Darien nonprofit seeks reusable bags
In an effort to go green, Person-to-Person is collecting reusable bags from local businesses and individuals to give out to its clients.
Person-to-Person is a community-supported agency that provides food, clothing and financial assistance to families in need in Lower Fairfield County.
P2P has recently stopped giving out single-use plastic and paper bags to its clients. Local businesses have been donating the reusable bags that it has in stock.
At the present time, the agency has 2,500 bags in its inventory “and they believe their stock will last three months,” said Paola Sordoni, co-chairman of BYO (Bring Your Own) Darien, who is helping P2P with their effort.
According to Tracy Cramer, chief philanthropy officer at P2P, the agency uses about 100,000 bags each year for food and clothing at all of its locations. P2P has offices in Darien and Norwalk, and a warehouse in Stamford.
“When clients come to get food or clothing, they will now receive a reusable bag,” Sordoni said.
“P2P expects them to continue to bring back the bag each time they return to P2P.”
Donations of reusable bags can be dropped off to Darien Person-to-Person — at 1864 Post Road — during its regular office hours, which is Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monetary donations are also welcome, and will be put toward the purchase of the reusable bags.
For information, call P2P at 203-655-0048.