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Darien's Person-To-Person Receives Four-Star Charity Rating

Person-to-Person Director Ceci Maher said during 2015 the organization helped almost 26,000 men, women and children.
Person-to-Person Director Ceci Maher said during 2015 the organization helped almost 26,000 men, women and children. Photo Credit: File

DARIEN, Conn. -- For the fifth consecutive year, Darien's Person-to-Person has earned the highest Charity Navigator rating of four stars.

Receiving four out of a possible four stars indicates Person-to-Person adheres to best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities and consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way.

Person-to-Person, which serves Darien, New Canaan, Norwalk, Stamford, Weston, Westport and Wilton, provides low-income individuals and families with basic emergency services.

The goal of Charity Navigator is to provide donors with essential information needed to give them greater confidence in the charitable choices they make.

Only 6 percent of the charities rated by Charity Navigator have received at least five consecutive four-star evaluations, indicating Person-to-Person outperforms most other charities in America.

Person-to-Person Executive Director Ceci Maher said the agency works diligently to ensure donations, whether in-kind or cash, directly benefit the people who come to the agency for assistance.

“In 2015, more than 2,200 individuals, businesses, foundations, congregations, schools and community organizations helped P2P provide financial assistance, food and clothing to 25,894 men, women and children. And for over a decade, we have been able to report that more than 90 percent of all donations go directly to client programs and services,” Maher said.

Person-to-Person Inc. was established in 1968 to provide low-income individuals and families living in lower Fairfield County with basic emergency services. A community-supported agency, Person-to-Person is committed to helping clients achieve self-sufficiency through practical help, advocacy, education and problem solving initiatives. Find out more at www.p2pHelps.org .

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