You Can Help Make Holiday Dreams Come True
December 8 – December 10
For the 21st year, Person-to-Person will be hosting the Holiday Toy Store. With the support of a dedicated volunteer organizing committee, scores of volunteers and countless generous donors, more than 2,100 children will have a holiday that is merry and bright.
Toy Store is one of the most fulfilling, enjoyable and engaging programs at P2P. For low-income clients who struggle throughout the year to provide basic necessities such as food and clothing, the holidays can be particularly stressful. But with Toy Store, parents are able to select a free toy and book for each child plus a board game for the family to enjoy.
If you would like to stage a toy drive or donate unwrapped gifts, please contact Janet King at P2P Darien (203 621-0683) or Susan Zelman at P2P Norwalk (203 621-0703). Gifts for all ages – birth to 15 years – are appreciated. To view the Amazon Wish List for Toy Store, click here or feel free to purchase toys wherever you wish and donate.
P2P is always grateful for the enormous generosity of the community and the act of giving is so very fulfilling.
Given the challenges and anxiety in the daily lives of P2P clients, Toy Store creates holiday cheer – because nothing is more heart-warming and encouraging than the smile of a child.
Person-to-Person, Inc. was established in 1968 to provide low-income individuals and families living in Lower Fairfield County with basic emergency services. A community-supported agency, Person-to-Person is committed to helping clients achieve self-sufficiency through practical help, advocacy, education and problem solving initiatives. Programs include Emergency Assistance, Campership and Scholarship. With offices in Darien and Norwalk, the Person-to-Person service area includes Darien, New Canaan, Norwalk, Stamford, Weston, Westport and Wilton. More information may be found on the web at www.p2pHelps.org.
If you are interested in donating or hosting a food drive throughout the course of the year, P2P is always in need of oatmeal, cereal, tuna, chicken noodle soup (very popular), mac & cheese, peanut butter, jelly, pancake mix, and tea bags.
They also have volunteer shifts available in their Clothing Center and Food Pantry. You may email Janet King (janetking@p2pHelps.org) if you are interested in getting involved.