Person-to-Person’s second annual Transforming Lives Luncheon will be held on Thursday, October 26 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Wee Burn Country Club, 410 Hollow Tree Ridge Road, in Darien.

The fundraiser will feature keynote speaker Jeannette Walls, author of the bestselling book The Glass Castle, a memoir of resilience and redemption. Walls will share the story of her childhood — a turbulent, free-spirited adventure punctuated by poverty and neglect — and how it shaped her life.

At the event, P2P also will honor Patricia “Pat” C. Phillips with the inaugural ‘Transforming Lives Award’.

Proceeds from the fundraiser will be used to support the various programs and services offered by Person-to-Person – from meeting the immediate need of people who come to the agency for assistance to supporting the educational aspirations of students from low-income families – to people living in Norwalk, Stamford, Darien, New Canaan, Weston, Westport and Wilton.

Visit the Person-to-Person website at for more information and to purchase tickets.

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 community-supported agency, Person-to-Person is committed to helping clients achieve self-sufficiency through practical help, advocacy, education and problem solving initiatives. Programs include Emergency Assistance, Campership and Scholarship. With offices in Darien and Norwalk, the Person-to-Person service area includes Darien, New Canaan, Norwalk, Stamford, Weston, Westport and Wilton. More information may be found on the web at