The HBRA Holiday party on December 7th was a rousing success. Close to 120 members and guests attended the function at O’Neill’s Irish Pub in South Norwalk. Food and drink was plenty for the evening that was capped off with a $500 raffle winner – Rich Greenawalt of Oxford Lumber.
Unwrapped toys to “Fill a Truck” were collected and will be donated to the Open Shelter in Norwalk CT. Special thanks to Chris Steiner, who graciously volunteered his truck to haul the huge number of toys received and to all who contributed to this effort. Items included dolls, stuffed animals, Legos, and even a bike!
We had previously hoped to donate the toys to Norwalk Hospital, but they were not able to accept all of the toys due to medical restrictions. The Open Shelter, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization addresses the causes and complexities of the homeless and working poor by providing shelter, food, clothing, and many other services to offer a path towards independence and success. They were very appreciative that our association was able to contribute to their mission with our toy donation for the holidays.