THANK YOU to all who supported the month-long diaper drive conducted by Reps. Brenda Kupchick and Laura Devlin, in cooperation with Operation Hope, and with the help of Al DiGuido of Saugatuck Sweets Fairfield (who donated a pallet of diapers!!). About 5,000 diapers were collected.
A gorgeous basket of fruit from Edible Arrangements was just delivered to our Shelter. Our Shelter & Community Kitchen guests will enjoy it at dinner today. A bountiful THANK YOU to the anonymous donor for this delicious treat!
Thrilled to see Operation Hope 16th Annual Evening of Hope in Fairfield Magazine's "On the Town" section, July/August issue. Great shots, many thanks to photographer Mike Lauterborn!
State Representatives Brenda Kupchick and Laura Devlin, in cooperation with Operation Hope, are hosting a Town-wide diaper drive May 13 through June 17. Operation Hope never has enough diapers to keep up with demand, and these can be costly, especially as diapers are not covered by SNAP benefits. Opened packets and all sizes are accepted.
At this year's Reaching Home Celebration, Operation Hope's Executive Director, Carla Miklos, was awarded The Diane Randall Housing Leadership Award for the organization's tireless efforts to address and raise awareness to end homelessness right here at home. Also recognized were partners Vice President Carmen Colon from Bridgeport YMCA and Deputy Director Kathy Hunter from Supportive Housing Works. (Photo courtesy Partnership for Strong Communities and Gary Lewis Photography)
The 5th graders at Jennings School graduated with a big-hearted bang! The 5th graders found out what our Food Pantry most needed, created flyers and posted them, held an assembly and conducted a drive in the last few weeks of school. They collected 6 boxes of non perishables, items such as granola bars, etc. It's a busy time of year, and especially for 5th graders as they prepare to move up into middle school. We are very grateful for these students for having the vision to carry out a project from start to finish to help our neighbors in need. Thanks to the 5th grade, the school, staff/teachers and parents for the generous donation and support!
To all the fathers in our world and beyond, we wish you the happiest Father's Day!
We are deeply grateful to Aremis Angel Wings for their donation to the Town-wide diaper drive sponsored by State Reps Brenda Kupchick and Laura Devlin, in partnership with Operation Hope. The group donated 1,159 diapers! They also passed along a ton of diapers to Daughters of Charity in Bridgeport and to a family in need in Shelton with twins. Diaper need is often overlooked or goes unnoticed. By donating diapers, you're helping other families to keep their babies healthy and help alleviate stress. The drive concludes Saturday, June 17, 1-3pm at Saugatuck Sweets Fairfield. Come on down to make a donation. Thank you!
Many of our clients who are parents are already struggling to pay for rent and food and simply cannot afford the high cost of an adequate supply of diapers for their children, which can cost over $100/month. Also, safety net programs such as WIC and SNAP do not cover diapers. Please consider donating diapers (any size, open packs accepted) to the Town of Fairfield, CT-wide diaper drive hosted by State Reps Brenda Kupchick and Laura Devlin, in cooperation with Operation Hope, to collect diapers for our clients. The drive runs through June 16 and culminates with a celebration and drop off at Saugatuck Sweets in Fairfield June 17, 1-3pm.
Our Food Pantry is in need of a few specific items this month! We're heading into the summer, which is generally a slow time for Food Pantry donations. Please consider helping us by donating some of these items and helping feed our families, especially those with kids who rely on school breakfast and lunch during the school year. Standard sizes of items to feed/care for a family of four are appreciated. Last year, 800 households visited our Food Pantry on a regular basis, and sadly, that number continues to rise. Feel free to drop off Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm, at our business office at 636 Old Post Road. Thank you for your generosity!