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Letter: Thanks to Everyone Who Donated to the Human Services Household Goods Drive

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To the editor:

On behalf of the Darien Human Services Department, I would like to thank everyone who donated items to our Household Goods Drive last month. In particular, I want to thank Jack Holly and Boy Scout Troop 35 for their overwhelming support. The boys of Troop 35 spent two weekends collecting household goods donations and delivered numerous bags of items to our closet last month. Many Darien residents are unaware that up to 5% of their neighbors live at or below the poverty level. Services are available in town to provide these families and individuals with food and clothing, but not everyday essentials such as toilet paper, paper towels, personal grooming and hygiene products, and cleaning supplies.

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Shopping This Weekend? Consider Donating Household Goods to Darienites in Need

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Ali Ramsteck, LCSW, Director of Darien Human Services, wanted to remind residents that the department will be accepting donations of household goods through Friday, March 29. — an announcement from the Darien Human Services Department

Many Darien residents (up to 5 percent) live at or below the poverty level. Services are available in town to provide these families and individuals with food and clothing, but not everyday essentials such as toilet paper, paper towels, personal grooming and hygiene products, and cleaning supplies. Furthermore, families and individuals in need are prohibited from purchasing these items with food stamps. The Darien Human Services Household Goods Closet was designed to fill this gap by providing much-needed cleaning supplies, paper goods, and personal grooming and hygiene products to eligible Darien families and individuals.

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Letter: YMCA Drive for Human Services Household Goods Closet a Success

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Dear Nancy,

Your “Spring Cleaning Drive” was quite a success! In lieu of paying a joiner’s fee, new members of the YMCA were invited to bring in a cleaning supply or household good item to benefit the Darien Human Services Household Goods Closet which helps eligible Darien families and individuals. The response of your new members was overwhelming! With these donations, we were able to stock the shelves of our closet with much-needed cleaning supplies, paper goods, and personal grooming products. We really appreciate the continued support that the YMCA and its members have shown to the town of Darien and its residents.