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CREC Foundation and Partners Help to Keep Area Children Warm

(Hartford, CT) To ensure that area children stay warm this winter, the CREC Foundation has teamed up with the Hartford Police Department and Go Hartford! Mayor Mike’s Foundation for Kids to provide children in need with hats and gloves.

Pooling together their resources, the nonprofit organizations and the police department were able to purchase 300 new hats and 300 new pairs of gloves. CREC school principals, Hartford Region Open Choice Program staff, and city police officers will give the items to those who need it.

“It’s extremely cold this week, and winter officially starts next week,” said Aura Alvarado, CREC’s Director of Communications and Community Relations. “All families should be mindful of the frigid weather and wear clothing that is appropriate for the season, and I am happy that the CREC Foundation is able to work with Hartford police and Mayor Mike’s Foundation to help ensure that children stay safe and warm.”

The CREC Foundation supports the CREC agency’s programs, missions, and members. This includes helping students and their families in their times of need—a cause in line with Go Hartford! Mayor Mike’s Foundation for Kids, an organization established to honor former Hartford Mayor Mike Peters.

“We are happy to partner with CREC as the two organizations have supported kids and youth activities in Hartford,” said Christopher Peters, president of Go Hartford! Mayor Mike’s Foundation for Kids. “We think that a lot of good can be done when people come together. Every kid deserves to be safe and warm, and we are very excited to see our fundraising efforts pay off by giving back to the community in a city that Mayor Mike loved.”

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