Halstead holds drive for children

Halstead Real Estate is holding a donation drive at its Wilton and Westport offices for children’s books and Halloween costumes.

To help children in need in the community, Halstead has teamed up with three nonprofit organizations which will distribute the donations collected: The Mid-Fairfield Child Guidance Center, Cardinal Shehan Center and Read to Grow.

Halstead Wilton, 21 River Road Suite 700, and Halstead Westport, 379 Post Road East, will accept donations of new or gently used children’s books and Halloween costumes through October.

The Mid-Fairfield Child Guidance Center is the biggest provider of child mental health care in Mid-Fairfield County, helping thousands of children and family members living in New Canaan, Darien, Westport, Weston, Wilton, and Norwalk.

The Cardinal Shehan Center’s mission is “to enrich lives through learning,” offering a variety of programs and activities that address the educational, recreational, social and cultural needs of low-income and moderate families youth.

Read to Grow’s mission is to promote language skills and literacy for children, beginning at birth, and to support parents as their babies’ first teachers.