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Friday, December 5, 2008

'Tis the season

In photo, Gabriel Ciarleglio of Hamden, is one of many students at the Academy Of Kempo Martial Arts learning how help others through a food drive the academy is holding.

The Academy of Kempo Martial Arts in Hamden is holding its annual food drive to help the local food pantry and soup kitchen. The academy is offering its students a free semi-private lesson for any five non-perishable items they donate and offering two weeks of free lessons to non-students (limited to one give away per person and cannot be combined). Academy officials hope the offer will encourage more people to give.

There is no requirement to accept the offer in order to be part of the drive and anyone can give.
Donations can be dropped at the acedemy now through the holiday season, at 1890 Dixwell Ave., Hamden. For more information call (203) 288-9990, or visit, including to learn the best times to drop off donations and receive the thank you gift.