Many thanks to returning TITLE SPONSOR Webster Bank, Lunch & Cocktail Sponsors AvalonBay Communities, EC Scott Group and People’s United Bank, and to Eagle Sponsor First County Bank.
Happy Rosh Hashanah! Wishing all those observing a happy, safe, healthy and sweet new year, from our family to yours.
Our Amazon Food Pantry Wish List makes it quick and easy for you to help feed and care for our neighbors in need AND maintain social distancing! In just minutes, click, donate and help someone in need: http://bit.ly/oh-amazon-pantry-wish-list. And if our choices are out of stock or won’t come in for another month, feel free to choose other brands or similar items. Or even donate directly to us at http://bit.ly/oh-donate. Our gratitude to these recent generous donors: Deborah Cheevers, Thomas and Rose Fallon and anonymous friends. Help us stock our shelves to feed our neighbors in need in the coming weeks. Thank you from the bottom of our heart!
Meet one of our in-office volunteers, Emma Hopkinson! Emma is a Fairfield Warde graduate and is a senior at George Washington University this year. Because she found herself with a little extra time on her hands due to distance learning this semester, she’s lending her helping hands to us, and for that, we are grateful She spent yesterday sorting through the mountains of school supplies generously donated during Saturday’s “Really Big” Food Drive. Thank you, Emma!
As we reflect on the 19th anniversary of 9/11, we pay tribute and honor the memory of the brave and loved ones lost that day, keeping them and their families in our hearts. We hold dear their struggles will not have been in vain, and maintain a sense of hope for the future. We will never forget.
As 9/11 has been federally recognized as the National Day of Service and Remembrance and is intended to transform this national day of tragedy into a day of doing good, it’s become the largest annual day of charitable service in the United States. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s challenging to do the hands-on volunteer work greatly appreciated by many service agencies. Instead, please take a moment to support a cause close to your heart, and know that your donation makes a big difference.
Get a tax credit AND support Operation Hope! Operation Hope has been approved for the 2020 Connecticut Neighborhood Assistance Act (NAA), where funding will be used to purchase energy-efficient rehab and upgrades to its affordable housing units. Companies that are C or S corporations paying taxes to the State of CT can receive a 60% or 100% state tax credit for their donation to Operation Hope. Companies must submit a brief application to the state between September 15 and October 1, 2020. The online application will be available beginning September 15, 2020 at bit.ly/oh-naa-2020. Questions? Please contact our Grants Administrator Liz Bennett at (203) 292-5588 or email@example.com.
Since we couldn’t have our annual “Really Big Tag Sale” in August due to the pandemic, we are hosting a “Really Big Food Drive” to help fill our pantry shelves in time for the fall. Join us on Saturday, September 12, 10am-2pm behind the lot of Operation Hope and First Church Congregational, 148 Beach Road. Donate, drop off and do good! All volunteers will be practicing social distancing and wearing masks, we encourage our donors and guests to do the same.
The Low Darts and the 5 o’clocks will be performing musical selections and Trinity Solar will be on hand to answer your questions about how to harness the power of solar WHILE helping Operation Hope. Sign up for a complimentary, no commit solar consultation for the chance to win a restaurant gift card! BD Provisions will also be selling coffee with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Operation Hope.
Our most urgent pantry needs include: boxed or shelf-stable milk, peanut butter, jelly, honey, cereal, oatmeal, cookies, crackers, Lysol spray, cleaning products, paper towels, dried potatoes, baked beans, condiments (ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, salad dressing), any variety of 14oz canned tomatoes (diced, crushed, sauce, etc.), popcorn, pasta side dishes, mac and cheese, ground coffee, canned vegetables (especially green beans, peas, corn), canned chili and stew, stuffing and gravy.
REVITALIZATION OF 21-23 & 63-65 DURRELL DRIVE FAIRFIELD, CONNECTICUT.
Operation Hope of Fairfield Inc. is looking for firms to submit to a bid for renovation of 21-23 & 63-65 Durrell Drive Fairfield, Connecticut. The hired firm will provide for all aspects of a complete job listed in the scope of services.
Mandatory Site Visit is SEPTEMBER 14, 2020 AT 9:00AM. RFI Deadline is SEPTEMBER 22, 2020 AT 3:00PM. Bid Due Date and Submission is SEPTEMBER 29, 2020 AT 3:00PM. Contact Robert Sickeler at 203-495-6300/ Mobile 203-299-7682 or email firstname.lastname@example.org (always copy email@example.com)
The work consists of but not limited to Demo, Site Work, Concrete, Carpentry, Thermal & Moisture Protection/ Insulation, Roofing, Doors and Windows, General Trades/Finishes, Plumbing, HVAC, and Electrical. Bids received after the deadline will not be accepted.
Plans and specifications may be viewed free of charge at the following link: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/6jmezb0ez8wehga/AABhhptTJPAmj6Pgk_Fz41jUa?dl=0
Contract Documents, Plans, and Specifications may also be available at VASE office at 531Ferry Street, Unit A, New Haven, CT 06513, Monday – Friday 9:00AM -5:00PM EST, Appointment is required. Call 203-495-6300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for appointments. (Printing fee will apply)
Bid Bond is NOT required. Operation Hope encourages Minority, Women, and Section 3 Designated Companies to apply. State of Connecticut Minority & Small Contractors’ Set-Aside Program apply.
Operation Hope is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer. Minority, Women, and Section 3 Designated Companies are encouraged to apply.
During the pandemic, we have been so fortunate to benefit from so many generous people and groups. And most of them support us despite the pandemic! One of those groups who we rely on time and time again is the Fairfield Rotary Club. The Club stepped up in BIG ways during the pandemic, and we are deeply appreciative.
Initially, it secured a grant from the Rotary District, of which it is a part, to purchase groceries for a local food bank. The Club selected the Operation Hope’s Food Pantry to be the beneficiary of that grant, which resulted in the delivery of $525 worth of groceries that the Pantry indicated were especially needed. Soon afterwards, the Club’s Board of Directors voted to donate an additional $2,000 to Operation Hope for groceries to be distributed through the Pantry. That donation was made through groceries purchased by Rotarians and delivered to the Pantry and through an additional $975 in Stop & Shop gift cards delivered to Operation Hope. Finally, Rotarians have been purchasing gift cards for Operation Hope since the pandemic began and, to date, have donated over $4,000 in cards to Stop & Shop and ShopRite. The donations to Operation Hope from the Fairfield Rotary Club and its members during the five months since the pandemic began surpass $7,000.
The number of individuals and families who rely on us for food and services has increased tremendously since March, and through these donations from the Club, we have been able to barely keep pace with the need. Thank you to the Fairfield Rotary Club and its members. With friends like you, we are equipped help our neighbors in need when they are at their most vulnerable.
636 Old Post Road
Fairfield CT 06824
Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm
Summer hours: Main Office closes at 1:00pm on Fridays
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
10:00am to 12:00 noon
Thursday, 4:00pm to 6:00pm
OUTREACH & KITCHEN
50 Nichols Street, Fairfield, CT
Phone: (203) 254-2934
Homeless Outreach: 4am-9pm
lunch from 11:30am to 1:00pm
dinner from 5:30pm to 6:30pm