The Fairfield Christmas Tree Festival and Henry C. Reid & Son Jewelers of Fairfield and New Canaan have partnered to collect non-perishable food items and toiletries in the wake of Storm Sandy that wrecked havoc on the region last Monday.
Items dropped off will be donated to Operation Hope, which desperately needs to rebuild its pantry supply following Storm Sandy.
On Saturday, November 10th, volunteers from the Fairfield Christmas Tree Festival, and this year’s Festival beneficiaries, the Cardinal Shehan Center and the Norma F. Pfriem Breast Cancer Center, will have a table set up at the Fairfield University bookstore on Post Road to collect donations from 10am-2pm.
People are also welcome to drop off donations to Henry C. Reid & Son Jewelers, 1591 Post Road, in Fairfield during store hours: Monday-Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Items can be dropped off at the store until Thanksgiving.
“We urge members of the community, who are always so responsive and generous during hard times, to donate non-perishable food items and clothing to help our neighbors who are need of basic necessities,” said Greg French, co-owner of Henry C. Reid & Son Jewelers. “As a long-time small business in Fairfield, we stand by our friends and neighbors as they deal with challenges in the coming weeks and months ahead of recovery and re-building.”
“We are a close-knit community with many friends and neighbors affected by this storm,” adds Moira Rachel, Fairfield Christmas Tree Festival President. “This community has always been very generous with the Festival and we are happy to give back as well and play a part to help Operation Hope.”
Items needed include the following:Peanut butter and jellyMacaroni and cheeseTuna fishCanned meats & stewsCereal/Instant hot cerealCoffeeCanned fruitOther non-perishables/canned goodsToiletries such as: baby diapers, feminine products, shampoo, soap, deodorant and razors/shave cream.
For more information on the collection, call Greg French at Henry C. Reid at (203) 255-0447. For more information on the Fairfield Christmas Tree Festival, please visit www.FairfieldChristmasTreeFestival.org.