WALLINGFORD, CT — When times are tough, heroes emerge. We all know someone who’s making a difference right now as we live through unprecedented and changing times.
Here at Patch, we’ve launched an initiative to help recognize these heroes making a difference in their communities. Together with Ring, we’re working to let all your neighbors know about these outstanding people and their stories.
This submission comes from Gina Fitzgerald, who nominated her daughter Chelsea Fitzgerald. Chelsea is 15 and runs an annual bake sale and book drive to benefit Read to Grow.
Hero’s job: Runs an annual bake sale and book drive to benefit Read to Grow
Submitter name: Gina Fitzgerald
Relationship to nominee: My child
Reason for recognition: Chelsea is 15 years old and has spent the past 8 summers collecting books to donate to Read to Grow of Branford CT. Chelsea also hosts an annual bake sale whose proceeds purchase more books to be donated to Read to Grow.