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The clothing center re-opened to clients following temporary move due to COVID and building maintenance

Darien, CONN (June 16, 2022)— Person to Person (P2P) officially re-opened its main Darien-based clothing center last week, following a two-year shift due to COVID restrictions and extended building maintenance at its main location. Today, the renovated clothing center offers a store-like shopping experience for our clients looking for women’s, men’s, and children’s clothing.

The clothing center’s shift included the creation of ‘clothing pop-ups’ at the Darien location, followed by a temporary move to the South Norwalk Community Center, thanks to a partnership with The Norwalk YMCA, to meet the high demand for clothing.

“We are thrilled to welcome clients back to our main clothing center in Darien,” shared P2P CEO Nancy Coughlin. “Clothing is at the heart of P2P, and is one of the first services offered to the community since we first opened our doors in 1968.”

The clothing center is a vital source of new and gently-used clothing for thousands in our community. The success of the clothing center is thanks to a dedicated team of P2P staff and volunteers, led by clothing center manager Leah Quinn (pictured, front row second from left, with team of volunteers), and the generous community for their donations. Last year the clothing center distributed more than 26,000 bags of clothing.

Clothing Center Appointments:

The clothing center is open to everyone. Appointments are required to maintain social distancing.  Clients may visit the clothing center as often as every 60 days. For appointments, please call 203-655-0048.

Clothing Center Donations:

P2P is currently accepting only new and gently-used spring/summer clothing and footwear. To help our volunteer clothing sorters, please make sure that all clothing is clean, bagged, sorted and labeled. You may drop off donations in the clothing center sorting area at P2P, 1864 Post Road, Darien, CT Monday – Friday, 9am – 1pm.

Volunteer in the Clothing Center:

The clothing center is a great place to volunteer. Come by yourself or bring a group—we always need help sorting, organizing, and assisting our clients. Email Sarah Demark at [email protected] to learn more.


About Person to Person

Person to Person (P2P) is a non-profit agency dedicated to providing individuals and families with essential resources to help them overcome daily challenges and put them on a path toward economic stability. P2P serves 28,000 residents in Fairfield County with the following programs: three food pantries (Darien, Norwalk, Stamford), clothing center, caseworker assistance, emergency financial assistance, and scholarships/camperships. Established in 1968, P2P serves lower Fairfield County. Learn more at p2pHelps.org

Contact: Holly Wainwright, Marketing and Communications Director, [email protected], 203-621-0684