At Person to Person, we rely on generous support of individuals, community groups, local businesses, and corporations for the essential funds that make our mission possible. Every donation, regardless of size, helps us meet the critical needs of families in our community: food, clothing, casework services, financial assistance, scholarships, camperships.

In all that we do, it’s the support and participation of our community that enables us and makes our work possible. Your tax-deductible gift to Person to Person goes directly to programs that meet our mission of educated, financially-stable, and hunger-free homes for all.

If you prefer to donate by check, please send your gift to: Person to Person, attn: Nancy Coughlin, 1864 Post Road, Darien, CT 06820

To make a gift of stock or securities, please contact Nancy Coughlin at nancycoughlin@p2pHelps.org.

Legacy Giving

Our Helping Hands Legacy Society an exceptional opportunity to advance Person to Person’s mission through Planned Giving. When you share your commitment to Person to Person in your estate or financial plan, you become an honored member of our Helping Hands Legacy Society. Planned gifts include gifts in a will or living trust, charitable trusts or gift annuities that benefit Person to Person, gifts of life insurance, financial accounts, or identifying Person to Person as a beneficiary in one of your plans.

Please notify us of your future gift or contact Nancy Coughlin at nancycoughlin@p2pHelps.org for more information.

Current Campaigns

From our annual Holiday Toy drive to our Adopt Phil the Truck campaign to our Virtual Food Drive, throughout the year, we run unique fundraising initiatives that focus on specific issues like food insecurity and youth enrichment. Check this section often for current fundraising campaigns, and join us in reaching our goals.

Just One Act of Kindness: Year-End Giving

Person to Person relies on the kindness and generous support of individuals, community groups, local businesses, and corporations for the vital funds that make our mission possible.

While fundraising isn’t all we do, all we do depends on it. Your generous support, regardless of size, helps us meet the critical needs families, individuals, and children face during challenging times, including the growing need for food, clothing, and emergency financial assistance.

Every act of kindness, every dollar, allows Person to Person to serve the nearly 25,000 people who seek our services with dignity, compassion and respect. Your support of our Annual Campaign provides the support we need to create opportunities for those we serve to live better and sustainable lives.

Your tax-deductible gift to Person to Person goes directly to programs that meet our mission of achieving educated, financially stable, and hunger-free homes for all.

Holiday Toy Drive

The holiday season should be a magical time but for many families, it can cause added stress and difficulty. During the holiday season, many parents in our community are unable to experience the joy of buying their children a gift. By supporting our Holiday Toy Drive you can make a difference.

A gift of just $20 can provide a child experiencing economic hardship with a toy to unwrap this holiday season. 

Scholarship & Mentorship Programs

P2P’s Scholarship & Mentorship programs makes it possible for talented students from low-income families to change the trajectories of their lives through access to education.

A gift to P2P’s Scholarship Program can transform a student’s life. It can be the catalyst a hard-working student needs to achieve great things given the education and the opportunity. Your support can impact a student with a one-time scholarship, lay the foundation for mentorship, or support their entire college career.

Virtual Food Drive

P2P is providing more food than ever before, in part due to the economic toll the pandemic has had on so many of our neighbors. In the 12 months after the pandemic started P2P distributed 71% more groceries than the previous 12 months. That’s enough groceries for more than TWO MILLION MEALS, or 5,831 meals per day.

Help P2P get food where it needs to be, with a gift to our food program. Thank you. 


Support Our Wish List

Every year we are faced with urgent needs to maintain three separate sites and best serve our clients. Needs range from new refrigerators or freezers for our food pantries, or other tools and equipment we need to get our job done well. Currently, we are looking for the items listed below. If you would like to help us purchase these items, please contact Joel Weiss, at joelweiss@p2phelps.org.

Current Wish List

  • 2 iPads
  • Patio heater
  • Patio table and chairs for outside meetings
  • Folding tables
  • Sturdy dress racks

Start a Fundraiser

Are you passionate about our work and want to take action now? Deepen your engagement and start a fundraiser for P2P! There are endless ways to raise funds for P2P. Whether you want to launch a Facebook fundraiser, run a 5K for P2P, dedicate a special occasion like your birthday, or create your own unique event, you can make a big difference and have a great time doing it!

Want more information? Contact our Chief Philanthropy Officer, Joel Weiss, at joelweiss@p2phelps.org

2021 P2P Golf Outing at Stanwich Club in Greenwich

Signature Events

Join us for a golf outing or a cocktail party. We have something for everyone! Our signature fundraising events are hosted by Person to Person and OPUS for Person to Person. Learn more about our events.

Transforming Lives Luncheon

Person to Person held this year’s Transforming Lives Luncheon on October 27, 2022 with featured guest Lidia Bastianich.

Email Sarah Lippman at sarahlippman@p2pHelps.org with any questions you may have.


In-kind contributions can range from non-perishable food items for our three food pantries, new or gently used clothing for our clothing center, to baby gear and diapers. Please call 203-655-0048 with any questions you may have.

Food

Non-perishable foods to help stock the Food Pantries in Darien, Norwalk and Stamford. Click here for a shopping list of healthy food items needed in our pantries. For more information about food drives, email Rick Nixon in Stamford.

Household & Personal Items

Household and personal items are welcome donations. Click here for a list of most needed items. For more information, email Patty Salgado in Darien.

Clothing

We are currently accepting only new and gently-used fall/winter clothing donations at our Darien site, 1864 Post Road (as of 10/1/22).

Please make sure all clothing is clean, bagged, sorted and labeled — and only leave donations during office hours (M-F, 9am-1pm)! Items left outside after office hours may be ruined by the weather.

Questions? Call 203-655-0048

Goods4Good

Your donation to our Goods4Good program helps people in crisis by providing them with essential clothing items and household goods. These specific items are distributed by our caseworkers to their clients throughout the year, as needed. View needed items on our Amazon wish list.

Please Note:

  • Please sort donations by gender and size and placed in bags with gender and size written on the outside.
  • P2P does not accept strollers, car seats, used toys, electronics, books, household appliances, or furniture.
  • Download Tax Form for Clothing Donation donations. Download Tax Form for Food Pantry donations.

Donor Privacy Policy

Person to Person never sells or shares donor information. We respect donor privacy and take security measures to protect financial and personal information.