Grateful to Generous Community: Neighbor to Neighbor Says Thanks

letter to the editorLetter to the editor from Nancy Coughlin, Executive Director of Neighbor to Neighbor

Neighbor to Neighbor would like to thank the many generous donors who have made the holiday giving season so special for our clients, from Kings Food Markets to a family who dropped off dozens of brand new children’s pajamas to our clothing room last week.

This year almost 600 local families received turkeys and Thanksgiving dinners thanks to Kings, St. Michael’s Church, Greenwich High School, Western Middle School, St. Catherine’s Church and many individuals and additional Greenwich Public Schools.

Neighbor provides clothing, weekly groceries, linens, books and diapers to thousands of local residents each year.

The numbers who rely on us for basic living essentials grows every year.  In fact, a recent report by the Connecticut United Ways calculates that 17% of Greenwich residents are working but unable to earn enough to survive without public or private assistance.  Neighbor to Neighbor is grateful to be a part of such a special and generous community responding to those in need.  Thank you.

Nancy Coughlin
Executive Director
Neighbor to Neighbor

  • Patty Sechi

    Thank you for publishing this letter from Nancy Coughlin, executive director for N2N. I am glad that she clarified that the 17% are folks who are working and trying to make a living. Not everyone realizes how hard people work to take care of their families but minimum wage just doesn’t cut it. These numbers are steadily going up – the last time I checked it was 11%, which was a little over a year ago. We support N2N by growing fresh food for the food pantry and I know lots of individuals and organizations from our very generous community who are donating in many, many ways.

    Patty Sechi, Greenwich Community Gardens