The P2P Grant is Part of United Way’s COVID-19 Resiliency Grant Program
STAMFORD, CT (July 22, 2021) – Person-to-Person (P2P) is pleased to confirm that United Way of Western Connecticut has awarded P2P $11,000 as part of its COVID-19 Resiliency Grant Program for work with our Stamford-based programs.
The COVID-19 Resiliency Grants are just one part of a coordinated, region-wide effort by United Way of Western Connecticut to alleviate the economic hardships experienced by our area’s residents as a result of the pandemic. Since March of 2020, United Way of Western CT has worked diligently with community partners like P2P to help provide assistance for those people most impacted by the crisis, identified as ALICE® (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed).
“Person-to-Person is grateful for the generous and ongoing support from United Way of Western Connecticut,” shared P2P CEO Nancy Coughlin. “Their COVID-19 Resiliency Grant Program has been instrumental in helping P2P support the thousands of individuals and families we serve in our Stamford location.”
P2P has played a vital role in supporting residents of lower Fairfield County throughout the pandemic, providing essential resources such as healthy food, emergency financial assistance for rent and utilities, caseworker support, as well as clothing and enrichment programs. P2P not only provided for its existing clients, it met the increased need brought on by the pandemic. P2P’s food program, for example, distributed 71% more groceries in the 12 months after the pandemic started, the equivalent of more than two million meals (roughly 5,831 meals a day).
P2P’s Emergency Financial Assistance increased an astounding 178%. As more people lost jobs, experienced reduced hours, or succumbed to the COVID themselves, making rent payments became more and more difficult. In the first 12 months following the start of the pandemic, P2P issued $1,043,897 in emergency financial assistance, mostly for rent, to help keep families safely housed during this crisis.
Person-to-Person (P2P) is a non-profit agency dedicated to providing individuals and families with essential resources to help them overcome daily challenges and put them on a path toward economic stability. P2P serves 28,000 residents in Fairfield County with the following programs: three food pantries (Darien, Norwalk, Stamford), clothing center, caseworker assistance, emergency financial assistance, and scholarships/camperships.
Established in 1968, P2P serves the communities of Darien, New Canaan, Norwalk, Stamford, Weston, Westport, and Wilton. Learn more at p2pHelps.org
About United Way of Western Connecticut
United Way of Western Connecticut (UWWC) improves the lives of hard-working, struggling households by mobilizing the resources of local communities to create lasting change. We help residents across Northern Fairfield County, Southern Litchfield County, and the City of Stamford by focusing on the vital building blocks for a good life: Education, Financial Stability, and Health. We are committed to ensuring that every child enters school ready to learn, every family is financially stable, and every community we serve is healthy and strong. We are particularly focused on a population that United Way identifies as ALICE® (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) in our communities. For more information about United Way of Western Connecticut, please visit: www.uwwesternct.org.
Holly Wainwright, Marketing and Communications Director, 203-621-0684, hollywainwright@p2pHelps.org