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 granting organization is dedicated to eliminating poverty in Fairfield County by finding and funding programs that provide life’s most basic necessities and seek to achieve lasting change.
At the core of the P2P service offering, the Emergency Assistance Program provides food, clothing and financial assistance to the working poor or people experiencing a situational crisis, plus casework counseling to help clients achieve stability.
With locations in Norwalk and Darien, and the recently launched P2P On Wheels – a Mobile Food Pantry that operates in Stamford, P2P helps nearly 25,000 men, women and children each year. According to P2P Executive Director Ceci Maher, with the high cost of living in Fairfield County it is difficult for low-income workers, as well as those who have incomes above the Federal Poverty Level but below the area’s cost-of-living threshold, to cover basic expenses. The grant from Near & Far Aid helps P2P provide assistance to the individuals and families struggling to make ends meet.
Maher expresses appreciation for the ongoing commitment and support of Near & Far Aid, saying “It enables us to provide help, hope and opportunity to people in Stamford, Norwalk, Darien, New Canaan, Weston, Westport and Wilton.”