BERLIN - Davidson Hall at Central Connecticut State University is glowing purple this month for Love Wins, sponsored by the Ana Grace Project.
The Ana Grace Project was founded by Nelba Marquez-Greene after her daughter, Ana Grace, was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Newtown on Dec. 14, 2012.
The logo of the organization includes a purple heart.
Students and staff at CCSU, where Marquez-Greene was an adjunct professor at the time of the Newtown shooting, are encouraged to wear purple on Fridays this month.
“Although our hearts will be heavy that day, let them be lightened by the hope and joy the donations will provide to those in need,” wrote CCSU President Zulma Toro in an email to the CCSU community.
On Dec. 14, CCSU, the Ana Grace Project, the New Britain school district and local businesses and organizations will be collecting toys, winter clothing, toiletries and food.
The collection will run from 6 a.m. and noon in front of Davidson Hall, 1615 Stanley St.
The collected items will go to New Britain Youth & Family Services, New Britain schools -where hats and mittens are greatly needed - the Maria’s Place food pantry, and other New Britain and Greater Hartford agencies.
For more information, visit www.ccsu.edu/lovewins .
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