MILFORD >> As part of their Stocking Stuffer Drive, Lauralton Hall’s National Honor Society chapter assembled more than 40 gift bags filled with personal care items and Stop & Shop gift cards and delivered them Dec. 15 to the Mercy Learning Center in Bridgeport.

The students also donated five large boxes filled with replacement items that they had collected during the drive, which totaled more than 500 items.

Another Lauralton group, the Campus Ministry, decorated and donated a tree to the Milford Hospital Festival of Trees with the theme of “The Spirit of Lauralton Hall.”

Throughout the year, Lauralton supports the efforts of the Mercy Learning Center to provide basic literacy and life skills training to low-income women. Following a Thanksgiving food drive in November, two students worked with the director of the center to provide women with food from the pantry.

Also in November, Lauralton Hall joined forces with Fairfield Prep to pack food for Thanksgiving as part of a community service day with the Rev. Skip Karcinski, pastor of Blessed Sacrament in Bridgeport.


Students from Lauralton Hall, Milford, assembled and delivered 40 gift bags of personal care products, along with five large boxes of replacement items, to the Mercy Learning Center in Bridgeport on Dec. 15. From left, in back, Christiana Cottrell, Ann Papin, Erin O’Connell and Emily Bump; in front, Francesca Norko, Angelina Debenedet, Emma Jacobs and Kathryn Blanco.