Local kids and adults will make care packages for homeless veterans and Easton residents who epitomize kindness will receive Boomerang awards at World Kindness Day in Easton. 

The event, sponsored by the Easton Connects with Kindness Committee, will take place Saturday, Nov. 23, from 2 to 4 p.m., at the Easton Public Library. 

Gloves, winter socks, balaclava (full face warmers), toothbrushes, toothpaste, shaving cream, safety razors, deodorant, medicated foot powder, and other essential items are desperately needed. 

Collection boxes are available at Samuel Staples Elementary School, Helen Keller Middle School, the Easton Community Center and the Easton Public Library. Or bring donations to the event. Everyone is invited.

Boomerang awards will be presented to Easton Police Chief Tim Shaw, Eunice Hanson, Dr. John Machledt and Jon Stinson.

Visit Easton Connects with Kindness on Facebook to learn more.


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By Nancy Doniger

Nancy Doniger worked as a journalist for three decades and was a founding editor of the nonprofit Easton Courier in partnership with the School of Communications, Media & the Arts at Sacred Heart University (SHU). She served two years as executive member and is now a contributing editing of the Easton Courier. She was a former managing editor of Hometown Publications and Hersam Acorn Newspapers covering Connecticut's Fairfield and New Haven counties. She was a correspondent for the Connecticut section of The New York Times from 1995 until the section was discontinued in 2006. Over the years she edited The Easton Courier, The Monroe Courier, The Bridgeport News and other community newspapers. She taught news editing as an adjunct professor at SHU and served as coordinator and member of the Community Assets Network for the Easton, Redding and Region 9 schools. She was a member of the Newtown Community Center Commission, member of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), board member of the New England Newspaper and Press Association (NENPA), and past president and board member of the Barnard Club of Connecticut. She has won awards for her writing from SPJ and NENPA.