Support Local Non-Profits:
Open Door and Inspirica - Local shelters are paying for hotel rooms for their residents to accommodate social distancing. They are looking for more monetary donations to support the influx of shelter residents. Both shelters are also in need of food donations. Please visit both websites.
Waveny Care Center - Send videos or notes of kindness to cheer up residents who have been most isolated during this time. See above for information on how to share a video or note.
Person to Person in Darien is in need of volunteers to pre-pack grocery bags for food pantry clients. Please consider volunteering. They also organized a virtual food drive. By participating in their virtual food drive, you will be directly helping to ensure that local families have access to fresh, nutritious food and that children can continue to thrive while schools are closed.Click Here to Donate or for more information.
The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County serves more than 90 local agencies and is struggling to keep up with the demand during the coronavirus outbreak. Click Here to Donate or for more information.
CIRI - Connecticut Institute for Refugees and Immigrants supports immigrants and refugees with food pantries, school meals, health care, heat assistance, among so many other things. Most of their clients do not have the financial capacity to prepare adequately in the short-term and continue to need services to heal from trauma and gain self-sufficiency. They are asking for donations as their two major fundraising events had to be cancelled.
Staying Put is welcoming cards from children and anyone in the community to their seniors. Since this can be a particularly isolating time for our town’s seniors, this is great way to brighten someone’s day and let them know we are thinking about them.
Filling In the Blanks fights childhood hunger by providing weekend meals to children who might not otherwise have access to food outside of school hours. This is more important now than ever before with schools closed for extended periods of time. Click here to Donate or for more information.