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Creativity Connects Fairfield: Meet Debbi O’Keefe, Community Connector, Local Creative

Creativity Connects Fairfield

What fuels a vibrant, connected, and creative community? What makes people feel good about living in Fairfield?

When locals share the creativity that they uncover in the nooks and crannies of their community it brings about connectivity and makes us all feel good. Believe it or not, you discover creativity every day as you walk, shop, work, and play in Fairfield. 

Creativity connects us. 

Meet Debbi O’Keefe, community connector and founder of ConnectFairfield.

Is there an organization in town that makes you feel good?

Yes! Woofgang & Co. I love their mission! Woofgang & Co. is a nonprofit organization that empowers young adults with disabilities by teaching them a variety of vocational skill sets. They do this by creating jobs tailored to each individual - jobs that include producing, packaging, marketing and selling high-quality treats, toys, and accessories for pets.  The Woofgang & Co. retail store is located at 1300 Post Rd. in Fairfield.

You can learn more about Woofgang & Co. here.

What do you love about your community?

I’m a relationship builder by nature. Bringing people together whether it’s for social, economic or community functions is my passion. I love the process of collaborating and partnering toward a positive experience for everyone. I created ConnectFairfield to produce entertaining events that bring local community residents, businesses and organizations together.

I am currently launching the ConnectFairfield Scavenger Hunt, a two-week Community FUN-raiser.  This idea was actually a brainstorm with a friend and former colleague on a beach walk. I am also developing The Fairfield Newcomers Club to create connections for those new to town. 

Where do you go in Fairfield for inspiration and creativity?

Without a doubt walking along one of our amazing beaches always inspires me.  I love to walk at the beach with a friend or colleague and brainstorm!  The jetty at Jennings, the Reef at Penfield and Sunsets at Sasco are some of my personal favorites!

Creativity Connects Fairfield is made possible by LIFEWTR.

If you have local creativity to share and would like to be featured in this series, feel free to email   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

The views and opinions expressed above are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of HamletHub or LIFEWTR. 

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