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Lyons Farms Hold Online Food Drive for Neighborhood to Neighbor

Residents of East and West Lyon Farm in Greenwich organized and launched an on-line food drive on April 23 to benefit Neighbor to Neighbor of Greenwich. They worked with #GiveHealthy, an organizer of on-line food drives, that allows donors to select from a wish list of foods. “Our initial goal was to raise enough money to purchase 600 pounds of food,“ stated Jeanette Clonan, a resident involved in the campaign, “but the residents’ enthusiastic embrace of this program – enabling them to reach out while sheltering in place – has resulted in our surpassing our modest initial goal. As of today, we have purchased more than 3,600 pounds of healthy food for the clients served by Neighbor-to-Neighbor. That’s nearly two tons!” The two-week campaign concludes on May 6. read more...

OGS Students Donate to Greenwich Hospital

Every year, the 5th Grade students at Old Greenwich School make a class gift to their school. This typically pays for an item to improve the school – perhaps a new bench, playground game, or a mural. This year, the children voted to donate their collection to a local organization working to help people affected by the coronavirus instead. The students chose Greenwich Hospital to be the recipient of this gift. read more...

Garden Catering Donates Meals to First Responders

Garden Catering is giving back to the many healthcare providers who have stayed the course through the Covid-19 outbreak. The family-owned chain is committed to providing 10,000 meals over the next two months, by donating 15% of proceeds of their top selling item, The Special. All 8 stores located across Westchester, Fairfield and New Haven Counties will participate in the give-back initiative, called “Nugs Not Hugs,” as the program is driven by sales of their famous chicken nuggets in a bag during a time of social distancing. Frank Carpenteri Jr., who owns the business with his father Frank Sr., and sister Tina said, “We’ve seen the outpouring of support for first responders over the past few weeks, and have been glad to help facilitate the delivery of donated food from our customers. But we felt called to do more.” Tina Carpenteri, who directs catering operations, agrees. “People want to help, and we all should where we can. It’s nice to have a tangible way to contribute, and it gives all of our customers the chance to participate in the giving.” read more...

Wash Your Hands to These Songs (or Speeches)

You’ve heard it before – the right amount of time to wash your hands to is to sing your ABC’s, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, or Happy Birthday. Those options may get a little repetative these days. If you’re rocking out in front of the sink as many times as you should be, you need some variety in your 20 second concert repertoire. Here are a couple of options to add to your set list. Reminder that regardless of singing or speaking, the correct amount of time to be washing your hands is 20 seconds with warm or hot water. read more...