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In honor of National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, we thank the Fairfield Police Department, our "home" police department, as well as the other police departments in the towns we serve, for maintaining the safety of our community and for supporting our efforts to care for, house and feed our neighbors in need. It's not just today we show our appreciation for those who uphold an oath to protect and serve their communities, but every day.

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As we look forward to a new year, we are once again reminded of the 30+ years of your continued support. We can always use more help...today is the final day to receive a 2019 tax deduction for your donation to Operation Hope. Please consider giving a gift so we can feed, house and care for our neighbors in need. Click here to help. We are always grateful for you, and we wish you and yours all the best in 2020!

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Faith makes all things possible. Hope makes all things work. Love makes all things beautiful. May you have all the three for this Christmas and beyond!

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From our family at Operation Hope, we hope you and your families are blessed with gifts of love, light, peace and happiness this Hanukkah and beyond.

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We are the fortunate recipient of quite a few recent food drives however our neighbors in need still have to put food on the table and especially through the holidays. We are looking for some very basic food items to help stock our Food Pantry and feed over 800 local families and individuals! With just a few clicks, buy items to fill our Food Pantry shelves and ship directly to us - no need to go to the store and drop off non-perishables to us, simply visit our Food Pantry wish list at bit.ly/oh-amazon-pantry-wish-list! There's an option to select our address (636 Old Post Rd, Fairfield) at check out. Or, feel free to take the list below and shop in store, dropping off items to us at 636 Old Post Road, M-F 9am-5pm. Thank you!

We recognize that it can be a challenge to decide which worthy organization you’d like to support at this time of year. What we can tell you is that when you invest in Operation Hope you are investing in our vision – that everyone deserves supportive relationships, hope for the future and a place to call home. Please click here to donate online to ensure that we can continue to help those who need us the most – your neighbors in need.

Brrrr, it's going to be cold the next few days ❄️❄️❄️ Governor Lamont has issued a Severe Cold Weather Protocol, in effect Wed, Dec 18, 6pm through Sat, Dec 21, 9am. If you or someone you know is in urgent need of a place to keep warm, find your nearest warming centers here or by calling 2-1-1.

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The sun is shining! What better time than now to plan for 2020? If you're considering solar, take Trinity Solar for a spin! For every initial consultation, Trinity Solar will give Operation Hope $100! Raise money to help improve our homes for our clients and save money on your home! Call 800-655-2500 to schedule an appointment or click here.

Sneaker drive! Please consider donating your gently used sneakers for the Soup Kitchen guests at the Bridgeport Islamic Community Center (former United Congregational Church, Bridgeport). There are over 80 requests for clean, gently used sneakers for men, women and children. Please drop off at 877 Park Avenue, Bridgeport by December 12! Thank you for helping our neighbors in need!

Here at Operation Hope, we are deeply thankful for YOU and for being part of such a generous, giving and loving community. For more than thirty years, you have embraced us and supported our efforts to end hunger and end homelessness right here at home. Thank you for keeping those most in need in your heart today and everyday. We wish you and your loved ones a happy and blessed Thanksgiving.

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