Sponsors sought for Elf Project


NAUGATUCK — The United Way of Naugatuck and Beacon Falls and the Naugatuck YMCA are looking for organizations and businesses to be sponsors for the Elf Project.

An Elf sponsor will adopt a family for whom circumstances beyond their control have rendered the family unable to provide the extras for this holiday season as well as provide some basic gifts that will assist them throughout the year.

The families, which live in Naugatuck and Beacon Falls, do not receive holiday assistance from other service organizations and have been identified by a qualified organization. The project looks to provide the families with a holiday dinner, winter clothing as well as toys and games for the children in each family. Wish lists and a grocery list will be provided to sponsors. Donations are also being accepted.

For more information or to become a sponsor, contact United Way of Naugatuck and Beacon Falls Executive Director Lisa Shappy at (203) 729-1564 or unitedsay@sbcglobal.net, or Naugatuck YMCA Community Development Director Cathie Mauritz at (203) 729-9622 or cathiemauritz@yahoo.com.