NORWALK, CONN. -- As part of the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra's 75th anniversary celebration "Drive to Seventy-Five," it is participating in an area effort to obtain 100-200 backpacks and other necessary school supplies for needy local children entering kindergarten.
The program is asking for donations of regular-size backpacks (large enough to fit a library book and a lunch box), boxes of 24 crayons, boxes of pencils, glue sticks and other school supplies. Donations are being accepted until Aug. 28. Gift cards or checks made payable to NEON Child Development Program also are welcome.
Donations may be dropped off at any of the following locations:
- Nathaniel Ely School, 11 Ingalls Ave.
- Ben Franklin Center, 165 Flax Hill Road.
- NEON headquarters, 98 S. Main St.