A Ridgefield teen has been inducted into a philanthropic organization for young adults. High School Freshman Katie Hackett has donated pillows and blankets to Danbury Hospital to benefit dialysis patients as part of her Silver Award Project.
The Kids Care Club brings in donations to support pediatric programs and services at Danbury Hospital and New Milford Hospital. Hackett says she hopes the donation brightens patients days and makes them more comfortable during treatment.
Hospital officials say youths have organized penny drives, operated lemonade stands and donated a portion of their allowance to contribute to the club.