Fairfield Social Services Kicks Off Family Holiday Giving Program

Fairfield, CT - Julie DeMarco, Director of Human and Social Services has announced that Fairfield Social Services has kicked off its 2023 Family Holiday Giving Program to help Fairfield families in need during the Thanksgiving and holiday season. "Last year more than 180 families received gift cards, generously donated by their neighbors, including individuals, businesses, faith-based and community organizations," said Mrs. DeMarco. "Every year we see more families struggling to pay their utilities and heat their homes. During this special, yet stressful time of year, our goal is to support with gift cards to help purchase items for their loved ones. That ability to select and purchase gifts provides our clients another level of independence in an otherwise difficult time."

Rather than collecting wrapped gifts and toys, we are again requesting gift cards for supermarkets, gas stations, local stores and businesses, Amazon, Target, Walmart - anywhere families may shop for their loved ones for the holidays.

On behalf of the families that receive the holiday gifts, the Town of Fairfield Department of Human and Social Services would like to thank the community for keeping all our residents in mind for the upcoming holiday season. "We hope that residents will continue to support their neighbors, as our department continues to see residents struggling to recover from the impact of the pandemic on their families," Mrs. DeMarco said.

If you are interested in donating or receiving holiday help, please contact Eileen Fickes, Social Worker for the Department of Human and Social Services, at 203-256-3170 or by email at socialservices@fairfieldct.org<mailto:socialservices@fairfieldct.org> for additional information.

Please consider making a donation to help your neighbors. Donations are gratefully accepted during business hours 9 AM to 3:30 PM at the Bigelow Center for Senior Activities 100 Mona Terrace, Fairfield CT 06824.

Submitted by Fairfield, CT

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