is already looking ahead to the holiday season with its Night to Care program and the program got a big boost at the Oct. 20 Board of Education meeting when Lynn Riordan of (on Twitter @18Mattsmission) presented Night to Care chairperson Jackie Rodriquez with $1,500 to help with the program.
Night to Care provides gifts for families in need. Residents can choose a snowman from the display in the school's lobby with a child’s gender and age in order to provide gifts for the holiday season.
The program also provides food for holiday meals and will hold a food drive at Stop & Shop in Branford on Saturday, Nov. 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
"Matt’s Mission very generously donated $1,500 to purchase more food items if need be and Stop & Shop gift cards for each family's holiday dinner," said Rodriquez.