Youth Spotlight: Shelton Student Paying Back

In December 2016 Faith Tremblay, now a 15-year-old freshman at Shelton High School, spent 14 days as a patient at Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital.

During that time we saw firsthand how much the Child Life program does for every child in the hospital, even more so around the holidays.

Community service is a graduate requirement at Shelton High School.

Faith wanted to give back to the hospital that saved her life, so she started “Faith’s Elf Extravaganza.”

It is a five-week toy drive where every new toy collected is donated to the Child Life program at the hospital.

The goal is was to help as many sick kids that she could for the holidays.

With the help of a toy drive at the annual Shelton tree lighting, businesses acting as drop-off locations, and through an unbelievable amount of monetary donations, Faith was able to bring 87 unwrapped toys totaling $1,157 down to the Child Life team in December.

Over the next three yrs at SHS she will continue to help and give back with this toy drive. The hope is that each year it grows and becomes more successful through out her hometown of Shelton.

“As a family we could not be more proud of what Faith accomplished. Her desire to give back and her generous heart amazes us every single day!,” said her mother, Lisa.

Entry submitted by Faith’s family.

EDITOR’S NOTE:

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU.

The news is always negative, you say.

“Where are the positive stories?” you ask.

Well, that’s why The Valley Indy teamed with the Valley Council for Health and Human Services to present “Valley Youth Making A Difference.”

We know we’re missing good stories about our young people every day. The fact is we need you to share those stories.

For more information, and to nominate a young person, click this link.

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