For Immediate Release
15 December 2010

Melissa Lamar
860.773.1407 (office)

Tunxis Kids Collect Hats and Mittens to Help Others


Over 125 hats, mittens and scarves were donated to the Prudence Crandall Center in December by children of the Early Childhood Center at Tunxis Community College in Farmington.

The Center ran the drive through December 15, inviting Tunxis students and staff to donate the warm items for use by children and adults served by the New Britain social service program.

The children and their parents helped assemble a “tree” decorated with the items during the drive. “It is our largest collection since we started the drive 10 years ago,” said Carolyn Miranda, M.S., Center director. “It was a great activity for the children to learn about thinking of others.”

The community is invited to enroll three-to-six-year-old pre-kindergarten children in the on-campus

Center program. The Tunxis program is one of a select “high-quality” group in the nation accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). It provides full- and part-time childcare in a program of excellence, offering fun and educational experiences in a nurturing environment.

For more information, call 860.773.1350 or email Visit Tunxis on the Internet at