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Town Human Services Council Invites Darienites to Help Local Businesses by Providing Cloth Masks

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Several members of Darien’s Human Services Planning Council, which is convened by The Community Fund of Darien, stepped forward to create the Darien Mask Brigade, where individuals and groups may “adopt” a local business/organization and support their work by providing cloth masks for their employees. — an announcement from the Darien Human Services Planning Council
Due to the coronavirus health crisis, our current reality calls for wearing masks in public places and when not able to appropriately distance ourselves from others. This places a burden on local organizations and businesses, as their employees are required to wear masks at all times in order to operate and serve the community. Masks can be homemade or purchased. Darien First Selectman Jayme Stevenson applauded the initiative.

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Darien Scouts Are Making Face Shields for Healthcare Workers, and You Can, Too

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Following a long and proud history of leading in times of crisis and need, Scouts in Darien are activating to help alleviate the personal protective equipment (PPE) shortage that many healthcare systems are facing with a face shield drive in partnership with the Andrew Shaw Memorial Trust. — an announcement from Darien Boy Scouting
“I’m proud of our Scouting families across Darien who are stepping up to support our hospitals and healthcare workers. Our Scouts have always stepped up to help the community in times of need,” said Grant Evans, Scoutmaster, Troop 53. “These face shields will help our healthcare workers by giving them critical protection from the COVID-19 virus, yet are simple to make. It is a fun project for the family to work on together, so let’s all join together and make masks.”
Evans shared that the Scouts were inspired after seeing an instructional video posted by Stamford doctor on YouTube.

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First Selectman: Ring a Bell, Make a Joyful Noise at 7 PM This Saturday to Honor Healthcare Workers, First Responders

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First Selectman Jayme Stevenson is asking town residents to express gratitude with a loud “Thank you” to first responders and healthcare workers, specifically by ringing a bell, banging a pot or otherwise making ourselves heard for five minutes, starting at 7 p.m., Saturday, April 11. “Residents are invited to join along. Stand on your front lawn or your front steps and ring cowbells, shake holiday bells, bang pots and pans or simply clap hands. Wave to your friends and neighbors,” Stevenson said in an announcement. “Let’s all show our town spirit, share our thanks and enjoy some smiles and waves — at a distance — as we all come together for a few moments to celebrate the heroes among us and spread good cheer!”

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Person-to-Person Starts Home Delivery Service, ‘Door2Door,’ for Most-at-Risk Clients

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In response to an increase in demand for food assistance, and to ensure that their most-at-risk clients receive the essentials, Person-to-Person (P2P) has implemented a new home delivery system, called Door2Door, for those unable to leave their homes during the COVID-19 crisis. — an announcement from Person-to-Person

Using a contactless system of delivery, volunteer drivers are dropping off bags of groceries at the doorsteps of P2P clients who are not able to make an in-person visit to one of their three food pantries, whether due to age, disability, illness, or other high-risk category. P2P has food pantry locations in Darien, Norwalk, and a mobile pantry in Stamford, and has seen a sharp increase in the need for food assistance at all three of their locations. “We have many clients who are seniors or need to remain in their homes. No one should have to choose between their safety and access to food,” shares Nancy Coughlin, CEO of Person-to-Person.

Volunteers Needed to Help Get Food to Darien Elderly, Homebound During COVID-19 Crisis

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Darien police helped deliver food to homebound Darien seniors on Monday afternoon, but the town is looking for volunteers to do that in future days. Can you help? Here’s an announcement from Darien Police Department on Facebook. It includes an announcement from Marcella Rand at the Darien Senior Center:

This afternoon, Darien Police Officers volunteered to deliver essential food items and supplies to homebound Darien seniors who simply should not be out and about during the COVID-19 threat. In collaboration with Palmer’s Market, Darien Human Services, and the Mather Center, Darien officers are taking time during their shifts to pick up phoned in orders from Palmer’s Market, and to deliver to those in need.

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Volunteers Wanted to Help Remove Wreaths from Veterans Graves at Spring Grove Cemetery Jan 18

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The Darien chapter of Wreaths Across America is asking for volunteers to help with removing wreaths from veterans’ graves at Spring Grove Veteran’s Cemetery at 10 a.m., on Saturday, Jan. 18. — an announcement from the Darien Chapter of Wreaths Across America

The wreaths were placed on the graves of the veterans on Dec. 14 during a ceremony coordinated by the local chapter. Wreaths Across America is a non-profit organization that strives to “REMEMBER the fallen ….

At Home In Darien Organizes Volunteer Leaf Raking and Public Sidewalk Snow Shoveling for Seniors

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While leaf raking and snow shoveling can be good exercise, they are often tiring and sometimes hazardous chores for seniors. —an announcement from At Home in Darien

At Home In Darien is pleased to offer fall leaf raking and winter snow shoveling services. This program matches seniors who are in need of assistance with At Home In Darien volunteers. Leaf raking, show shoveling, and other volunteer services can help Darien seniors remain in their homes and our community without worrying about simple things like household chores and maintenance. “Although the weather is still nice, we’re already getting ready for the falling leaves and snow,” remarked Gina Blum, At Home In Darien Executive Director.

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Do the Volunteers or the Visitors Have More Fun at the Maritime Aquarium? Here’s the Best Way to Find Out

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Pursue your interest in marine animals — and share your knowledge and enthusiasm with others — by becoming a member of the volunteer staff at the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. — an announcement from the Maritime Aquarium

Interviews for potential volunteers will be held on Tues., Sept. 17 and Thurs., Sept. 19, on both days at 5:30 p.m. (You need attend only one.)

“Volunteering here is fun and personally rewarding, and it’s also vital to fulfilling the Maritime Aquarium’s mission of educating and inspiring guests about Long Island Sound,” said Lisa Slinsky, assistant director of Volunteers and Community Service. “If you’re retired, the Aquarium offers a great way to stay active and connected.