Danbury City Hall is collecting donations for a number of causes, including Operation ELF.
Mayor Mark Boughton says the statewide collection benefits military families. Operation Elf is seeking donations of children's toys and gift cards, as well as fuel oil, snow removal and home maintenance services. Operation Elf has expanded their mission this year to also include helping the families of those members not currently deployed, but experiencing financial hardship. The donations must be made by December 12.
A giving tree is set up in the atrium, where monetary donations will be used to purchase undergarments for the Danbury Shelter. That is up through the 17th.
The Fire Marshal's Office on the first floor of City Hall is one of many drop off sites of the Danbury Firefighter's Union canned and non-perishable food drive. That collection runs through December 23.