Donating Canned Goods for Christmas

In Wolcott, Connecticut, there’s a street where almost everyone decorates their homes for Christmas. Not just for fun or competition. But with the request that all visitors donate canned goods for charity.

This year, few have made donations. But many have driven by to enjoy the lights.

If you happen to be in the Wolcott area, please stop by and drop off a couple canned goods. I know times are tough. People are laid off. Bills need to be paid. But one or two canned goods to see all these gorgeous Christmas decorations is something we can all afford.

You can even park your car and walk down the street, making a fun outing for you and the family.

Here’s more info on it:

http://www.wtnh.com/dpp/news/new_haven_cty/donations-needed-at-christmas-display

You can find the place by plugging 2 Frisbie Circle, Wolcott, CT  into your GPS or Googlemaps.

Please try to visit and donate. 🙂

Happy Holidays!

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4 Responses to Donating Canned Goods for Christmas

  1. Elle says:

    With all the excitement this time of year, it is easy to get caught up in everything and forget about those less fortunate. Thanks for reminding me what the true spirit of this holiday season really is 🙂 Unfortunately I can’t be there in person to see the lights, but have dropped off a donation at the local Salvation Army 🙂 Wishing you and your family all the best and happy holidays 🙂

    • It’s easy to focus on ourselves–we know them best. 🙂 Thanks for going out and making a donation! Every charity is hard hit this year. Toys for Tots, foodbanks, you name it. So thanks for giving in the holiday spirit. Hope you and your family have a safe and happy holiday!

  2. berry says:

    Why decorate with an expectation. That’s not the true meaning of Xmas. Those people should stop complaining. Everyone is hurting. Why not pads out cdma to those in the cars.

    • I’ve got to respectfully disagree with you there. They put out signs to clearly mark that they are requesting donations if you are going to walk around or drive down their street enjoying the lights. If you don’t want to donate, you can avoid the street and go look at lights elsewhere. One can good per car is a very reasonable request. Bottom line, they are trying to do something to benefit people who are way less fortunate and may not even have cars to drive around in.

What do you think?