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Wear Your Jeans to the Depot Youth Center’s ‘Blue Jeans & Blazers’ Feb 8 Fundraiser

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You’re invited to shake off those winter blues, get into your favorite blue jeans and come to the Depot Youth Center’s annual winter fundraiser “Blue Jeans & Blazers” on Saturday, Feb. 8. (more…) Continue Reading →

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What Happens When You Put Money in the Salvation Army Kettle in Darien

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The Salvation Army bell ringing season runs through Christmas Eve when the red kettles are packed away for the season. When you give at the red kettle outside of Palmer’s Market, 90% of the money dropped in the kettle goes right back to our community! (more…) Continue Reading →

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Well, NOW We Beat ’em: Darien Tops New Canaan in Third ‘Most Generous Town’ Competition

Golden Turkey Award 2019 Most Generous Town competition
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This year, Thanksgiving marked the date of not one, but two competitions between perennial rivals Darien and New Canaan — the hotly contested Turkey Bowl, and the final day of the third annual “Most Generous Town” fundraising competition between the Community Fund of Darien and the New Canaan Community Foundation. (more…) Continue Reading →

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‘Dazzling Decadent December’ Shopping Event at Kirby Benefits YWCA Darien/Norwalk Parent Awareness

Dazzling Decadent December 2019 YWCA
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YWCA of Darien/Norwalk holds its annual “Dazzling Decadent December” shopping event supporting the YWCA’s Parent Awareness programs, with ticket proceeds and a percentage of all sales on the day, on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at Kirby & Company. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Darien Lions Club Thanked for Supporting Darien Human Services Holiday Gift Giving Program

Ali Ramsteck and Steve Fritsch
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Mr. Steve Fritsch
Darien Lions Club

Dear Steve,

On behalf of the Darien Department of Human Services, I would like to thank you and your fellow Lions Club members for your generous support of our annual Holiday Gift Giving Program. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Almost One Ton of Turkeys and Other Food Donated Tuesday to Food Bank in Stamford

Our Lady of Grace Preschool and Kindergarten donation
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The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County received a staggering donation yesterday… nearly one ton of turkeys plus additional dry goods were provided through a team contribution effort.  Stamford EMS, Stop and Shop at Ridgeway Shopping Center and Our Lady of Grace Preschool & Kindergarten worked together to make the donation. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Americares Delivers 50 Tons of Medical Supplies to Syrians [UPDATE]

Americares warehouse 2019
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Americares is delivering 50 tons of critical medicine and medical supplies to help children and families in war-torn Syria. One shipment has already arrived and two more shipments containing intravenous fluids, oral rehydration solutions, and other lifesaving items, are in transit. UPDATE, 8:34 a.m., Wednesday: Americares says that on “Giving Tuesday,” Dec. 3, “Gifts up to $10,000 will be matched 8X until 11:59 p.m.” That means that, for example, a $20 donation would result in the organization getting another $160. Continue Reading →

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Get Chance to Win $4,200 Worth of Prizes With a $20 Raffle Ticket Supporting Darien Arts Center

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The Darien Arts Center is hoping to make your every wish come true this holiday season, while raising vital funding with its “Oh Christmas Spree!” raffle. Those who buy the $20 raffle tickets by Dec. 15 will have the chance to win a treasure trove of gifts and services generously donated by over 40 local businesses, worth over $4,200. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Beat New Canaan on the Generosity Front, Darien — Beat Them, Beat Them, Beat Them

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For the third year in a row, Darien and New Canaan will face off to see which town can capture the title of “Most Generous Town” by raising the most funds for either the Community Fund of Darien or the New Canaan Community Foundation. This year, the competition begins today and ends on Thanksgiving Day. (more…) Continue Reading →

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