IDEAS from Darien Social Services:
Each gift should be new and unwrapped:
· Warm hats, scarves and gloves, adult and children sizes (please no stretch gloves, they are not warm)
· Socks for girls and boys of all ages
· Undershirts for girls and boys of all ages
· Sweat shirts, sweat pants for girls, boys, teens
· Basket ball, soccer ball, football, wiffle ball and bat, Frisbees
· Snow sleds and saucers
· Dolls and accessories
· Trucks and cars
· Books for all ages
· Arts and Crafts
· Jewelry for teen age girls
· Learning games
· Small electronic toys
· Alarm clocks
· Flash lights
· Cozy blankets
Gift cards are very popular with children and families. it allows them to choose their own gifts
· Gift cards to Target, Wal-Mart, Kohls, Old Navy, CVS, Walgreens, Barnes and Noble, Barrett Book Store
· Gift cards to Subway, Robeks, Baskin Robbins, (any in-town eatery but no Starbucks please)
Times are difficult times for our families/individuals/seniors and they all would appreciate the following:
· Gift cards to Stop and Shop or Shoprite
· Gift card for gas
· A donation to the Darien Fuel Bank at Person to Person. ***Important, make checks out to Person to Person BUT put DARIEN FUEL BANK ON THE MEMO LINE. The Federal funds to this program have been cut in half, leaving a huge shortfall in our fuel grants.
· A donation to Darien Social Services, Gifts and Donations Fund. This is a fund we use all year long to help families and individuals who are in need.
Welcome to the Darien Dog Owners Group (DDOG) Website
Last year, the Darien Dog Owners' Group heard about Darien's needy families and donated toys, gift cards, and even checks to pay for people's fuel bill. Our community responded in full force. According to Olive Hauser of Darien Social Services, we were a part of a "little miracle at Town Hall" that collected enough gifts to deliver presents under every needy Darien Christmas tree.
There are an estimated 94 Darien children in need this Christmas, plus many more seniors.
Please join us in making another "miracle" happen this year. Bring an unwrapped new gift or gift card or a check to the Darien Fuel Bank to Darien Social Services in Town Hall (room 109). See below for ideas.
Merry Christmas and Thank you!