Friday, October 12, 2012

Stamford, Take Off Your Clothes! - Oct 20

On Saturday, October 20th, at the University of Connecticut-Stamford Campus, from 11am to 3pm, Person-to-Person (P2P) will host their first fun, family event in Stamford – Stamford, Take Off Your Clothes! P2P is inviting all Stamford residents and families to a fun day while making a difference in the community. This event will feature local food trucks such as the Melt Mobile and food vendors Station Eats, Soundview Catering, and Bar Rosso. Star 99.9‘s On-Air personality, Jolana Smith, will emcee the event and a lucky donor will have a chance to win a gift certificate for an iPad, a signed tie from Donald Trump, or passes to Chelsea Piers!
 
Members of the community, companies, schools, and community groups are invited to bring donations of new or gently used clothing, outerwear, shoes, and accessories to Stamford, Take Off Your Clothes  -- or just come for the fun! These donations will stock the shelves of the Person-to-Person Clothing Center, which provides a free resource to people in need in Lower Fairfield County . At this time of year, the Clothing Center will be stocking the racks with coats and other essential winter items as the cold weather approaches.
 



Last year, Person-to-Person served more than 21,000 residents of Lower Fairfield County, and distributed more than 50,000 bags of clothing.  About 80% of Person-to-Person clients are Stamford residents.  The organization is looking forward to the Stamford, Take Off Your Clothes! event as a fun and informative event to raise  public awareness about  the needs in our community and the services available to families in this area.Person-to-Person is volunteer-driven, community-supported agency which, through the Clothing Center and other emergency assistance programs, responds to individuals and families who lack the basic necessities or resources to improve their lives.
Come out and show your support for a great cause! Visit StamfordTakeOffYourClothes.org for more info. 
Items that can be donated include:
  • Clean, gently-used, seasonally-appropriate clothing  and outwear for men, women, teenagers, children and infants;
  • Accessories such as footwear, scarves, gloves, hats, ties, handbags, briefcases, backpacks and belts;
  • Socks and pajamas for children.
Financial donations to Person-to-Person are also accepted, online at www.p2pdarien.org, or by check, made payable to Person-to-Person at 1864 Post Road in Darien, CT, 06820.


About Person-to-Person
Person-to-Person, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency, was originally established in 1968. Its mission is simple: to provide assistance with basic necessities to low-income individuals and families living in lower Fairfield County, and to help them on their journey towards self-sufficiency. Services include practical help, advocacy, education and problem solving. Primary programs include Emergency Assistance, Campership and Scholarship. A volunteer-driven agency, Person-to-Person engages more than 2,500 volunteers in service each year, and remains flexible in direct response to community and client needs. In 2011, Person-to-Person served nearly 22,000 people. Agency efforts are consistently made possible by the service of volunteers, and by donations of food, clothing, and financial contributions. Learn more at www.p2pdarien.org or by calling (203) 655-0048.
   

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