Why Community Matters in Fairfield: Find Out How Tori McBrien is Staying Connected and Inspired

Why Community Matters

Local creativity is overflowing in communities as moms, dads, small business owners, nonprofit leaders and volunteers are finding new ways to communicate in this new world of social isolation. Their coping strategies and ingenuity are beyond inspiring! 

We are proud to introduce you to these innovators in “Why CommunityMatters”, a series made possible by LIFEWTR.

Meet Tori McBrien, Fairfield resident, mom and owner of McBrien Interiors

With the new norm of practicing social distancing, how are you finding creative ways to connect with family and friends?

Our son is a kindergartener and has to spend at least 20-30 minutes a day practicing his writing skills and so we’ve spent most days having him write letters to family, friends, and neighbors. His younger sister gets involved by drawing pictures on paper that we send along as well.

If you are a parent, have you found creative ways to engage kids at home?

As a parent, we have been homeschooling our kindergartener and trying to keep our 3 year old entertained. We recently purchased a kid’s seed-starter kit from Ganim’s and had them do it this past Sunday. Not only was it a great way to entertain our kids but we also supported a local business and had a fun activity to kick off Earth Week. 

Do you know of any local businesses or nonprofits innovating to serve communities during this difficult time? How?

My husband has always been a big fan of Harry’s Wine in Fairfield and during this time, they have been doing a tremendous job in helping the local economy by forgoing profits on the purchase of certain bottles of liquor and donating those profits to Fairfield restaurants struggling due to having to close during the pandemic.

Community matters - now more than ever. We are thankful to LIFEWTR for helping us to connect and stay strong.

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