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Opus For Person-To-Person Luncheon In Darien Raises $3K

Current and former Opus presidents, along with Person-to-Person Executive Director Ceci Maher, reconnect at luncheon featuring guest speaker and former Opus President Holly Hurd.
Current and former Opus presidents, along with Person-to-Person Executive Director Ceci Maher, reconnect at luncheon featuring guest speaker and former Opus President Holly Hurd. Photo Credit: Opus For Person-To-Person

DARIEN, Conn. – More than 95 Opus for Person-to-Person members and guests raised approximately $3,000 at its Opus Alumnae Luncheon Thursday, March 31 at Wee Burn Country Club.

Local author Holly Hurd served as the keynote speaker. The event raised approximately $3,000 for Person-to-Person’s Campership program, which helps send nearly 500 Stamford public elementary school students from low-income families to summer camp each year. Former Opus for Person-to-Person Co-President Alex Eising, who helped organize the event, said she wanted to bring alumnae together while supporting a cause “near and dear to my heart.”

“Balloons for Campers Day is such a heartwarming and vital program,” Eising said. “This program not only helps working parents, but it also gives children skills and lifelong memories from a camp experience.”

Details on donating to balloons for Campers Day can be found on the Opus for Person- to-Person website . As a special thank you, an Opus volunteer will tie a red balloon to each donor's mailbox Saturday, May 21.

For 20 years, Opus has supported the Norwalk- and Darien-based agency Person-to- Person through “great works” — the goal that inspired the name. Opus raises needed money and enhances public awareness to help Person-to-Person reach about 25,000 individuals in need with food and clothing donations, scholarship and camp programs, layettes for babies, a holiday toy store and emergency financial assistance.

Click here for more information on the growing group of more than 260 women and to learn how to get involved.

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