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“hand in hand” Newsletter Winter 2024

The latest edition of our print newsletter “hand in hand” is out. Perhaps you’ve already received it in your mailbox.

This Winter 2024 issue shares some of the amazing and inspiring work we’ve been doing here at Person to Person, thanks to the ongoing support from our community. We hope you enjoy it!

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Black History Month: Celebrating Our Roots

In the aftermath of the assassination of The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 4, 1968, The Rev. Dr. Robert Nelson Back, rector of Saint Luke’s Parish in Darien, Connecticut, who attended seminary with Dr. King, convened with Jean Sherman, a dedicated parish member. Their shared concern for the pressing civil rights issues of the time led them to contemplate how residents of Darien could actively respond to this pivotal moment in history.

Click on the image to read more about Person to Person’s founding and history.

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The Future Fund

We invite you to support the P2P Future Fund to bring our services closer to those we serve.

Your gift will help equip and operate a second mobile food pantry allowing P2P to immediately double its food distribution in Stamford. Utilizing the existing P2P Warehouse and a wide network of food providers and volunteers, the second mobile food pantry will allow us to leverage resources to bring healthy food and casework support to an additional 2,000 households per year.

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SOUPer Bowl Food Drive 2024

Join the excitement of the SOUPer Bowl and make a winning play for your community! Regardless of your team’s performance on the field, you can score big by participating in the P2P SOUPer Bowl, a charitable initiative aimed at filling the P2P food pantries.

Make a difference by organizing a SOUPer Bowl Drive in your community. Encourage schools and groups to rally together, turning friendly competition into a collective effort to address food insecurity. If you’re hosting a Super Bowl watch party, add a charitable twist by asking guests to bring non-perishable items for the food drive. Together, we can ensure that everyone wins in the game of community support.

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Rock N’ Raise Benefit

Please join us on Thursday, April 4 at The Loading Dock, situated alongside P2P’s Stamford warehouse and mobile food pantry, for an unforgettable evening: Rock N’ Raise. The event will include a plated dinner, crafted signature cocktails, a thrilling live auction, and live entertainment by The Nerds—an electrifying rock n’ roll cover band.

Funds raised will directly support P2P’s programs that offer area residents the opportunity for a financially stable future.

To get your tickets or secure your sponsorship click on the image above.

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Support our Virtual Food Drive

We need your help. The demand for food assistance in our community has been steadily increasing and shows no sign of slowing down. At the same time, the cost of food has been on the rise, making it more challenging for us to meet the needs of those we serve.

Every day, more and more families are struggling to put food on the table. The reality is that we are now facing a critical food shortage, and we can’t do this alone. We need your support to keep our mission alive and continue helping those in need.

Your contribution will make a difference in the lives of our neighbors. Together, we can make a significant impact on alleviating hunger in our community. Thank you for your support!

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News 12 CT: Nonprofit Person to Person holds annual ‘Toy Store’ in Darien

A nonprofit serving lower Fairfield County offered a holiday helping hand Thursday.

Person to Person held its annual “Toy Store” at the Anderson Youth & Community Center on Saint Luke’s Church Campus in Darien.

“We’re really working with people trying to make sure they don’t become homeless, making sure they have food on the table, and then the toy drive comes, and it’s all just joy and love,” says Person to Person CEO Nancy Coughlin.

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Santa Clause for a Cause

Clause for a Cause is making a comeback this year, and this time, Santa is rolling up to your doorstep in style—on a blazing fire engine! All thanks to OPUS, a volunteer organization committed to supporting P2P.

Picture the blaring sirens, the flashing lights, and the unmistakable joy of Santa Claus himself perched atop a roaring fire truck, ready to spread holiday cheer. This unique experience is not one to be missed.

Clause for a Cause is exclusively for OPUS members. If you’re not yet part of OPUS but want in on the festive excitement, email Mariana Kniffin at kniffin.mariana@gmail.com.

Register now for Clause for a Cause and let Santa, with all his sirens and festive fanfare, bring the magic straight to your doorstep!

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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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Pulitzer-Prize Winning Author Andrea Elliott Inspires Hope and Change at Transforming Lives Luncheon

On October 20th, we hosted our annual Transforming Lives Luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Andrea Elliott as our featured speaker. The event successfully raised over $200,000 to support our mission of providing vital resources to those in need, helping them overcome daily challenges and putting them on a path toward economic stability.

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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
ICCNY
1558 Washington Blvd

Darien
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
Self-Select
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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SOUPer Bowl Food Drive 2023

Get in the game this SOUPer Bowl! Here is a chance to win this Super Bowl, regardless of how, and if, your team plays. You can win in the P2P…

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2022 P2P Holiday Giving

There are many ways to partner with P2P to make an impact this holiday season. Whether you choose to purchase a toy for our toy drive, stock our pantries with…

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Annual Winter Coat Drive

Person to Person is hosting its annual winter coat drive, as we get ready for our annual Coat Giveaway. We are collecting new or gently-used winter coats, new hats, new…

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P2P Impact: Fiscal Year 2022

Person to Person continued to fulfill its mission to provide essential resources for our community and work toward our vision for educated, financially stable, and hunger-free homes in fiscal year…

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All Aboard for Boat Camp Day 2022

12 boats, 50 volunteers, 18 counselors and 38 campers made Boat Camp Day 2022 a resounding success. Check out the fun pictures below. Thanks to organizer Gerry Raasch, Darien Sail…

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Christmas in July & August!

Help Person to Person (P2P) get a head start collecting toys for over 2,000 local children to enjoy during the 2022 holiday season! This year, we plan to reopen P2P’s…

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Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive 2022

Person to Person (P2P) is participating in the National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger (Postal) Food Drive on Saturday, May 14, 2022. After a hiatus due to the…

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P2P Impact in 2021

When you work together, you can accomplish great things. While 2021 was an extremely challenging year for so many, the dedication of volunteers and support from the community allowed Person…

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Community Matters: Person to Person

Interview: Darien TV 79 with P2P CEO Nancy Coughlin Thanks to Darien TV 79 Program Director Jim Cameron for inviting P2P CEO Nancy Coughlin on a recent edition of “Community…

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P2P Souper Bowl 2022

Get in the game this Souper Bowl! Here is a chance to win this Super Bowl, regardless of how, and if, your team plays. You can win in the P2P…

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Thank You from P2P

Thank you for your support of Person to Person and the 28,000 Fairfield County residents we serve each year. While 2021 was an extremely challenging year it was also filled…

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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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P2P on Wheels: Schedule and Locations

UPDATED: as of September 20, 2022 P2P on Wheels, Person to Person’s mobile food pantry, is now scheduled for Stamford (Monday – Friday). See schedule and locations below. TO SIGN…

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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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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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