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The United Way of Western Connecticut 's Annual Day of Action was postponed from earlier this month because of rainy weather.  420 volunteers from 20 local businesses instead completed 60 projects for 24 regional nonprofit agencies throughout greater Danbury and New Milford are over a 10 day span. 

 

The projects ranged from reading to children to beautification projects. 

 

For a second year, the United Way led a community-wide project in support of early grade literacy called Camp Wannaread at the Danbury Police Athletic League Center.  30 volunteers put together summer literacy kits filled with donated books and reading supplies. 

 

Enough books were collected to provide two books to 300 local second grade students at Morris Street and South Street Schools in Danbury and Northville Elementary School in New Milford.  Additional books were donated to the schools’ libraries and media centers.

 
Ridgefield Supply provided materials and supplies for many of the projects.  Chik-fil-A in Brookfield, Starbucks on North Street in Danbury, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Caraluzzi’s and Stew Leonard’s donated items to feed the volunteers.

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