MANCHESTER, Connecticut – The Children’s Joy Foundation Inc (CJFI) a non profit organization TOGETHER WITH The Keepers Club Members of EastCoast with its mission is to extend a helping hand to children in need all over the world have conducted a back-to-school drive and feeding program in the city this August 2017. The event took weeks of preparation with the help of citizens from the local community. Everyone helped in the set up and decorations. Goodies were brought in by local bakeshops and stores. Cotton candy booths, snow cones, candies were in abundance.
Everything that a child would wish for was there. The event was held at the property of Dr. Lenka Babuska at 150 Spencer St. Manchester, CT. Dr Babuska earned her BS in Animal Science from the University of Maryland and went on to the New York State College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell where she earned her D.V.M. in 1984. After five years of practicing on.
Long Island she moved to Connecticut and Manchester Veterinary Clinic with her husband and two children. Both the parents and children were thankful for the school supplies and prizes they received from the program. One of the parents said, “it was perfect timing” that they received school supplies before their kids go back to school in the fall. “It was such a blessing for them” said another parent who had a large family. CJFI staff and volunteers in bright red t-shirts also thanked everyone for being a part of the event and for participating in making a difference in the lives of many children one child at a time. The CJFI continues to hold gift giving and feeding programs all over the Unite States in its vision to accommodate millions of children-to feed, clothe, and give shelter and access to free education.