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United Way of Coastal Fairfield County

United Way of Coastal Fairfield County has awarded two 2018 Neighbors Helping Neighbors grants to Person-to-Person. The $10,000 grant is for the Emergency Assistance Program. The $9,000 grant is for…

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Bank of America Charitable Foundation

Bank of America Charitable Foundation has awarded a $12,500 grant to Person-to-Person in support of the Emergency Assistance Program. As part of the company’s corporate philanthropy initiative, the Charitable Foundation…

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First County Bank Foundation

First County Bank Foundation has awarded a $7,500 grant to Person-to-Person. The Foundation, which awards grants to non-profits that support community and economic development for children and families, has been…

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Pitney Bowes Foundation

The Board of Directors of the Pitney Bowes Foundation awarded $22,500 to Person-to-Person in support of the P2P Campership Program this year. A core program at P2P, Camperships are awarded…

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Near & Far Aid

Earlier this year, Person-to-Person received a $25,000 grant from Near & Far Aid for the P2P Emergency Assistance Program. A long-time supporter of the agency, the all-volunteer fundraising and fund…

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Person-to-Person Turns 50 On April 18!

Golden Anniversary Gala Scheduled for November 17, 2018 To commemorate 50 years of transforming lives, Person-to-Person (P2P) will celebrate its golden anniversary with the “Transforming Lives” gala on Saturday, November…

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The Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation

Person-to-Person (P2P) received a $400,000 grant from the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation to support the new P2P Mobile Food Pantry in Stamford. The Cohen Foundation has been a longstanding…

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Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation

The Board of Directors of the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation (EHTF) has awarded a $2,250 grant to Person-to-Person. The grant award, which resulted from a recommendation by two of the…

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Person-to-Person: Established 1968

Following the assassination of The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4, 1968, the rector of Saint Luke’s Parish in Darien, Connecticut – The Rev. Dr. Robert Nelson…

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P2P SOUPer BOWL 2018!

We Have a Goal … 5,000 Cans of Hearty Soup … Help Us Score! Now through the end of February, we are asking you to help stock the P2P Food…

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Everett Bulkley Trust

The Everett Bulkley Trust has awarded a $20,000 grant to Person-to-Person for general operating support. According to P2P Executive Director Ceci Maher, who noted that the unrestricted gift will be…

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2017 Volunteer Cocktail Party

Fun! Festive! P2P volunteers, donors and staff came together to celebrate the holiday season, filling the room with conversation and laughter as they mingled among the toys, books and games…

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Newman’s Own Foundation

Person-to-Person has received a $10,000 grant from Newman’s Own Foundation for the Emergency Assistance Program which provides food, clothing, financial assistance and casework counseling to the working poor and people…

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23rd Annual Holiday Toy Store!

In December, 600 community and corporate volunteers ‘staffed’ the 23rd Annual Holiday Toy Store – setting up the displays, assembling toys, checking in clients, helping clients shop, entertaining children while…

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TD Charitable Foundation

The TD Charitable Foundation awarded a $5,000 grant for the Person-to-Person Emergency Assistance Program. TD Bank, through the TD Charitable Foundation, carries a legacy of supporting not-for-profit institutions and their…

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2017/2018 Holiday Schedule

Tue, Dec 19 … P2P Closes @ 11:30a Sat, Dec 23 … P2P Closed Mon, Dec 25 … P2P Closed (Merry Christmas!) Tue, Dec 26 … P2P Closed Sat, Dec…

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P2P Holiday Toy Store

For the 23rd year, Person-to-Person will be hosting the Holiday Toy Store in December. With the support of a dedicated volunteer organizing committee, scores of volunteers and countless generous donors,…

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Webster Bank

In keeping with the company’s philanthropic goals to support and partner with organizations that “serve the best interests of our communities, while providing basic necessities that ensure individuals have the…

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Westport Sunrise Rotary

The 21st Century Foundation and Board of the Westport Sunrise Rotary awarded a $2,000 grant to Person-to-Person for the Emergency Assistance Program. According to P2P Executive Director Ceci Maher, grants…

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KeyBank Foundation

The KeyBank Foundation awarded a $2,500 grant for the Person-to-Person Scholarship Program. In the award letter, KeyBank Foundation chair Margot James Copeland wrote, “Key makes philanthropic investments in organizations and…

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P2P Annual Coat Drive Is Underway

You Can Help Families in Need by Donating Winter Outerwear. Residents of Norwalk and surrounding communities are being asked to drop off clean, new or gently-used winter coats and jackets…

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XL Catlin

XL Catlin has awarded an $8,000 grant to Person-to-Person which will be used for the agency’s Scholarship Program. Person-to-Person is committed to supporting the educational aspirations of college students from…

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Elizabeth Raymond Ambler Trust

The Trustees of the Elizabeth Raymond Ambler Trust have awarded a $7,500 grant to Person-to-Person for the agency’s Emergency Assistance Program. Through the Emergency Assistance Program, P2P offers a safety…

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The Community Fund of Darien

The Grants Executive Committee of The Community Fund of Darien recently awarded a $21,000 grant to Person-to-Person. The grant will be used for the Emergency Assistance Program which provides food,…

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United Way of Coastal Fairfield County

United Way of Coastal Fairfield County has awarded two 2017 Neighbors Helping Neighbors Grants to Person-to-Person – $10,000 for the Emergency Assistance Program and $9,000 to for the Norwalk Food…

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Fairfield County’s Community Foundation

Person-to-Person received a $20,000 grant from Fairfield County’s Community Foundation for the agency’s Emergency Assistance Program. Through this program, P2P offers a safety net to low-income and food-insecure residents of…

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Purdue Pharma

Person-to-Person received a $5,000 grant from Purdue Pharma L.P. and its associated companies. The grant will be used for the Emergency Assistance Program, which meets the immediate need of clients…

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Young Women’s League of New Canaan

The Charity Research Committee of the Young Women’s League of New Canaan has awarded $2,400 to Person-to-Person. In the award letter committee chair Anna Diamantis noted that the Campership Program…

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The Westport Woman’s Club

The Community Service Committee of The Westport Woman’s Club awarded a $1,500 grant to Person-to-Person. The grant will be used for the Emergency Assistance Program, which provides a supplemental safety…

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Person-to-Person Names Directors Emeriti

Seven community members have been named Directors Emeriti by the Person-to-Person Board – Wilder Gleason (Darien), Judy Kilmartin (Darien), Judy Nemec (Greenwich), Patricia Phillips (Stamford), Jan Smith (Darien), William Taggart…

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New Canaan Community Foundation

The Board of Directors of the New Canaan Community Foundation recently approved a $10,000 grant for the Person-to-Person Campership Program. For nearly 50 years P2P has been sending elementary schoolchildren…

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P2P Scholars: Class of 2017

The Class of 2017 has 43 P2P Scholars, including seven Mentoring 4 Success (M4S) Scholars. We recently hosted 13 of the graduates (pictured) to celebrate their accomplishments and wish them…

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Newman’s Own Foundation

Person-to-Person received a $5,000 grant from Westport-based Newman’s Own Foundation to support the Emergency Assistance Program. Helping to meet the immediate needs of the working poor in Fairfield County –…

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First County Bank Foundation

Person-to-Person has received a $7,500 Grant Award from First County Bank Foundation. The Foundation – which awards grants to non-profits that provide services and programs for children and families –…

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People’s United Community Foundation

Person-to-Person has been awarded a $7,000 grant from the People’s United Community Foundation. In keeping with the Foundation’s philanthropic efforts “to invest in programs and services that enhance the quality…

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P2P Selects New Scholars

The majority of the P2P Scholars are the first in their family to attend college. All of them come from low-income households. And upon graduation, each of them will have…

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Pitney Bowes Foundation

The Board of Directors of the Pitney Bowes Foundation, Inc. has granted $15,000 to Person-to-Person in support of the P2P Campership Program. One of the core programs at P2P, Camperships…

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P2P Campership Program

Most of us imagine a summer filled with good times – beaches and picnics, parks and playgrounds, trips to amusement parks and museums. For the children, school’s out and their…

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Near & Far Aid Association

A long-time supporter of Person-to-Person, the Near & Far Aid Association awarded a $25,000 grant for the P2P Emergency Assistance Program. The Emergency Assistance Program is at the core of…

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Camp Registration 2017

Summer Is Coming! . . . And we are registering more than 500 elementary schoolchildren for summer camp. The P2P Campership Program provides children with stimulating activities and enriching learning…

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Celebrating P2P Volunteers

Last year, more than 4,300 volunteers contributed nearly 78,000 hours of their time to P2P. Volunteers assist clients, pick up donated food and clothing, serve on the Board and various…

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Kudos to P2P Volunteer Lisa Koorbusch

Selected by the YWCA Darien/Norwalk as a 2017 Women of Distinction Award honoree, bestowed in recognition of the outstanding achievements of a select group of women, Lisa Koorbusch is most…

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Praxair Global Giving Program

Through the Praxair Global Giving Program, employees who volunteer time, talent or provide financial support to eligible non-profit organizations are encouraged to submit a grant request for consideration. As a…

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Your Neighbor May Be ALICE

Nearly 9% of the residents in Fairfield County are living in poverty. But there are also a growing number of individuals and families who are employed – often in more…

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Paddle for P2P: Hitting for Heat

In between snowstorms … undaunted … 48 players gathered at Wee Burn Country Club in Darien for a friendly Platform Tennis Competition to benefit the P2P Emergency Assistance Program. And…

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Newman’s Own Foundation

Person-to-Person has received a $10,000 grant from Westport-based Newman’s Own Foundation to support the Norwalk Emergency Assistance Program. This P2P program, which provides food, clothing and financial assistance, helps meet…

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Transforming Lives Luncheon

At a festive fundraiser held at Dolce Norwalk, more than 230 people gathered for the benefit of Person-to-Person. Stamford native Rebecca Wilson, who is a long-time P2P board member and…

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Person-to-Person Board Members

At the last meeting of the Person-to-Person Board of Directors before the summer hiatus, we honored departing Board members Michael Estock (Treasurer), Chad Graves, Camille Spaulding and Martina Tucker (Scholarship…