Five percent of Darien families and seniors live at or below the poverty level.

Darien Human Services invites the community to help its neighbors in need with a holiday gift program.

Adopt a family

Residents are encouraged to adopt a family through the program on their own or with friends, book clubs or church groups. Families range in size from 2 to 7 people. The department provides specific gift suggestions to make shopping easier. Residents are encouraged to add a food gift card to help make their holidays easier.  New, unwrapped gifts can be dropped off at the office at Town Hall and the adopted family will pick them up.

Adopt a senior

Darien Human Services will choose a Darien senior who could use a little extra cheer this holiday season. The department will provide a few gift suggestions and residents can decide what to buy. New, wrapped gifts in our office will be delivered to the senior in time for the holidays.

Those interested in adopting a Darien family or senior or donating to the Gift and Donations Fund, can visit darienct.gov or contact Darien Human Services at 203-656-7328 or dbarston@darienct.gov. (Complete anonymity is assured).