficult return after the holiday break, many are hoping to help make that transition a bit easier.

Locally, the Marlborough Early Childhood Center (ECC) is currently collecting school supplies that will be placed in new backpacks to be delivered to Sandy Hook. Many of the children had to leave their backpacks behind as they were evacuated during that chaotic day.

The ECC is asking residents to consider donating new items such as pencils, paper, folders, crayons, and markers to help fill the backpacks.

At the suggestion of a friend of an ECC staff member, who lives in Newtown, “hand- drawn pictures or notes of kindness, hope and encouragement” are also requested “to help show the children that the good in the world outweighs the bad.”

Items and letters may be dropped off at the ECC, 17 Washington St. this Friday, Dec. 28 from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The filled backpacks will then be delivered to Newtown on Saturday, Dec. 29.

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