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Wilton High School Student Gives Halloween-Themed Virtual Origami Class to Benefit the Danbury Food Bank

Vihan Jayawardhane, a sophomore and honors student at Wilton High School, has taught a series of origami classes via Zoom this past summer for teens and adults as a fun and interactive activity for Lewisboro residents hosted by the Library. Now for Halloween, Vihan will be giving a class hosted by the library where participants will learn to make Halloween-themed origami shapes.

Residents can register here for his Halloween class: https://lewisborolibrary.org/event/virtual-halloween-origami/. Anyone interested in participating can use their own paper or stop by the Library for a packet of Halloween-color origami paper.

Vihan has been teaching origami classes as a way to give back to the community and to create an enjoyable activity that can be done virtually to keep teens and adults engaged during this time of social distancing when so many other activities have had to be canceled. He has also been volunteering his time to tutor students of essential workers over the summer and now into the fall.

In order to help families dealing with food insecurity in the area, Vihan has set up a GoFundMe page (https://gf.me/u/y562rn) where he is collecting donations from supporters to raise money for the Daily Bread Food Pantry, a food bank located in Danbury, Connecticut. In fact, Vihan has collected the first $100 from supporters and donated it to the food pantry and hopes to raise even more by Halloween.

Vihan says, “I’m doing this as a community service in order to help our neighbors dealing with food insecurity and those working on the front lines during this very challenging time. For anyone who would like to donate – 100% of proceeds will benefit the Daily Bread Food Pantry (a 501(c)3 non-profit that serves 700-800 families monthly in Danbury and surrounding areas) and to provide origami supplies to children of essential workers.” If you have any questions, please email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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