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Six years ago today, something unspeakable took place very close to home here in Fairfield. In the neighboring town of Newtown, 26 precious lives were lost in a senseless tragedy. Fairfield's First Selectman Michael Tetreau is encouraging all residents to perform acts of kindness to remember and honor these souls today.

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Fairfield's First Selectman Michael Tetreau​ announced recently that Operation Hope of Fairfield is one of five local non-profits to have received funding commitments from businesses totaling more than $40,000 as a result of the Town’s (no cost) participation in the State’s Neighborhood Assistance Act program.

Harry's Wine and Liquor Market recently sponsored its annual “Rare Bottles” fundraiser for Operation Hope of Fairfield, supporting its efforts to end hunger and end homelessness in the local community.

Just before the crush of Thanksgiving, we were fortunate to have four wonderful students from Bridgeport's Kolbe Cathedral High School and their adult mentors volunteer three hours in our Food Pantry, helping sort and organize donations. Pictured here are Annaclaudia Alvarez, Valentina Rodriguez, Quiana Allen and Lauren Woods, and thanks to their and their mentors' helping hands, we were ready to distribute 200 Thanksgiving baskets to our neighbors in need just before Thanksgiving.

Our elves were busy this morning, sorting and wrapping gifts for our clients! We’re so grateful for our donors, volunteers and St. Anthony’s for the space. What better way to get into the holiday spirit? We’ll be here today 4:30-6:30pm for gift drop off!

TODAY is the last day for gift/gift card drop-off for Hope for the Holidays! Thank you for your generosity as we help our neighbors in need have a brighter holiday season!

Just a quick reminder that this Monday and Tuesday are the gift/gift card drop-off dates for Hope for the Holidays!

Fairfield Woods Middle School students Bella Petrucelli and Camryn Michael recently completed the "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People" project as part of their health class, selecting Operation Hope as the beneficiary of their bake sale.

7 years of GOOD luck for Operation Hope! For 7 years in a row, Kelsey and Devyn Farber have been saving their change and donating it during the holidays to help us feed and house our struggling neighbors. Many thanks to these girls and their mom for keeping our neighbors in need in their hearts and minds!

Thanks to our generous donors, gifts are purchased and crossed off lists...and now we need your help sorting and wrapping the bounty! Our "Hope for the Holidays" adopt a family program is in full swing and we are looking for volunteers to help sort, wrap and distribute the gifts next week. Sorting and wrapping takes place at St. Anthony of Padua Church on South Pine Creek Road, Fairfield, December 10-12.