The kids are back in school! Let’s celebrate! And shop!
Tomorrow (Thursday, August 29, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.), a few Westport women who own businesses host a back-to-school pop-up shopping event.
See ya! Let’s shop! (Photos/Pam Long)
It’s set for the home of Lisa Savone (5 Adams Farm Road). Her actual retail location in Westport — Lucy’s — has closed. But Lisa now has a shopping concierge service. She curates clothes, and delivers them to doorsteps.
Other vendors include The Paper Alley (personalized stationery and gifts), Eleven11 (bags and accessories), Nina Clarke (a blogger and beauty counter rep), The Perfect Pair (shoes) and Joyride (workout clothes — and a free Pilates class on the lawn).
The women also offer bubblies, light bites and chair massages.
The school serves children in the highest poverty brackets. Some live in shelters. Their families have no money for basic necessities — let alone holiday gifts.
Here’s something new: a link to a special Amazon page. With a couple of clicks, you can send real presents — ones kids only dream of — direct to the the school. (The address is 606 Howard Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06606.)
Westport’s Nicole Straight, surrounded by some of the students she volunteers with at the Cesar Batalla School.
Here’s another way to help: Through Christmas, Lisa Savone will personally deliver gifts to the school. Donations can be dropped off at her clothing store, Lucy’s (23 Jesup Road, next to Green & Tonic, across from Westport Library), Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday 12 to 5 p.m. If parking is an issue, just pull into the driveway next to the store.
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“We can make it happen!” Lisa says. “Let’s show these kids that Westport really cares!”
But wait! There’s more!
WestportMoms — the great online group — is organizing a real-live toy drive for Cesar Batalla School on Sunday, December 17. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., they’ll fil a moving truck in Levitt Pavilion parking lot.
There are 20 days left before Christmas. That’s plenty of time to make it a memorable holiday for the wonderful boys and girls at this great — but needy — school.
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