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Martin Luther King Jr. Day is upon us, and it's a time to reflect upon the legacy left by Dr. King and serving those in need. If you can, please take a moment to serve by helping us feed our neighbors in need. Grab a few extra groceries and drop off at our pantry M-F, 9am-5pm at 636 Old Post Road or simply shop our Amazon Wish List and send directly to us at bit.ly/oh-amazon-pantry-wish-list. Thank you!

We are honored to announce that Operation Hope recently received a grant of $13,600 from United Illuminating/Southern Connecticut Gas/Connecticut Natural Gas under Connecticut’s Neighborhood Assistance Act Tax Credit Program. Operation Hope will use the funding for energy efficient HVAC and roofs for some of the affordable housing units we own and operate.

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.

It's Cyber Monday! If you're shopping on Amazon, it's super easy to support Operation Hope! Simply click here or go to smile.amazon.com and select "Operation Hope of Fairfield Inc" as your charity of choice. 0.5% of eligible purchases will be donated to help us end hunger and end homelessness right here at home. And please use this link to shop throughout the holiday season! Every little bit counts! Thank you!

Join us this morning for Chip's annual Thanksgiving Day breakfast to benefit Operation Hope's efforts to end hunger and end homelessness. The breakfast runs 6am-11am, and $12/person includes 2 pancakes, 2 eggs, 2 pieces of sausage or bacon and coffee or tea. No reservations required. Chip's staff and management are generously donating their time and energy to support this effort, and we would love for you to do the same. We hope to see you there!

Today is the last chance to sponsor a table at Chip's annual Thanksgiving Day breakfast to benefit Operation Hope's efforts to end hunger and end homelessness, one neighbor at a time. Chip's staff and management are generously donating their time and energy to support this effort, and we would love for you to do the same. SPONSOR a TABLE for JUST $50. Business/family names and logos will be displayed on each table at the event and in the Fairfield restaurant through December. Contact Paula Morthanos at pmorthanos@operationhopect.org to sponsor a table!

Our deepest thanks to Stop & Shop for its recent donation of $1,000! The Villa Ave store in Fairfield donated its $1,000 retailer selling bonus from the sale of a $100,000 Cash5 lottery ticket from the June 25 drawing to Operation Hope.

Swing by our 30th annual REALLY BIG Tag Sale this Saturday (9-4) & Sunday (12-4) at First Church Congregational Fairfield, CT (148 Beach Rd)! Once you've snagged some fantastic treasures and bargains, stop by the Trinity Solar tent to learn more about solar and reducing your energy costs! See if you qualify for the No Cost Solar program, Operation Hope receives a $100 donation when you meet with a Trinity consultant, no obligation. And if you decide to go with Trinity, Operation Hope receives a $1,000 donation. Can't attend the sale? Simply click here to set up a consultation. Improve your home and help us provide a neighbor in need with a home!

Operation Hope is fortunate to have recently received a $25,000 grant from Fairfield County's Community Foundation (FCCF) for our Homeless Response Center (HRC). The grant will specifically support the Coordinated Access Network (CAN) Navigators and housing search coordination activities which assist hundreds of people each year.

The State of CT's new ban on single-use plastic bags goes into effect August 1. It will place a tax of 10 cents on each single-use plastic bag. So grab your reusable Stop & Shop bags AND help feed your neighbors in need. For every $2.50 bag sold through July 31 at the Villa Ave Stop & Shop (760 Villa Avenue, Fairfield, CT), $1 will be donated to Operation Hope's Food Pantry. Go green and do good!