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Person to Person (P2P) is an integral and active part of the community in lower Fairfield County. Stay up-to-date with the latest P2P news and happenings by signing up for our Newsletter and following us on social media.

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Person to Person Unveils Fresh, New Look

Person to Person’s new look and website reflect an open and optimistic future Darien, CT (November 11, 2021)–Person to Person (P2P) officially announced its new logo, color, and website. The…

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Annual Winter Coat Drive

Person to Person is currently collecting WINTER GEAR (new or gently-used winter outerwear–coats, jackets, hats, scarves, mittens, gloves) as we get ready for our annual Coat Giveaway. Effective immediately: Please make…

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SoNo Scavenger Hunt Benefits P2P

What: A self-guided SoNo scavenger hunt benefitting Person to Person created by New Canaan-based event planners Rock Paper Scissors. The hunt, which can be undertaken anytime from now until December, entails…

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Boat Camp Day 2021

Campers, sun, water, volunteers, and boats! What a wonderful combination! Given that we had to miss Boat Day last year due to COVID, the weather and big smiles more than…

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P2P Inaugural Golf Outing a Success

Thank you to the incredible team of event co-chairs Tracey Riccardi and Todd Lindvall, event committee members, sponsors, players, gift bag donors, auction donors, staff, and volunteers for helping to…

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Building Backpacks with NCL

The National Charity League (NCL) of Westport, a group of mothers and daughters who come together in a commitment to community service, leadership development and cultural experiences, recently collected backpacks…

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P2P CEO Presented with Liberty Bell Award

Nancy Coughlin, CEO of Person-to-Person (P2P), received this year’s Liberty Bell Award from the Fairfield County Bar Association in recognition of her work and dedication to support underserved families in…

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Thank You, Volunteers!

P2P volunteers are at the heart of everything we do. As a small token of our appreciation we hosted a drive-thru ‘thank you’ lunch for our volunteers at all three…

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P2P Partnership with Long Ridge Summer Camp

The Alswanger family, founders and directors of Long Ridge Camp, one of Fairfield County’s premier day camps, have worked with Person-to-Person (P2P) since our inception, enabling camper scholarships for over…

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Providing in a Pandemic

Person-to-Person’s (P2P) COVID Response: The First 365 Days When most offices were shifting to work from home, the staff and volunteers at Person-to-Person (P2P) doubled down. You can think of…

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CEO Letter: 2020 Thank You

Person-to-Person (P2P) would like to thank the community for supporting the record levels of assistance it has provided since the start of the pandemic. In 2020, P2P’s emergency assistance programs…

Videos

Video: 28,000 Stories of P2P

Person-to-Person (P2P) served 28,000 clients in lower Fairfield County in 2020. They all have a unique story. This video shares just a few of the client stories that our staff…

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2020: How We Helped

When the pandemic hit many of our neighbors in lower Fairfield County found themselves without the means to provide the essentials for their families; including adequate food, money for rent,…

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Stamford Students Honor Black History Month

P2P is happy to share videos created by Stamford-based Rogers International School PTO’s Anti-Racism Committee (ARC), developed in honor of Black History Month in February. The ARC and student volunteers…

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The Need for Food is Increasing

Person-to-Person (P2P) distributed more food to its clients the week January 11, 2021 than any other week since the pandemic began, providing food for nearly 3,000 individuals, including 1,235 children.…

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Souper Bowl 2021: P2P Food Drive

It’s Time for P2P’s Annual Souper Bowl Food Drive The need for healthy, nutritious food has never been greater in our community. Person-to-Person’s three food pantries (Darien, Norwalk and Stamford)…

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Video: Coming Together in 2020

When the pandemic hit, many of our neighbors found themselves without the means to provide the essentials for their families, including adequate food, money for rent, suitable clothing, and the…

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P2P Holiday Dashboard for Giving

OUR COMMUNITY NEEDS US, NOW MORE THAN EVER. Person-to-Person is here, doing the work, supporting more than 28,000 residents in lower Fairfield County with food, clothing, one-on-one caseworker support, emergency…

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News: Norwalk Coat Drive

Norwalk Coat Drive for Families in Need Person-to-Person and Beiersdorf partner again to host annual coat drive, Keep Norwalk Warm Person-to-Person Contact: Greg Dobbs, P2P Norwalk Site Manager 203-621-0722 |…

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Winter Coat Drive 2020

It’s time to help our neighbors feel a little warmer as the weather gets a little colder. See below for details on how to 1) make an appointment to get…

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P2P Welcomes New Board Members

Person-to-Person is pleased to welcome the following new members to the 2020-2021 Board of Directors.   Yakut Akman Yakut Akman describes herself as a Young Turk, and not because she…

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OPUS Balloons for Families

A red balloon on your mailbox in May can mean one thing: a local child whose family otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford it will have their best summer ever…

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P2P New Newsletter- Hand in Hand

We are pleased to share with you our new newsletter, called “Hand in Hand.” The Spring 2020 Issue includes information on P2P’s COVID-19 response. Inside are the latest stats on…

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A Greeting to Our Volunteers

A greeting from Juri Garone, Manager of Volunteers and Community Relations at P2P. This week is National Volunteer Appreciation Week and the spirit of service has never been more alive…

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Door2Door Program Launched

Person-to-Person Offering Home Delivery of Groceries to At-Risk Clients Implements Door2Door Program To Get Essential Pantry Items to Elderly, Disabled  Darien CT, April 8, 2020 – In response to an increase…

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How To Get Assistance from P2P

We are here to help individuals and families in lower Fairfield County who have been impacted by job loss or other financial crisis caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. ➡️ Food…

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A Special Message From CEO Nancy Coughlin

How YOU Can Support Our Work Virtual Food Drive: Participate in our Virtual Food Drive and help ensure that local families have access to fresh, nutritious food and that children can continue to…

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COVID-19: Updates on P2P Response

In response to the COVID-19 situation, we are committed to continuing to provide essential services to the most vulnerable in our community. As the situation unfolds, we will keep this…

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Clothing Center Closed Temporarily

Out of an abundance of caution, we will be temporarily closing our clothing center in Darien beginning at noon on Tuesday, March 10th and will not be accepting clothing donations…

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OPUS Spring Luncheon – March 5th

We are pleased to extend an invitation to the annual Spring Luncheon hosted by OPUS for Person-to-Person. Speaking at the luncheon this year will be Deborah Goodrich Royce, who will be…

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2019: How We Helped

Right here in Fairfield County, far too many people are struggling to make ends meet. Our vital services bring relief and stability to families, seniors, immigrants, and the working middle…

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P2P Golf Outing on June 11

We are pleased to announce our inaugural golf outing on Thursday, June 11 at The Stanwich Club in Greenwich. Play a round at this prestigious club in support of the…

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A Letter from Sandra

Please take a moment to make your year end gift today! Hello, My name is Sandra and I am a single mother of two amazing kids – a toddler and…

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On GivingTuesday, Pledge Your Time to P2P

GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities! Put simply, it’s a day that encourages people to do good – year…

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Milestone: One Million Meals

Last month, our food assistance program reached a significant milestone: as of October 25, our three food pantries in Darien, Norwalk, and Stamford had provided enough groceries in 2019 for 1,000,000 home-cooked…

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P2P Spotlight: Holiday Toy Store Committee

P2P’s dedicated Toy Store Committee works tirelessly year-round to coordinate our annual Holiday Toy Store, which provides the opportunity for P2P families to choose toys, books, and games for their…

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Boat Camp Day 2019

Boat Camp Day is one of our very favorite days of the year! This annual event, sponsored by Darien Sail & Power Squadron and hosted by Noroton Yacht Club, brings together dozens of volunteers…

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News4NY Story on Our Mobile Food Pantry

This story, which aired on News4NY on August 5th, highlights how our mobile food pantry is removing barriers and providing access to nutritious food in five neighborhoods throughout Stamford every…

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Kelly Corrigan: Luncheon Speaker

We are so pleased to welcome noted author and speaker Kelly Corrigan to our 3rd annual Transforming Lives Luncheon on October 10, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich. Kelly’s most…

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BEST SUMMER EVER!

Most of us have said those very words after a summer filled with camp, picnics, time with family, and trips to museums, pools and the beach. But for low-income families…

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Happy Birthday, Phil the Truck!

We are proud to celebrate the one year anniversary of P2P on Wheels-  with a great party and an editorial in the Stamford Advocate. Affectionately called “Phil the Truck,” P2P…

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Today, we celebrate history….

After the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4, 1968, the Rector of Saint Luke’s Parish in Darien, CT, the Rev. Dr. Robert Nelson Back,…

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Help for Federal Employees in Our Area

With the ongoing partial shutdown of the Federal Government, some federal employees are working without pay or have been furloughed until further notice.  We would like to share information on…

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P2P On Wheels Helping Our Neighbors!

In the Holiday 2018-2019 issue of Wilton Magazine (read full article here), Megan Smith-Harris shares our P2P On Wheels story.  The article focuses on how Person-to-Person is helping families on our…

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Join Us this #GivingTuesday!

A day that’s all about giving! #GivingTuesday is a world-wide movement all about giving back.  Every year, we ask you to give generously to support our vital mission, making sure that…

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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…

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