PUTNAM, CT – October 1, 2018 – Harrington Child and Family Services (CFS) is hosting a Halloween Costume Drive this month to benefit local families.
Community members are asked to drop off a new or gently-used kids costume to Harrington’s CFS office at 17 Kennedy Drive in Putnam by October 19. Costumes will be given to the Thompson Ecumenical Empowerment Group (TEEG), a social service agency helping to meet the needs of Northeastern Connecticut residents for over 30 years.
“Part of our mission within Child and Family Services is to take a look at the bigger picture for what may benefit local families, beyond our therapy and support services at Harrington,” said Director of Mental Health Katie Adams, LICSW.
The drive was presented by Thompson Schools Superintendent Melinda Smith, who approached TEEG Executive Director Anne Miller. Both agreed to be a part of the event by distributing the donated costumes to families who may benefit from some assistance.
“We are grateful for community partners like the Thompson School District and TEEG for helping us give back to the region we serve,” Adams said.
Costumes should be clean, in good condition and from a non-smoking home. Donations are accepted Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Harrington’s CFS Putnam, CT location (17 Kennedy Drive) as well as its Southbridge, MA CFS location (139 South Street).