19
May
2018
New Canaan
New Canaan High School
11 Farm Road
New Canaan, CT  06840
United States

Ian Knechtle, a 2010 NCHS graduate, came across a helpless boy nicknamed Zorro in his sophomore year, during a mission trip in Costa Rica that had been organized by a nonprofit that his mother had founded, Pura Vida for Children.

The Pura Vida club will be packing food for those in need this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

The Pura Vida club will be packing food for those in need on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, May 18, 19, and 20, 2018.  The Rotary Club of New Canaan will be manning the packaging duties for a shift on Saturday, May 19th.

Lacking food and shelter, the boy saw Knechtle and others in the organization build him a home and provide the basic necessities that he lacked—items many would take for granted.

“We really saved his life,” recalled Knechtle, who would go on that year, 2007, to found the Pura Vida Club at New Canaan High School.

Since then, the organization has become an NCHS fixture and one of the most popular school Clubs.

The Rotary Club of New Canaan has been a proud partner of this fantastic effort for many years.  Club members along with their family and friends will staff a shift on Saturday, May 19th, under the leadership of event co-chairs Cynthia Gorey and Cheri Mazza.