A Day of Service was held by the Volunteer Center of the United Way of Western Connecticut on Monday in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr Day. They partnered with Danbury-based Praxair for the in-house volunteer event. Praxair employees put together 130 literacy kits to benefit first graders at Park Avenue School in Danbury. The kits included an age-appropriate MLK book and activities to focus on Black History Month. The United Way identified Park Avenue School for its Strong Start Neighborhood kindergarten readiness initiative , which is meant to prepare students for success in school and to engage parents in the school community.