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Houlihan Lawrence Sponsors Balloon Day For Opus In Darien

Jamie Lombardy, Rebecca Morrison, Beth Morgan, Jeff Kelly, Kristina Gregory, Amie Willis and Patty Deery. Not pictured: Jennifer Ward.
Jamie Lombardy, Rebecca Morrison, Beth Morgan, Jeff Kelly, Kristina Gregory, Amie Willis and Patty Deery. Not pictured: Jennifer Ward. Photo Credit: Heather Gray and Opus for Person-to-Person

DARIEN, Conn. – A sea of red balloons will decorate Darien mailboxes on Saturday, May 21, to signify Opus for Person-to-Person’s annual Balloons for Campers Day.

The fundraising event supports the Person-to-Person Campership Program, which enables nearly 500 Stamford public elementary school students from low-income households to attend summer camps at no cost. For the sixth consecutive year, Houlihan Lawrence, formerly Kelly Associates, will generously sponsor the event.

“We are delighted to continue our tradition of helping children experience a summer full of fulfilling possibility while their parents are able to remain working,” said Jeff Kelly, managing broker of Houlihan Lawrence.

Every dollar contributed goes directly to sending a child to summer camp. For $100 a week or $600 per child, the elementary school children have an opportunity to go to camp for free while their parents gain peace of mind that their children are cared for and safe while they are at work. As a symbol of thanks, all donors will have a red balloon tied to their mailboxes on May 21.

People interested in delivering balloons, distributing flyers locally or making a personal donation to the Campership Program should contact Rebecca Morrison at rcaindc@aol.com .

For 20 years, Opus has supported the Norwalk- and Darien-based agency Person-to-Person through “great works” — the goal that inspired its name. They raise needed funds and enhance public awareness to help Person-to-Person reach out to 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.

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