FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- The "thanks" in Thanksgiving is all about helping others and taking comfort in the bounty we have.
Which is why we dug into our archives to bring you some of the stories we've run this year of local residents that have touched our hearts -- and reminded us what being grateful is all about.
- Norwalk mom of three Devyn Taylor created an online children's footwear company that's dedicated to helping women and children around the world that are suffering from domestic violence, depression, and poverty.
- Todd Ingersoll of Ingersoll Auto of Danbury gives free cars to worthy Bethel high school students.
- Money and support poured in from across the county to help a Bridgeport man who was on his way to a job interview after he hopped off a bus to help a man injured in a rollover crash in Westport.
- A passion for giving back has helped catapult a four-month-old Fairfield.-based spirits company into the limelight -- and onto liquor store shelves. Valor Spirits is all about donating 10 percent of the company's net profits to first responders and veteran charities. The company is also all about being made in America.
- Three Stamford police officers dove into the waters off Cummings Park to save a 7-year-old boy who fell into Long Island Sound .
- Greenwich firefighters save ducklings from a storm drain. Danbury firefighters had a similar situation.
- Two Fairfield County women, both mothers of children with sensory issues started their own website featuring real-world products that work for their kids.
- The Undies Project, a two-year-old Cos Cob-based non-profit that collects and distributes new, unused men's, women's and children's underwear to those in need, has expanded --- but still needs donations.
- Ridgefield couple Nick and Erica Skeadas are on a mission to make composting mainstream.
- A Danbury mom of two, finding bilingual books difficult to find for her kids, creates her own company.
- Two men and two women were honored for coming to the rescue of six teenagers after a fiery crash in Redding.
- Danielle Cyr of Bethel is doing her part to nurse ill horses back to health.
- Stamford’s Clare Harding spent her entire professional career in education, and after more than 50 years in the field, she still displays the passion of a first-year college graduate.
- Bridgeport opens a relief center for Puetro Ricans displaced by hurricane.
- A D anbury boy saves his sister's life.
- A former scientist embraces her role supporting Stamford's immigrant community.
- Exactly a year ago: Wilton cops save a man's life, pull him out of a burning Range Rover.
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