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Ana Grace Project, New Britain work to make compassion the theme of Sandy Hook anniversary

Ana Grace Project, New Britain work to make compassion the theme of Sandy Hook anniversary

When student athletes, firefighters and Girl Scouts converge Friday on Central Connecticut State University, they’ll somberly honor the anniversary of the Sandy Hook mass murder — and do something more.

They and dozens of other volunteers will be accepting donations of winter clothes, food, toys and other supplies for the needy in what CCSU and the Ana Grace Project are calling the Love Wins Community Drive.

“We really want this to be about giving back to the community. We’re trying to make this day as positive as possible,” said Ryan Langer, who helped organize the campaign in the city’s schools.

“This idea is to make this into a day of giving back, a day to share,”...

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