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New Canaan Community Foundation Awards $3,500 Grant to Person-to-Person

P2P executive director Ceci Maher said the Foundation grant will allow underprivileged children to enjoy picinics and playtime during the summer.
P2P executive director Ceci Maher said the Foundation grant will allow underprivileged children to enjoy picinics and playtime during the summer. Photo Credit: File

NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- New Canaan Community Foundation has awarded a $3,500 grant to Person-to- Person in support of the P2P Campership Program.

The Campership Program positively impacts families that live at or below the poverty level. It provides an enriching summer experience that translates into better academic performance for children when they return to school in the fall.

“Thanks to the generosity of the Foundation, even more elementary schoolchildren will enjoy a summer camp experience that is much more than playtime and picnics,” said P2P Executive Director Ceci Maher. “It is reading and day trips and seeing the world in a different way outside the classroom. We are very fortunate to have received this grant and we are most grateful to New Canaan Community Foundation for their support of this important program.”

Because parents are able to continue working during the summer, the family's fragile financial stability is not jeopardized.

“Our donors care about supporting young people across the region; this grant provides us an opportunity to help our elementary school neighbors enjoy an enriching summer program," said Community Foundation President and CEO Cynthia Gorey.

Person-to-Person, Inc. was established in 1968 to provide low-income individuals and families living in lower Fairfield County with basic emergency services. A volunteer-driven agency, P2P is committed to helping clients achieve self-sufficiency through practical help, advocacy, education and problem solving initiatives.

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