Our community’s 2014 opened with a blizzard named Hercules, nine inches of pelting snow and a wind chill near zero. Businesses and schools closed for the day. Children and their families enjoyed the warmth of their homes nestled by the fireplace…. Sound comforting? Unfortunately, this story is not the way it was for everyone.
The Community Fund of Darien invites you to honor an outstanding Darien volunteer or current project at a luncheon on Friday, May 16, 2014. This is the thirty-third annual Darien Volunteer Recognition Day. This year, we are excited to feature a keynote speaker, Jim Ziolkowski, CEO of BuildOn, who will share his thoughts on the spirit of volunteerism.
A 6th grade boy, under performing at school and plagued by low expectations, finds support in nurturing after school activities and counseling designed to foster academic achievement and a belief in himself;
A young family without an income needs stable, sustainable housing, job training to improve their prospects and emergency food to ensure that their basic needs are met until they are back on their feet;
An uninsured man desperately needs medical care for his chronic condition that serves as a daily barrier between him and his ability to achieve self-sufficiency;
A mentally ill young adult, estranged from her family and friends, needs a support system, counseling, a path to well-being and hope for the future;
A single parent stretched emotionally and financially between the needs of her children and her elderly parent needs a safe place for her fragile parent to receive nurturing care while she is at work;
A recent immigrant attempting to integrate into our community seeks self-improvement and self-sufficiency through English classes, job training and support to advance and contribute to his adopted country.
When you support The Community Fund, your gift is combined with your neighbor’s gift to achieve the greatest impact. Together, we can make a real difference in the lives of those most vulnerable in Stamford, Norwalk and Darien. We take your financial gift and make strategic investments designed to help those who are most vulnerable in our community. Our grants are vital to the health and success of our community.
We are YOUR community fund. Please join us.
Darien has the highest proportion of its population under 18 of any town in Connecticut. According to census data, 36.8% of Darien's population is under 18 compared with 23.5% statewide.