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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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Annual Appeal

In Fairfield County families face uncertainties daily and your support helps us make a significant impact.

This year, we will assist 28,000 individuals with essential services such as healthy food, clothing, housing assistance, and pathways to stability. Your contribution creates opportunities for our neighbors.

Thank you for investing in the well-being of our community.

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Be a Toy Store Volunteer

Person to Person will be hosting its Holiday Toy Store again this year and we need your help! Toy Store provides joy to 2,000 children from lower-income families. Volunteers play a key role in this highly-anticipated event, ensuring a seamless experience and embodying the spirit of community.

P2P’s Holiday Toy Store highlights the positive impact of teamwork, as volunteers and organizers come together to spread warmth and generosity, making the holidays special for all.

Help P2P by signing up to volunteer at this year’s Toy Store!

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The Stamford Kindness Project

The City of Stamford is partnering with Congregation Agudath Sholom to spread love and positivity throughout the community with random acts of kindness.

All community members, organizations, and local businesses are encouraged to participate!

As part of the project, please consider volunteering for Person to Person! We rely on volunteers to bring our programs and services to life for the thousands who rely on us each week. Volunteer opportunities exist for individuals, groups, and businesses.

Let’s make this holiday season unforgettable by spreading kindness throughout Stamford! Together, we can make a difference in the lives of those around us.

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December Holiday Toy Drive

Each year, Person to Person (P2P) hosts its Annual Holiday Toy Store, a heartwarming event that helps ensure 2,000 children from lower-income families experience the joy of the holiday season. At the Holiday Toy Store, parents can select a toy, a book, and a stuffed animal for each of their children as well as a family board game. This initiative helps alleviate the financial strain on parents, allowing them to provide gifts to their children without compromising on essential expenses. P2P’s Holiday Toy Store unites the community to bring joy to every child, regardless of their financial situation.

Help P2P get a head start collecting toys for over 2,000 local children to enjoy during the 2023 holiday season by donating a new toy, book or board game for ages 0-15!

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Norwalk joins forces with non-profits to launch $500K Housing Relief Program, aiding those hit hard by COVID-19 challenges. Monette M. Ferguson, executive director at Alliance for Community Empowerment, speaks about the program. Oct 23, 2023 Katherine Lutge/ Hearst Connecticut Media

Norwalk, local nonprofits launch $500K fund to help eligible residents with housing, utility costs

The city of Norwalk and local nonprofits have partnered to create a COVID-19 Housing Relief Assistance Program, funded with $500,000 from the American Rescue Plan Act.

​​”We know in, especially in Fairfield County and throughout Connecticut and actually many other places, housing is getting much more expensive,” Mayor Harry Rilling said when the program was announced on Monday. “People are having much more difficult times paying their mortgage, paying their rent, and that could be a struggle, especially after COVID, with people losing their jobs, people not being able to return to work.”

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CT agencies work to prevent poverty from being a barrier to work

State, nonprofit programs try to tackle multiple issues families face at once, from housing assistance to financial resources

For decades, the social services nonprofit Person to Person, housed on the campus of Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church in Darien, has provided food, clothing and emergency cash assistance to thousands of Fairfield County families in need. 

This year, the organization added a new service aimed at helping many of those same clients find and pursue career opportunities, providing financial coaching as families move toward self-sufficiency. The program quickly surpassed its planned enrollment of 150 clients for the pilot year.

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Transforming Lives Luncheon

We invite you to join us on October 20th for our annual Transforming Lives Luncheon, where we are delighted to welcome Andrea Elliott as our special guest speaker. Andrea Elliott, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, is an investigative journalist and the author of “Invisible Child,” which received the 2022 Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction. Additionally, it was chosen by Barack Obama as one of his favorite books of the year.

Before the luncheon, we are delighted to invite you to join us for a special Meet and Greet session with Andrea Elliott, scheduled from 11:00 – 11:45am. As a token of our appreciation, guests will receive a personalized, signed copy of “Invisible Child.” Please note that space for this event is limited, so be sure to secure your spot early!

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Volunteer Open House

Join the P2P team at a Volunteer Open House to learn about our upcoming volunteer opportunities and make a difference in the lives of those in need. Open Houses will be held at our Darien location in front of the food pantry at the following times:
Wednesday, September 20: 10am – 12pm; 3:30 – 5:30pm
Thursday, September 21: 3:30 – 5:30pm
Friday, September 22: 10am – 12pm
Volunteers are the backbone of our operations, and we rely on their dedication and generosity to operate our food pantries, clothing center, mobile food pantries and reception areas. If you’re interested in learning more about how you can help, we’d love to have you join us!

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Feeding Our Families Food Drive

P2P will be the beneficiary of the Feeding Our Families Food Drive at four Stop & Shop locations on Saturday, Sept. 9 from 8am – 6pm. Please visit and make a donation or click to sign up and volunteer to collect and sort food donations. Locations include:

380 Main Ave (off Merritt Pkwy.), Norwalk
385 Connecticut Ave., Norwalk
25 Old Kings Hwy., Darien
2200 Bedford St., Stamford

Your contribution will go a long way in helping us make a difference in the lives of families in need.

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Delayed Opening Wed., August 9

All P2P sites will be operating on a modified schedule Wednesday, August 9. Below are hours of operation for each site:

Stamford Mobile Food Pantry
2 – 4pm
1558 Washington Blvd

Drive Thru Pantry
11:00am – 12:30pm
Self-Select Pantry
1:30 – 3pm

Clothing Center
11:00am – 1pm

Norwalk Pantry
Grab ‘n Go
10:30am – 12pm
12:30 – 2:30pm

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Save the Date: Transforming Lives Luncheon

Join us at the Transforming Lives Luncheon on October 20, 2023, featuring two-time Pulitzer winner Andrea Elliott.

Elliott is an investigative journalist and the author of Invisible Child, which won the 2022 Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction and was chosen by Barack Obama as a favorite book of the year. She’ll be discussing her book which follows the journey of a young girl navigating the challenges of growing up homeless in Brooklyn.

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Christmas in July & August

The holiday season at P2P is a time of joy and generosity. Each year, the P2P Toy Store makes magic happen for low-income children in Fairfield County. This annual event ensures that our neighbors can have gifts for their children during this special time of year.

Help P2P get a head start collecting toys for over 2,000 local children to enjoy during the 2023 holiday season by donating a new toy, book or board game for ages 0-15!

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Campership Appeal

We’ve launched our annual Campership appeal and need your support!

Your participation will provide children with access to a fun and joyful camp experience, while giving their parents peace of mind knowing their chidren are in a safe enriching environment while they are at work.

P2P has been provoding children with Camperships since 1969. Since 2014, P2P has made it possible for 3,500 children to attend area camps.

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$100,000 Challenge Campaign

Amy and Joe Gold pledge $100,000 to a Challenge Campaign to support P2P’s Financial Opportunity Center. The Golds will match each gift dollar for dollar up to $100,000, doubling the impact of the P2P FOC on the Stamford Community.

Your support will assure a strong start to a transformational career-coaching program.

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