By Allison Ganey


The Ridgefield Boys & Girls Club and Ridgefield Fire Department have partnered to host a virtual holiday gift-giving event to raise money for families in need. Through an effort spearheaded by Ridgefield resident Sarah Motta, the Ridgefield Boys & Girls Club identified many Club families who desperately need support this holiday season. “Now more than ever, our community needs help buying toys and essential clothing items for growing children,” said Mike Flynn, CEO of the Ridgefield Boys & Girls Club. They’ve partnered with The Ridgefield Fire Department to make a difference this holiday season.

“Due to safety concerns, the Ridgefield Fire Department had to limit the scope of our annual Fire Truck Santa event. Sadly, that means fewer funds we’ll be able to put back into the community this year,” said Captain Tony Cerulli of the Ridgefield Fire Department. They will donate a portion of the funds raised from the Fire Truck Santa event to help purchase presents from the list posted on their website. “We created this virtual gift-giving event to complement our holiday fundraising efforts – now everyone can participate from the safety of their own homes.”

Here’s how it works: The Ridgefield Boys & Girls Club has compiled a list of gifts you can purchase HERE, from now until December 18th, all of which will be distributed by December 22nd. Donations should be shipped to the Boys & Girls Club of Ridgefield at 41 Governor Street in Ridgefield, CT 06877. Or, you can make a cash donation HERE – 100% of the proceeds go to The Boys & Girls Club of Ridgefield.

Event organizer, Sarah Motta, says, “Many more families are struggling to pay bills and put food on the table this year. This makes buying holiday gifts for children an impossible task. Our goal is to ensure that every child in our community has at least one present to open this holiday season.”