Festival raises $375,900 for special needs facility
Festival representatives this week gave a check to board members and employees of the Trumbull-based nonprofit facility focused on helping people with special needs, according to a news release. The funds will go towards the facility's goal of building a therapeutic pool for the place, said Chief Executive Officer and President Raymond G. Baldwin.
The festival's inaugural year in 1981 raised $12,500, said Carol Timpanelli, a festival board member. Since then, over $3 million has been raised for at least 90 local nonprofits.
For information on the festival, visit www.FairfieldChristmasTreeFestival.org or email mediarelations@FairfieldChristmasTreeFestival.com. For information on the facility, call Deborah Cox at 203-386-2714, email Deborah.Cox@stvincents.org or visit www.stvincentsspecialneeds.org.