Salvation Army Kettle

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! — an announcement from Darien Department of Human Services

Did you know that the volunteers outside of Palmer’s Market collects on average about $500 in donations? The volunteers are your friends and neighbors. Groups such as the Boy Scouts, the Masons, Darien Men’s Group and others spend their weekends in December ringing the bells to benefit our community.

Ali Ramsteck and Steve Fritsch

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

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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. The $1,000 in Shop Rite gift cards which you provided will help our families and seniors enjoy a nice holiday meal and will continue to benefit our clients during the year. Your ongoing support over the years means so much to our department. We rely on local organizations such as yours to help us provide our clients with the vital services they need. Thanks, again, for helping us help others.


Letter: Darien Kiwanis Club Thanked for Donation

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A thank-you letter from Darien Human Services Director Ali Ramsteck to Millie Miceli, president of the Kiwanis Club of Darien, provided to for publication:

Dear Millie,

I wanted to thank you, the Kiwanis Club of Darien, and your members for the generous donation of $200 to Darien Human Services. Your thoughtfulness and generosity is much appreciated by both our office and the clients we serve. We are grateful to the Kiwanis for your ongoing support over the years. We are very lucky to have you stand with us as we reach out to those in our community who need a helping hand. We cannot do what we do without you!