As high school and middle school graduations approach, many Westport students worry about what’s ahead.
Some have more immediate concerns: having the right clothes for the ceremony, and the festivities that surround it.
For 10 years, Westport’s Human Services Department has eased those fears. Its “Ceremonies and Celebrations” program helps purchase new clothing for graduates who cannot afford them.
Last year, 41 Westport students were able to purchase “special event” wear. This year’s need is even higher.
In the grand scheme of things, the right clothes for graduation might not seem like much. To a teenager, it can be the biggest thing in the world.
Tax-deductible checks (payable to “DHS Families Program”; memo line: “Ceremonies”) may be sent to the Department of Human Services, 110 Myrtle Ave., Westport CT 06880. Gift cards of any amount (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, Marshall’s, The Gap, Trumbull Mall/Westfield Shopping Center) are also gratefully accepted.
Human Services notes that donations honoring a teacher or special person in a student’s life will be acknowledged with a letter to the honoree.
(For further information, call Patty Haberstroh at 341-1069.)