Kindred Spirits & Wine Hosts “Shop & Give Back” for Operation Hope

Kindred Spirits & Wine recently hosted a Shop & Give Back event for Operation Hope, raising $3,100 on our behalf. Pictured here are Kindred’s Wine Director, Monica McCall, and Operation Hope’s Food Pantry Manager, Kathleen McNamara. We are deeply grateful for Kindred and their customers’ generosity to help our neighbors in need. Kindred said they chose Operation Hope because they know many families in our community need our help more than ever for basic needs such as food, clothing, and housing along with medical care, books, and childcare. When asking for support for Operation Hope, Kindred’s employees would remind customers that every $1 donated is a simple act of selflessness and kindness. This donation will go far to support our services and programs, which affect positive change and provide stability and hope during these uncertain times. For our friends, please be sure to visit Kindred and support this small, local business, just as they find a way to support our neighbors in need. Thank you.

Keeping Toes Cozy with a Generous Sock Donation

Grassroots effort at its finest…thank you CT Love Army and all sock donors for collecting over 2,000 pairs of socks for our neighbors in need. Pictured here are CT Love Army founders Will Diaz and Brian Hopkins. CT Love Army’s mission is to facilitate acts of love for everyday people by offering ideas and opportunities for volunteerism and community action. The org is creating environments where people are encouraged and inspired to improve their communities through these acts of love. We are grateful to be included in the good company of other orgs that benefited from this kindness: Bridgeport Rescue Mission, Thomas Merton Center, Families in Transition and Open Door Shelter. Shelters go through socks very quickly, as they are one of the most sought-after items by the men, women and children who utilize these facilities. These socks will certainly be appreciated and keep so many toes cozy 🧦❤️🧦

Seeking Community Kitchen Lunch Volunteers

We have been able to lift the moratorium on in-person volunteering for our Community Kitchen and are in need of regular volunteers to serve lunch Monday through Friday, 11:30am-1:00pm. The Community Kitchen is located at 50 Nichols Street, Fairfield. Volunteers must be 18+ and follow COVID protocols. Send us an email to info@operationhopect.org to let us know which days of the week you can regularly help. Thank you!

Splash Car Wash Donates $1,400 to Help Operation Hope End Hunger & Homelessness

Our deepest gratitude to Splash Car Wash! During the holiday season, each Splash location partnered with a local non-profit and donated 10% of all gift card purchases to that non-profit. Operation Hope of Fairfield was the fortunate beneficiary of the donation from Splash Car Wash Fairfield, recently receiving a check for $1,400. Splash donated a total of $13,000 to 19 non-profits during the holiday season. Many thanks to Splash corporate, Splash Fairfield and its customers for generously supporting this initiative. Supporting local causes is rooted in the company’s history, and we are truly grateful for its desire to help our neighbors in need. With Splash’s help, we can envision a time when every person in our community has supportive relationships, hope for the future and a place to call home.

Go Green with Stop & Shop’s Community Bag

Go green for Operation Hope! For the month of April 2021, Operation Hope’s Food Pantry will receive a $1 donation from each purchase of the $2.50 reusable Community Bag at the Stop & Shop store located at 1160 Kings Highway Cut-off, Fairfield.

Remember, you can always buy one of these reusable bags at any Stop & Shop and make a donation to Operation Hope. Turn the Giving Tag (attached to the bag) over to the back side and scratch off to reveal your unique code. Click here within 7 days of purchase and submit your code to select Operation Hope of Fairfield – Food Pantry as the recipient of the $1 donation. Every little bit helps feed our neighbors in need!

Spring Into Solar!

Spring is just around the corner, there is no better time to explore solar for your home!☀️Trinity Solar is helping homeowners take control of increasing utility bills 💵☀️Don’t miss out on your chance to save money AND help raise money for Operation Hope! Sign up to have a solar professional speak to you about your bill and see if your home will qualify for solar. For every qualified consultation, Operation Hope will receive $100, which can feed a family of 5 for a month. And once your solar is installed by Trinity, Operation Hope will receive $1,000! That $1,000 can pay for winter utilities for 4 families. Simply signing up for a consultation can go a long way to help our neighbors in need. Sign up here!

Pampered Chef New Spring Line Gives Back to Operation Hope

Pampered Chef’s new spring line has plenty of gifts that give back! Gadgets galore, gift sets and gift ideas for everyone this spring! Whether you’re shopping for an experienced or a new home cook, there’s something for everyone at Pampered Chef! Gracie Sassano is donating a portion of all sales to Operation Hope. Pampered Chef will also give an extra cash donation for each party booked through this fundraiser, which runs through March 14. Click here to purchase fun kitchen gadgets!
Orders over $80 choose a free gift, over $150 get free shipping. Orders ship directly to your house as they are placed. Place your order, and remember, the deadline is March 14! Click here to support Operation Hope!

Thanks to Massage Envy Fairfield for the RAK

Although Random Acts of Kindness Day was last month, we wanted to keep the celebration going! In honor of the day, Massage Envy Fairfield generously gifted a 60-minute Customized Massage Therapy Session with Aromatherapy to our team for all the amazing and hard work that they do for our community and those in need. We raffled off the massage and the lucky winner is Crystal Ellis, Affordable Housing Case Manager! Thanks to our friends at Massage Envy – Eugenia Tzoannopoulos and the Massage Envy Fairfield team – for this random act of kindness and for paying it forward. Your kindness makes the world a nicer place! 🌎❤️🌎

#ChooseToChallenge

Happy International Women’s Day! Today, we honor women’s efforts in our communities and around the world not just during the pandemic, but every day. This year’s #IWD theme is #ChooseToChallenge. We can all choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality. We can all choose to seek out and celebrate women’s achievements. Collectively, we can all help create an inclusive world. Let’s do this!

Thanks to All Who Have Donated Paper Grocery Bags

A very BIG thanks to Sara Moran and and Globe Equipment Company for answering our call with the donation of 500 new brown paper grocery bags to pack groceries for our Food Pantry clients. And thank you to all who have donated bags over the past week, we are truly grateful for your help to feed our neighbors in need!

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

ADDRESS
636 Old Post Road

Fairfield CT 06824

HOURS

Main Office:
Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm

FOOD PANTRY

Monday, Wednesday and Friday
10:00am to 12:00 noon
Thursday, 4:00pm to 6:00pm

OUTREACH & KITCHEN

ADDRESS
50 Nichols Street, Fairfield, CT

06824
Phone: (203) 254-2934

HOURS
Homeless Outreach: 4am-9pm

Community Kitchen:
lunch from 11:30am to 1:00pm
dinner from 5:30pm to 6:30pm