Stuff the Mini to the Max Clothing Collection Delivers Clothing for HPS Families with Limited Budgets

Stuff the Mini to the Max Clothing Collection Delivers Clothing to HPS for Families with Limited Budgets


Delicious turkey dinners, festive gatherings and shopping for gifts are considered by many to be necessities of the season. But for families with limited budgets, a true necessity like winter clothing is a luxury they simply can’t afford. To make the holidays warmer for Hartford children, a New Country MINI is being transformed into a Cozy Cooper for the “Stuff the Mini to the Max” winter clothing drive from Now through December 22nd.

New Country MINI General Manager, Tim Parker helps Hartford Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Narvaez show off the work of the "Color the MINI" contest-winner, while New Country MINI delivered the clothing and blankets to the HPS Welcome Center for distribution.


As a Hartford-based company, New Country MINI is once again partnering with the city’s public schools to distribute the items donated to students at the school’s Welcome Center.


Marta Bentham, HPS Director of Family Services and Ombudsman chats with Alisa Guadioso who publicized the event.

New and gently used coats, mittens, boots, hats, and blankets for children ranging from pre-K through high school, as well as monetary donations, were collected at the New Country MINI showroom located at 236 Reverend Moody Overpass in Hartford and then loaded into a MINI Cooper parked on the sales floor.  On December 22nd the clothing was delivered to the Hartford Public Schools Welcome Center for distribution to the families who need it most.


Hartford Public Schools Chief Officer of Engagement and Partnership Deidre Tavera (left) and HPS Manager of Family Engagement Karla Cruz help out with the delivery.

Hartford Public Schools extends its deepest gratitude to everyone who made donations, and especially to everyone at New County MINI.

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