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Westport School Hosts Crutch Drive For Needy Kids

Crutches collected by Westport's Bedford Middle School for Crutches 4 Kids in the past were donated to survivors of the Haiti earthquake.
Crutches collected by Westport's Bedford Middle School for Crutches 4 Kids in the past were donated to survivors of the Haiti earthquake. Photo Credit: Contributed

WESTPORT, Conn. – Westport’s Bedford Middle School is collecting gently used crutches, canes and walkers for Crutches 4 Kids , a nonprofit that provides crutches to disabled children in need across the world.

Bedford's Blue/Gold Student Council is hosting a crutch drive now through May 17. Donations can be dropped off in the school’s main lobby weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“Your donation can enable a child to attend school and be an active participant in family and communal life,” a statement from the school said. “Join us in giving the gift of mobility, independence and hope to someone in need.”

Crutches of all sizes will be accepted. All donations must be in good condition and not missing any parts.

In 2010, Bedford students collected hundreds of crutches which were donated to survivors of the Haiti earthquake.

For more information about Crutches 4 Kids, visit the nonprofit’s website . Bedford Middle School is located at 88 North Ave.

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