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Fairfield, CT - April 6, 2016

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Charity Champions

Walter Fitzgerald High School Students Raise Funds for the Daniel Trust Foundation

Students at Fairfield High School – Walter Fitzgerald Campus held a keychain making fundraiser to raise money and awareness as part of their participation in Optimum Community’s Charity Champions program. Fairfield First Selectman Mike Tetreau and representatives from Optimum were on hand to present the $1000 donation to Daniel Trust, after whom the charity is named.

The Daniel Trust Foundation was founded in 2009 when Daniel, a Rwandan Genocide survivor who immigrated to the U.S. in 2005 as a refugee, was a freshman at Southern Connecticut State University, its mission is to support students from low-income communities with their educational and career needs, and to honor teachers, who are making a difference in the lives of these students and communities in which they teach.