Fairfield Ludlowe students Harper Treschuk, Jordan Stein and Campbell Treschuk have been hard at work this summer at the Operation Hope Community Garden located on the First Church Congregational property. Little sister Sylvie Treschuk has also lent her helping hands to the garden. Broccoli, eggplant, tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce, kale, beans – all have been planted and harvested with care, feeding our neighbors in need through the Operation Hope food pantry. We are truly grateful not just for the opportunity to offer fresh produce in our pantry but that this has been a wonderful way for our young volunteers to connect and give back to the community in a meaningful way. Thank you for your green thumbs and big hearts, Harper, Jordan, Campbell and Sylvie!
$1,431 worth of thank yous to the generous customers and staff at Turnpike Spirit Shop! Operation Hope was the beneficiary of the store’s round up bucket through the month of August. The $1,431 will go far in helping us feed and care for our neighbors in need. We are deeply grateful to be part of such a dedicated and giving community.
The sun is out, it’s time to take advantage of solar! We are excited to welcome a few more Fairfield families to the Trinity Solar fold. These families are supporting Operation Hope by going solar and taking control of their monthly utility bill increases. Why not join them? And once your system is installed, Trinity Solar will send YOU and Operation Hope each $1,500! It’s a win-win-win! The $1,500 we receive will go a long way towards maintaining our affordable housing units. Sign up here to see if solar works for you!
Due to inclement weather, our Food Pantry will be closed today, Thursday, August 27. The Pantry will reopen for regular hours on Friday, August 28, 10am-12pm. Thank you and stay safe.
Save the date for Operation Hope’s Golf Outing! A beloved annual event, we look forward to seeing friends, new and old, on Monday, October 5 at Country Club of Fairfield (no rain date). This event is really important for us to be able to raise funds to continue our operations and help our neighbors in need, especially as we’ve had to cancel our gala and tag sale this year. Please click here to purchase a foursome, play as an individual or sponsor the event. Or contact Paula Morthanos, Business Manager, at 203-292-5588 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We are deeply grateful for the continued support once again from Title Sponsor Webster Bank. We hope to see you on the links!
Here’s how one Girl Scout found a way to bring sweetness and light to many families during the most unusual of summers while helping our neighbors in need. Meet Anjali! Wanting to earn her Junior Business Owner badge, Anjali created $10 cookie jars – simply add butter, egg and vanilla to one of the four flavors and you have a sweet treat within minutes – and sold them locally. Anjali combined exploring the basics of building a business with a mission of helping those in need. A win win! Anjali allocated a portion of the cookie jar proceeds – $200 – and purchased non perishables for our food pantry. With young friends like Anjali, who is learning early what it means to be a good citizen of the world, we have much hope in the future. Thank you, Anjali, and congratulations on earning your well-deserved Junior Business Owner badge!
Our next social distancing food drive will be this Saturday, August 8, 10am-12pm. Thanks to Henry C. Reid & Son Jewelers for hosting! The drive will be held at their temporary location at 1551 Post Road. Drive by, donate and do good! No contact and no need to leave your car. All volunteers and staff will be wearing masks and gloves. If you prefer to help from afar, feel free to purchase from our Amazon Wish List here or donate cash so we can buy exactly what our clients need here. Thank you for helping our neighbors in need!
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! Click here to help stock our pantry with just 1 click. 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 here so we can purchase exactly what our clients need. Our gratitude to these recent generous donors: Phillip & Connor Sweeney, Wendy Converse, National Charity League, Mark Christoffersen, Carla G. Sheehan, Cathleen, Gray Family, Gomez Family, Boy Scout Troop 39 (Westport), North Benson Bakes (Fairfield University’s baking club), Mousumi Ghosh, Nora Robin, Pat Alianello, Terry Brannigan, Andrea Shantz, Melinda Hamilton, Kristin Lupo, Andrea M. Ceo and anonymous friends. Keep them coming, food and personal care items are flying off our shelves for us to pack into bags for our clients to pick up curbside. In just a few minutes, click, donate and help someone in need. Thank you from the bottom of our heart! ❤️🙏🏽❤️
Fairfield teens Grace Kenney and Vicky Sgaglione created “Birdhouses for the Homeless” to spread awareness and help solve one of the problems Fairfield County faces, homelessness. There are thousands of individuals and families in shelter at any time, and hundreds more living without shelter in Connecticut. When Grace and Vicky heard about this, they became determined to do something to help solve this problem. The girls sell decorated birdhouses, with the proceeds donated to Operation Hope. In 2019, the girls raised $355 for Operation Hope. However, this summer, the girls came up with a fun idea knowing so many people were staying home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They decided to sell paint your own birdhouse kits and set a goal of raising $1,000. Grace and Vicky, along with little sister Maeve Kenney, surpassed their goal and raised $1,100! Wow! Thank you, Grace, Vicky and Maeve. Not only did you inspire creativity but you inspire hope for our neighbors in need.
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