Person-to-Person has received a $20,000 grant from Fairfield County’s Community Foundation for the agency’s Emergency Assistance Program.
Through this program, P2P offers a safety net to low-income and food-insecure residents of Fairfield County in the form of financial assistance, food, clothing, casework counseling and access to a variety of inter-connected services, including assistance with budgeting, advocacy for benefits and referrals to partner agencies.
According to P2P Executive Director Ceci Maher, this funding from Fairfield County's Community Foundation will help the agency provide year-round, rapid response to client emergencies and access to a skilled caseworker to provide counseling and referrals. “Our mission is to support individuals and families as they move toward stability.”
Last year, Person-to-Person provided food, clothing and financial assistance to more than 23,000 men, women and children – from $481,585 in financial assistance for 1,172 families to 748,944 meals from groceries for 10,044 people.
“We appreciate this grant,” says Maher “and we are grateful to the individuals, families and companies that have established charitable funds at Fairfield County’s Community Foundation for making this possible.”
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 P2P website.
About Fairfield County’s Community Foundation
Since 1992, Fairfield County’s Community Foundation has been dedicated to creating lasting change in our region and we’ve awarded over $212 million in grants in support of 625 local nonprofits. We maximize impact by combining fiscal stewardship with extensive community knowledge. As a trusted nonprofit partner and thought leader, we unite philanthropists, nonprofits, and expert resources with the goal of creating a vital and inclusive community – where every individual has the opportunity to thrive.