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Below please find urgent donation requests from nonprofit organizations in our community.

For a complete list of where to donate various items please look at our "Where to Donate Your Stuff" on the homepage.

April 8, 2014

Thomas Merton Center could use your help for our Easter Brunch on Saturday April 19th. Lorraine Kelley, our wonderful cook is planning a feast for the guests, but we are missing a few things: 

  • 12 dozen dinner rolls and butter pats;
  • an assortment of fruits;
  • breakfast pastries 12 dozen;
  • tablecloths;
  • 10" divided plates &
  • centerpieces for the tables.

If anyone is able to help with these items please call Janet 203-367-9036 x 15 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 

 

February 5, 2014

 
Happy first day of Spring! Do you have any ‪#‎springcleaning‬ planned for the weekend? If so, International Institute of Connecticut is looking for supplies to furnish the apartments of new refugees!

Items we are looking for include:
- beds (twin/full)
- kitchen tables (small/medium)
- kitchen chairs
- loveseat/lounge chairs
- side tables
- large pots/pans/bowls
- kitchen cooking utensils
- cleaning supplies (brooms/mops/buckets)
- Hygiene items, cleaning supplies, school supplies.

Please contact IICONN's goods donation coordinator Caroline at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to arrange pick-up.

 


February 5, 2014

Canned Stew, Canned Pasta, Chili and Toilet Paper!  Drop off 50 Nichols Street. Fairfield

 

Operation Hope in Fairfield could use your gently used or new bowls, twin blankets and sheets & towels. Drop off at 50 Nichols Street, Fairfield.


January 4, 2014

Bowls, Twin Blankets & Towels Needed!

Operation Hope in Fairfield could use your gently used or new bowls, twin blankets and sheets & towels. Drop off at 50 Nichols Street, Fairfield. 


December 4, 2013

REPLACEMENT COMPUTERS NEEDED ASAP!  - REQUEST FULFILLED!

2 computers were stolen at the Bridge House in Bridgeport.  The computers (Dell, new Mac) were used for the daily operations at Bridge House and need to be replaced as soon as possible. 

If you are able to help please contact: 

Larry Carroll 
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
203.335.5339

October 5, 2013

VIRTUAL FOOD DRIVE for Bridgeport's Head Start Program

Due to the goverment shut down, Bridgeport's Head Start Program run by ABCD (Action for Bridgeport Community Development) has been shut down leaving 1,200 kids without regular meals. CT Food Bank is running a virtual food drive to help with emergency distributions . 

Click HERE to help!

 


September 23, 2013

HARDING HIGH SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY TEAM!

The Cross-Country team at Harding High School in Bridgeport is looking for donations to buy much needed team uniforms, warm-ups, sneakers and equipment (hurdles, high jump equipment). These athletes are at a disadvantage when they do not have the same technical uniforms and equipment as their Fairfield County counterparts. Any donation amount help these athletes compete! Go Harding Runners!

To donate click HERE

For more information about the Harding High School Cross Country Team Click HERE


ART DRIVE!

 

 
It has been said that a new place is not a home until the pictures are hung on the walls! IICONN and Burroughs Community Center are teaming up to organize an Art Drive to collect posters, paintings etc. to hang on the walls of the apartments where refugee families are relocating. Most refugee families use bold and bright colors and their blank white walls beg for a little color! 
 
Consider donating art work today! 
 
The Studio in Fairfield is collecting donate art work and wall hangings until October 1!
The Studio
85 Mill Plain Road (SportsPlex)
Fairfield 
 
Thank you to The Studio for offering this convenient location!!
 
Or art work may be dropped off :
 
2470 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport
For more infomation contact:
Edie Cassidy   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
203.266.2415
Hannah Donnelly
203.335.0141 x261
 
 

 

August 13, 2013

The Thomas Merton Center needs: TOWELS!! 

Can you help us remedy this situation? The Thomas Merton Center offers showers 2x per week for their guests, and provide all the necessities. Call Janet 203-367-9036 x15 for more info, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you can help!

 

Operation Hope in Fairfield could use a little boost!

July 29, 2013

 

The Thomas Merton Center Needs your help!

Desperately needed of:

  • travel size toothpaste & toothbrushes
  • Underwear, boxes & briefs, all sizes. 

The Thomas Merton Center likes to give their guests clean underwear after they shower.  

Contact  Janet at 203 367-9036 x 15 for more info.

The Thomas Merton Center
43 Madison Ave
Bridgeport, CT

 

July 19, 2012

The American Red Cross have issued an emergency request for blood donations of all types, especially, O-, A-, B-. Donations in Connecticut were down significantly in June and the ARC could you use your help. This is the probably the easiest way to save a life! 

To make an appointment visit redcrossblood.org today!


July 10, 2012

The Community Closet in Bridgeport needs the following items for their programs. These requests offer a great opportunity to get involved as an individual, family or as a community by running a collection drive.

  • TOILETRIES (travel-sized shampoo, conditioner, bodywash, razors, shave cream, deodorant). These items will be packaged together as personal grooming kits that will be given to the homeless as a part of Project Homeless Connect. On August 6, over 400 homeless persons will convene in one location, offered a variety of services and will be given these personal grooming kits. 

  • BACKPACKS AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES (backpacks, pens, notebooks, composition books, binders & filler paper, glue sticks, erasers, sharpeners, pencil boxes, antibacterial and tissues). These school supplies will be given to school children for the start of school. Last year 700 children were served.

  • DIAPERS These donations will be used to provide the growing number of clients served at The Community Closet. 

  • BRIDGEPORT SCHOOL UNIFORMS - Khaki or Navy pants. Collared shirts in a white, dark green, yellow, gold, navy, light blue, red, burgundy, royal blue and/or black. 

Donations may be dropped off at The Community Closet in the FSW building. 

475 Clinton Ave. Bridgeport.

Pull your car up to the front. Tell the receptionist inside that you have a donation for The Community Closet and she will page someone to meet you at your car to help you unload. Its that easy!


Updated May 22, 2013

TEXT DONATIONS TO HELP OKLAHOMA!

Texting is a very easy way to send donations to organizations on the ground in Oklahoma. Its easy for the donor (we are all texting anyway) and very efficient for the organization receiving funds. Take a second to send $10 to these organizations by texting:

Text STORM to 80888 (Salvation Army)
Text REDCROSS to 90999 (Red Cross)
Text FOOD to 32333 (Food Bank of OK)
Text TWISTER to 20222 (Save the Children)
Text LIVE to 25383 (AmeriCares)
Text AID to 50555 (Operation USA)

 

SUMMER CLOTHES & BACKPACKS

The Community Closet in Bridgeport is looking for summer clothes for babies, kids and adults! As your cleaning out your closets bring these items to The Community Closet conveniently located at 475 Clinton Avenue, Bridgeport. 


FOOD DONATIONS

On Saturday May, 11th place non-perishable food items by your mailbox! Your mail carrier will pick it up as part of the National Stamp Out Hunger Campaign. All food from this drive will benefit Operation Hope in Fairfield. Looking to help Operation Hope unload and sort the food? Click HERE to to learn how. 

 


Updated March 26, 2013

 

The Thomas Merton Center needs CEREAL desperately! All types of non-sugary breakfast cereal is needed asap! 

Drop off at 43 Madison Avenue in Bridgeport. The Center is located at the intersection of Madison and Washington Avenues in the old St. Joseph's Church.


Updated February 22, 2013

Make-Up Bags Drive to Benefit Homeless Women! 

IMPACT of Trumbull is collecting make-up bags to fill with toiletries to give to homeless women in our community. Help them out by dropping off a make-up bag to Jackie Janosko at Operation Hope by March 1 and they will deliver them to IMPACT!


Updated February 7, 2013

IICONN is in need of a locking filing cabinet. Contact  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have one to donate! Thank you!


Updated February 4, 2013

 

The furnace at Bridgeport Rescue Mission has failed. With this unexpected expense, they need help! The cost for a new furnace is $25,000. It’s cold - help support one of the most effective charitable places in town. If you have the resources for a new unit or to make a donation contact Linda Casey at lmcasey@BridgeportRescueMission.org or 203-333-4087 X110.


Updated December 21, 2012

FROM THE OFFICE OF THE FINANCE DIRECTOR, TOWN OF NEWTOWN:

IF YOU WISH TO DONATE DIRECTLY TO THE TOWN OF NEWTOWN YOU CAN DO SO BY:


  • SENDING CHECK WRITTEN OUT TO THE “TOWN OF NEWTOWN”
  • MAIL TO: Town of Newtown, Municipal Center, 3 Primrose Street, Newtown, CT 06470
  • IN MEMO SECTION (OR COVER LETTER) WRITE THE SPECIFIC PURPOSE
MONIES WILL GO INTO ONE OF TWO TOWN FUNDS DEPENDING ON THE PURPOSE STATED:
  • SANDY HOOK SPECIAL REVENUE FUND
  • Donations specified for the benefit of the town to be used for a public purpose (schools, police, parks, playgrounds, memorials, etc.)
  • SANDY HOOK PRIVATE PURPOSE TRUST FUND
  • Donations that will benefit individuals or private organizations (scholarships)
THESE (2) FUNDS WILL BE REPORTED ON THE (AUDITED) TOWN’S COMPREHENSIVE ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORTS (CAFR)

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT
ROBERT TAIT
FINANCE DIRECTOR
 

Parents of Newtown Children Who Survived Launch Relief Fund

 

"My Sandy Hook Family Fund" to provide immediate and long-term support for their friends and neighbors

 

NEWTOWN, Conn. - December 16, 2012 - Feeling the overwhelming need to take action to help their friends and neighbors, a group of Newtown parents has formed the "My Sandy Hook Family Fund" (http://www.MySandyHookFamilyFund.com). This group is made up of the parents of the children who survived. They are the classmates, friends, coaches, and neighbors of the victims of Friday's massacre. The goal of this Family Fund is to provide immediate and continuing support to the 26 families who lost children and family members in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. All net proceeds donated will go to support the victims' families. Nearly eleven thousand dollars has been raised since the site launched this afternoon.

Finger Food, Appetizer and Beverage Donations for Memorial  and Funeral Services needed

Trinity Episcopal Church, 36 Main Street, Newtown

If you can offer what Trinity Church needs, please email parishsecretary@trinitynewtown

Wednesday, December 19th 4-7pm, Memorial Service for Ben Wheeler

Thursday, December 20th 11am Funeral Service for Ben Wheeler

Friday, December 21st 4 pm Funeral Service for Madeleine Hsu

 

Sandy Hook Elementary School 

Sandy Hook School Support Fund to help provide support services to the families and community that are affected.

Check donations may be mailed to:
Sandy Hook School Support Fund
c/o Newtown Savings Bank
39 Main Street, Newtown CT  06470

If you have questions on the fund, you may call 800-461-0672. 

 

Updated: December 7, 2012

Holiday Gifts for Staten Island Teens affected by Hurricane Sandy

Drop off:

December 8th & 9th

8 Brookside Drive (off North Compo), Westport

Three women involved in bringing donations to Staten Island in the aftermath of Storm Sandy (Lisa Fierro, Nell Bernegger, Veronica Hofstetter) are now organizing a new drive to help teens in that area. They have learned that there is a need for holiday gifts for teens aged 12-17. Below is a list of gift suggestions. So that they may get the gifts to Staten Island in time for the three holidays that start December 18th, drop off is this weekend, December 8th & 9th. Thank you!

Gift Suggestions  (Unwrapped Gifts Only and No Gift Cards)

 

  • Basketball, soccer balls, footballs
  • Makeup and Nail Polish Sets
  • Pillow Pets (animals, no characters)
  • Pampering and body care gifts
  • Teenage and family-oriented games
  • Young Adult Books/ books of interest to teens

 

Updated: November 26, 2012

IICONN is currently in need of adequate, donated footwear.

If you have any new or moderately worn sneakers, boots, or shoes--any size, for men, women, and children-- please consider donating them to the International Institute this week!

International Institute of Connecticut

670 Clinton Avenue

Bridgeport, CT

(203) 336-0141

 

 

Update: November 15, 2012

TOWN OF FAIRFIELD AND OPERATION HOPE LAUNCH  

FAIRFIELD STORM SANDY RELIEF FUND

The Fairfield Storm Sandy Relief Fund (The Fund) has been established for the purpose of collecting charitable tax deductible contributions for distribution to Fairfield residents who have been impacted by Storm Sandy.   The Fund has been set up for monetary donations only.

Any individual or organization wishing to make a financial contribution may do so in the following ways:

  • By check: Make checks payable to OH-FFLD Storm Sandy RF or OH-FFLD Storm Sandy and indicate the donation is for the Fairfield Storm Sandy Relief Fund.  Donations can be mailed or dropped off at Operation Hope’s administrative office at 636 Old Post Road, Fairfield, CT 06824.   
  • Pay by credit card: Go online to www.operationhopect.org and click on the donate link at the top of the page.  When making an online contribution, please indicate that your donation is to be used for the Fairfield Storm Sandy Relief Fund in the drop-down box on the right-hand side of the webpage. 
  • Cash donations: Cash contributions are being accepted at Operation Hope (636 Old Post Road); receipts will be provided.   
  • Gift certificates can be mailed to or made in person at Operation Hope at the 636 Old Post Road address.

Contributions to this fund are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law for all 501 (c)(3) charitable organizations.  Contribution acknowledgement letters will be provided for IRS purposes.  

Fairfield residents who need financial assistance due to Storm Sandy are encouraged to visit or call Operation Hope at 203-292-5588, extension 232 to obtain applications.   A joint Town of Fairfield and Operation Hope committee will review and approve applications for financial assistance.  Donations sent to this Fund will only be used for Fairfield residents.

For questions or further information about the Fund, please call CFO Bob Mayer at 203-256-3030 or Operation Hope at 203-292-5588.

 

DONATIONS FOR STATEN ISLAND AND NEW JERSEY:

Items needed: blankets, hand/foot warmers, toiletries, canned goods, flashlights, cleaning supplies & diapers.

Items may be dropped off at the collection station located at the corner of Bridge St. & Imperial Ave. in Westport between the hours of 9am & 9pm. Collection station distributes to Staten Island & New Jersey every night. THANK YOU!

WHERE TO DONATE FUNDS FOR STATEN ISLAND, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK

Fund for Staten Island

Staten Island Strong is fund dedicated to helping Staten Island families affected by Storm Sandy. Click here.

Help for New York

NY Cares is an organization organizing volunteer opportunities and donations for NY victims of Storm Sandy. Click here.

Fund for New Jersey

Sandy NJ Relief Fund helps families in NJ affected by Storm Sandy rebuild their lives. Click here.

 

 

Henry C. Reid & Son Jewelers Collecting Donations for Victims of Storm Sandy

The Fairfield and New Canaan jeweler will be collecting nonperishable food items and toiletries to donate to Operation Hope, which needs to rebuild its pantry supply following Sandy.

People can drop off items as the shop (1591 Post Road) during business hours -- Monday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Items needed include:

  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Tuna fish
  • Canned meats & stews
  • Cereal/Instant hot cereal
  • Coffee
  • Canned fruit
  • Other non-perishables/canned goods
  • Toiletries such as: baby diapers, feminine products, shampoo, soap, deodorant and razors/shave cream

 

 

 

Updated: November 2, 2012

 

Currently  Operation Hope can only accept non-perishable food items.

Items that would help greatly include: Canned stew, tuna, macaroni & cheese, peanut butter & jelly, juice boxes, diapers in all sizes.

Drop off goods to: 636 Old Post Road Fairfield

Updated: October 10, 2012

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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