Eagle Scout candidate aims to help homeless men

Anthony Raduazzo
Anthony Raduazzo

Ridgefield resident Anthony Raduazzo wants to make a difference in people’s lives.

That’s why the Eagle Scout candidate of Ridgefield Boy Scout Troop 431 has set up a variety of collection bins around town that will go toward supporting the Norwalk Open Door Shelter.

I wanted to help the homeless and in my research I learned that homeless men were the most in need and the least likely to ask for help,” said Raduazzo, whose goal is to fill 50 backpacks with items for homeless men to support the shelter’s outreach program.

The bins, which are located at St. Mary Church, the Ridgefield recreation center, and Berkshire Hathaway on Main Street, will remain up through September.

Raduazzo is asking for: men's shirts and sweatshirts, men's socks, foot powder, small packs of Q-Tips, boxes of Band-Aids, lip balms and chapsticks, backpacks suitable for men, refillable water bottles (in new or very good used condition), and sturdy rain ponchos

For more information, email Raduazzo at mm92803@comcast.net.