Person-to-Person receives two grants from United Way for nearly $20,000 in program support


United Way of Coastal Fairfield County has awarded two 2018 Neighbors Helping Neighbors grants to Person-to-Person. The $10,000 grant is for the Emergency Assistance Program. The $9,000 grant is for the P2P Food Pantry.

In the award letter, United Way acknowledged the coordination, collaboration and data collection of P2P and other grant recipients in an effort to improve services for clients. Cathy DeCesare, senior vice president of strategic initiatives, wrote, “We thank you for your role in creating a system of services that prevents homelessness and increases access to healthy food for families that struggle to survive in Coastal Fairfield County.”

P2P Executive Director Ceci Maher said the ongoing partnership with United Way of Coastal Fairfield County supports the agency’s ability to help the people who come to P2P for assistance. “These grants help us provide emergency financial assistance for security deposits and utility payments; to purchase food and personal care items for the food pantry. Working to provide a pathway out of poverty for P2P clients, we are grateful to United Way of Coastal Fairfield County for helping P2P meet the immediate needs of people in our community.”