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Three Darien High School Seniors Raise Funds for Local Toddlers With Developmental Delays

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Three recent graduates of Darien High School — Lauren Larizza, Owen Stevens and Olivia Taylor — spearheaded a project to support STAR, Inc. as part of their senior internship with The Community Fund of Darien. With their involvement in the Youth Community Fund allocations, these intelligent, kind and proactive interns were aware of STAR’s funding shortfall to complete an important project to benefit toddlers in our community. — This article combines an announcement from STAR Inc. Lighting the Way, along with the text of the fundraising appeal from the students’ project. They were inspired to create and manage a project on The Impact Vine — an online giving platform founded by The Community Fund of Darien to support local nonprofits. Their mission was to raise an additional $750 to purchase iPads and learning software for STAR’s Birth to Three program.

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Descrooge Your Christmas: Help Buy Gift Cards for Darien’s Low Income Families and Seniors

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The Darien Department of Human Services provides gifts to low-income families and seniors in Darien. Gift cards are especially helpful and needed for the “sometimes hard-to-buy-for” teens and seniors so their families can pick out just the right gift for them. _____________

— This is an announcement from Community Fund of Darien on Impact Vine. _____________

Please help us raise the money to purchase:

15 $10 gift cards and ($150)
15 $25 gift cards ($375)

for 15 of our neighbors in need! Your donations will help us:

Spread Some Holiday Joy – Help parents buy toys for their children with a $25 gift card from Wal-Mart, Target, CVS, Walgreens, or Kohl’s, or
Provide A Holiday Meal –Fresh produce and meat is expensive.