Recently, Store Team 325 – Meriden, CT, made their first Close to Our Heart donation of the year to Best Buddies of Connecticut. Best Buddies, a nonprofit organization, serves as a support system for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Their programs help to break the perceptions of what individuals living with IDD can accomplish and achieve.

Store Team 259 – Weymouth, MA, made a Close to Our Heart donation to South Shore Stars, a nonprofit organization that provides comprehensive early education and youth development programs that enhance the optimal growth and development of children from economically and culturally diverse families, using a family support approach in collaboration with schools and other service providers.