BRIDGEPORT—Catholic Charities received a much-needed gift in early January. On Wednesday, January 10, a shipment of 28 boxes arrived from Zumiez, a cutting edge clothing company known for snowboarding and skateboarding fashion apparel.
The mission of the Zumiez Foundation is to donate warm cold weather items to those in need. Catholic Charities has been lucky to be a Zumiez recipient for the last 10 years. As shown here, Charities’ staff quickly set to work, “shopping” selecting jackets, socks, gloves and blankets for their clients located throughout Fairfield County. Most of the clients receiving the items receive services through the agency’s Housing, Homeless Outreach and Counseling Services, but Zumiez also provided jackets for children, which were provided to families receiving services through Room to Grow Preschool in Norwalk.
In total, the Charities received 588 individual items, including 216 coats and 20 dozen pairs of socks. With the help of Zumiez, Catholic Charities will be able to make a significant impact throughout the Diocese of Bridgeport and help at least 250 individuals.