Wilton High School Student Holds Virtual Origami Classes to Raise Money for Danbury Food Bank

Vihan Jayawardhane, a rising sophomore and honors student at Wilton High School, has created a series of origami classes for teens and adults to raise money for the Daily Bread Food Pantry, a food bank located in Danbury, Connecticut.

Vihan’s daytime and evening classes are being hosted by the Lewisboro Library during the month of July to provide a fun and interactive activity to keep teens and adults engaged during this time of isolation and when so many other activities have been canceled.

The library has provided a schedule of classes where people who are interested in learning how to fold origami can register. Each class will run for an hour, during which participants will make multiple models including gifts, animals, and transforming origami. Classes are small to provide for individualized attention so registration is required. Participants in the classes can use their own paper or arrange to pick up double-sided origami paper from the library. Here is the link to the library’s calendar to sign up for a class:  https://lewisborolibrary.org/events/ Registrants will receive the Zoom invite the day before.

Additionally, Vihan has offered to give individual classes in case someone is not able to attend the classes offered on the schedule. He can be reached at:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Vihan has set up a GoFundMe page so supporters can donate to help families in need during this challenging time. Here is the link to his fundraiser: https://www.gofundme.com/f/vj039s-eclasses

A note from Vihan: “In order to help our neighbors dealing with food insecurity and working on the front lines during this very challenging time, I have set up a GoFundMe page 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. No donation is small! Thank you for your support.”


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