After the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 4, 1968, Rev. Dr. Robert Nelson Back, director of Saint Luke’s Parish in Darien, Connecticut, who had attended seminary with Dr. King, met with parish member Jean Sherman. They talked about how caring people in Darien could respond to the assassination and express their concern about growing civil rights issues. Just days later, Dr. Back announced the formation of Person-to-Person and named Jean its first Executive Director.
Financial and Other Aid Comes to the Greater Stamford / Greater Norwalk Area
From the outset, Person-to-Person began using their resources to help those in need while educating others about the impact of poverty and injustice. Efforts to help began with food and clothing and grew to include:
- Financial Assistance for emergencies
- Camperships so children would be safe during the summer while their parents worked
- College Scholarships to help break the cycle of poverty
Person-to-Person, Inc. is a non-profit charitable agency with a 501(c)(3) tax status.
More than 90% of all donations go directly to programs.