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Youth Football’s Newtown Day To Include Donation Drives

Published: October 5, 2017

In keeping with its mission of safety, fun, and character, Newtown Youth Football & Cheer (NYFC) will hold Newtown Day on Sunday, October 8, at Blue & Gold Stadium. NYFC will support the FAITH Food Pantry of Newtown, Inc and Danbury’s Dorothy Day Hospitality House by holding donation drives in the first half of four football games, beginning at 9 am.

This is a rich tradition of multiple Nighthawk football and cheerleader teams, families and friends congregating and celebrating Newtown, its blessings, and its values.

Families are asked to bring a donation of their choice to the game and deposit it at the designated locations at Blue & Gold Stadium. A list of requested donation items is below.

All donating families will receive a raffle ticket for entry into a halftime drawing for a Newtown Nighthawk cowbell. Two great organizations; two drawings at the halftime of each of four games: Grade 4 at 9 am vs Bristol; Grade 6 at 11 am vs Bristol; Grade 7 at 1 pm vs Clinton; and Grade 8 at 3 pm vs Wallingford.

Dorothy Day is running a winter accessory drive and is asking for hats, scarves, gloves, socks, earmuffs. All items must be new and in original packing (respectfully, Dorothy Day does not need jackets or coats).
Visit the Dorothy Day Hospitality House webpage for information.

FAITH Food Pantry is asking for food and hygiene items for donation. Requested items are:

*Beef stew, canned chili, sloppy Joe

*Canned beans, canned tomatoes, canned vegetables

*Pasta and pasta sauce

*Macaroni and cheese

*Canned Fruit

*Rice and packaged rice and pasta dishes

*Peanut butter and jelly

*Cookies and crackers


*Bottled juices

*Brownie mix, cookie mix, cake mixes

*Pet food

*Toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner

*Toilet paper, laundry soap, hand soap

Visit the Food Pantry website for information.


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