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National Veterans Services Fund Becomes HonorBound Foundation and Changes Fundraising

Phil Kraft HonorBound Foundation National Veterans Services Fund 11-11-17
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Darien-based National Veterans Services Fund, a four-decade-old group that helps veterans, particularly those in emergencies, announced Saturday that it’s changing its name, its website and the way it raises money. The HonorBound Foundation has the new website up, although the website for the group under its old name is also still on the Web.  (more…) Continue Reading →

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Darien Rotary Club Raises Money for Elementary School Toilets in Kenya

Kenya Students Impact Vine Rotary Club
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The Rotary Club of Darien Foundation is raising money for a sister Rotary Club in Kenya to build toilets for elementary schools there. The link between the two groups: former Darien resident Kate Crowley. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Letter: New Initiatives in Darien Give People, Families Support to Counter Substance Abuse

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To the editor:

As someone who grew up in Darien (DHS ’93) and works for a national addiction nonprofit, I commend The Community Fund of Darien’s Thriving Youth Task Force and their “Our Darien” campaign. I think it is important that parents start the conversations with their children about drugs and alcohol much sooner than one might think (middle school is just too late) and be armed with information on how addiction is a brain disease. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Barbara Smith-Soroca, CEO of Stamford Symphony, Retires After 39 Years

Barbara Smith-Soroca 10-07-17
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At the Stamford Symphony’s opening concert on Oct. 14, the Orchestra and Stamford community will pay tribute to CEO and President Barbara Smith-Soroca, who has announced her retirement from the leadership position she has held for 39 years. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Free Flu Shots for Uninsured in Fairfield County from Americares and Walgreens

Free Flu Clinic Americares Walgreens 10-03-17
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Americares Free Clinics and Walgreens are offering no-cost flu shots in October to help keep the uninsured healthy this winter. Now in its third year, the partnership annually vaccinates more than 500 uninsured Fairfield County residents who are otherwise unable to afford the flu shot. Many of the patients who benefit do not have paid sick time and lose income when they are too ill to work. (more…) Continue Reading →

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