Cram Schools Learning Branford’s Early Learning Center’s ‘Free Store’ helps keep families clothed, fed & safe – Shoreline Times

Branford’s Early Learning Center’s ‘Free Store’ helps keep families clothed, fed & safe – Shoreline Times



BRANFORD — When Hindy Jaffee noticed her 2-year-old daughter outgrowing many of her clothes this spring, she despaired. All the stores in the area were closed. Besides, she was uneasy about taking her two young children to a public place.

Then she learned about the Free Store just outside the Branford Early Learning Center, where her son attends preschool.

There, she said, “were all these outfits in her size to pick from, so I was all set.”

It’s not just children’s clothes of all sizes, or shoes. There are boxes of toys and games, and stacks of books, videos and audiotapes. Near the strollers, cribs and playpens, there’s baby formula, shampoo, toothbrushes and toothpaste,
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