Westport continues to respond to the recent hurricanes. Here are 2 intriguing ways to help.
Kidz Give Back — a local organization that lets children stuff, dress and prepare plush toy animals for others in hospitals or financial distress — encourages area youngsters to “send love” to boys and girls in Texas.
Their goal is 1,000 “Stuffed With Love” animals.
Clicking here brings up a donation form. $25 buys a kit with animal skin, stuffing, a wish star, clothing, accessories, gift card, “adoption certificate,” and bracelet so you (well, your child) can build a stuffed animal. Kits can be picked up at 23 Silverbrook Road, where the Wofsy family — originators of the project — live.
It takes less than 30 minutes to assemble an animal. You bring it back to their house; they ship it to Houston.
If you don’t want to assemble the stuffed animal yourself, your donation can purchase a kit for a child to do it.
Help of a different kind comes from “Rhythms of Hope.” The benefit drum circle is set for this Saturday (September 16, 2 to 5 p.m.), at the Unitarian Church.
Westport resident Randy Brody — head of Sound Directions — offers his facilitation and drumming skills. Donations ($20 for adults; $10 for seniors; children under 12 free) to participate will raise funds for Direct Relief, which provides medical supplies and health services in areas affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
Everyone is welcome. No drumming experience is necessary. For more information call 203-227-7205, ext. 14, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.