Yoga instructor seeks gift card donations for police

Linda Antignani, owner of Mother’s Embrace Yoga in Shelton, is collecting Walmart gift cards, which she plans to distribute to police officers who responded to the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14. On her Facebook page, Antignani said the effort aimed to help officers “who are looking at running out of pay soon because they are too traumatized to return to work.” The cards, she said, will be given directly to the officers by an assigned liaison in the police department. “That way,” the post read, “we can be assured that they get food to the tables of those who need it.”

From Jan. 2 to Feb. 28, the studio will collect Walmart gift cards of any denomination. For details, contact Antignani at 203-414-2607 or via email at To donate, visit

Amanda Cuda