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Consider This Way of Helping and Connecting With Your Community: Join P2P’s ‘Van Men’ Crew

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Person-to-Person is currently in need of a few more folks to join the Van Men crew, especially on Thursday and Friday mornings. The majority of our drivers are retired and find that it’s a great way to maintain some routine and find camaraderie among their peers. One of the greatest rewards of volunteering is the sense of community and a feeling of working towards the common good. — This announcement is adapted from Person-to-Person’s newsletter. Volunteers have always been at the heart of Person-to-Person, and the Van Men group is one of the longest-standing and most active groups at the Darien-based organization.

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Darien YMCA Piranha Swimmers Spend Some Time Volunteering at Person-to-Person

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At the Darien YMCA competitive swimming teaches swim technique and conditioning, but swimmers learn lessons that extend far beyond the perimeter of the pool. — an announcement from the Darien YMCA

From 1909, when the Y began group swim lessons, to today’s Y National Competition, the pool has become a place where pride replaces fear; health and happiness accompany achievement. In addition to offering exercise, safety and skill development for a lifetime of aquatic enjoyment, the Darien YMCA Piranhas are being taught the meaning and joy of volunteerism. On June 13, Piranha Swimmers Khrystos Yika-Nacarino, Andrew Rodriguez, Pragun Sharma, Paula Frankowski, Sophia Karidas, Nolan Lovegrove, John Frankowski, Alex Khilko and Coach Henk Jansen, took some time out from practice to volunteer at Person-to-Person (P2P) in Darien. The kids and coach sifted through piles of clothes, sorted, folded and hung them in the P2P clothing pantry for two hours.

Crown for a Cause Opus for P2P fundraiser June 1 19

OPUS Has a Summer Soiree June 1 to Help Person-to-Person: Wear a Crown, Have a Heart

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OPUS for Person-to-Person invites women to wear custom handmade flower crowns at the Summer Soiree, a chic summer event from 6 to 11 p.m., Saturday, June 1, at the Tokeneke Club in Darien. These flower crowns are available for order online for $30 and will be available to order in person on Thursday, May 9, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Coco and Lala (1090 Post Road in Darien). Anyone who orders flower crowns can pick them up at the Summer Soiree. Proceeds from these flower crowns and from Summer Soiree itself will support P2P programs that directly benefit children, including the Baby Basics program for newborns, scholarships, camperships and the Holiday Toy Store. About Opus for Person-to-Person
OPUS for Person-to-Person is a charitable organization whose mission is to support Person-to-Person through fundraising efforts and public awareness.

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Business Owner Joe Warren, P2P Director Ceci Maher, Environmental Activist Lynn Brooks on Proposed Bag Ordinance

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Here’s what three more speakers on the proposed checkout bag ordinance had to say:
Ceci Maher, Executive Director, Person-to-Person
Person-to-Person is a community-supported agency, and Darien has been an incredible supporter of Person-to-Person over the past 50 years. Every year, we use about 100,000 bags. We have been enormously green. We recycle, we ask for people to give us recycled bags, and we use them. And then clients bring them back sometimes — and mostly, not, but sometimes — and we reuse them again.