Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Jim Himes Shares The True Meaning of Thanksgiving

Thank you to Congressman Jim Himes (CT, D) for sending this email.

Dear Friends,

As we prepare for the upcoming holiday and anticipate warm reunions with friends and families, I urge those of you who are able to join me in helping our less fortunate neighbors. I have listed below by town a number of local food banks that are in need of donations. Best wishes for a lovely holiday.



Bridgeport Rescue Mission
1088 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport
(203) 333-4087
Tuesday-Saturday: 8:00am-6:00pm
Donations may be brought to 1050 Fairfield Ave; accepts donations of clothing, personal hygiene items, food, and blankets to distribute to the homeless

Bridgeport Health and Social Services-Veterans Affairs Office
752 East Main Street, Room 180, Bridgeport
(203) 576-7978
Monday, Tuesday, Friday: 9:00am-2:00pm
Accepts donations of nonperishable food and gift certificates

Calvary Saint George's Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen
755 Clinton Avenue, Bridgeport
(203) 333-5116 ext. 150
Tuesday and Thursday: 9:30-11:30am
Church accepts donations of food for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays; accepts food items including non-perishable food and baby food

Cesar Batalla Family Resource Center
606 Howard Avenue, Bridgeport
(203) 579-8526
Monday-Friday: 8:00am-3:00pm
Accepts donations of clothing and nonperishable food

Dunbar School Family Resource Center
445 Union Avenue, Bridgeport
(203) 332-5658
Monday-Friday: 9:00am-4:00pm
Accepts donations of books and magazines, clothing, food, household goods (dishes, cookware, linens, and furniture), infant goods, office equipment/supplies, personal care supplies, school supplies and toys

Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church Food Pantry
365 East Washington Avenue, Bridgeport
(203) 334-2447
Tuesday: 11:00am-12:30pm
Accepts donations of non-perishable food items

Iglesia Pentecostal El Olivar Food Pantry
1241 Barnum Avenue, Bridgeport
(203) 913-1417
Tuesday and Wednesday: 9:30-11:30am
Accepts donations of non-perishable food for the food pantry

King's Pantry
30 Florence Street, Bridgeport
(203) 335-9255
Monday-Friday: 10:30am-1:30pm
Accepts donations of nonperishable food for the food pantry, and food for the soup kitchen

North End Community Council
555 Trumbull Avenue, Bridgeport
(203) 690-6326
Saturday: 8:30am-12:00pm
Accepts donations of nonperishable food

Re-Entry Ministry Food Pantry
24 Holly Street, Bridgeport
(203) 368-4018
Monday: 4:00-6:00pm or call ahead
Accepts donations of nonperishable food

Roosevelt School Family Resource Center
680 Park Avenue, Bridgeport
(203) 330-8181
Monday-Friday: 8:30am-4:00pm
Accepts nonperishable food for the food pantry

Salvation Army - Bridgeport Corps Community Center
30 Elm Street, Bridgeport
(203) 334-0995
Monday-Friday: 9:00am-4:30pm
Donations of food are accepted for distribution to people in need; holiday food donations are also needed for holiday programs

Thomas Merton Center
43 Madison Avenue, Bridgeport
(203) 367-9036
Tuesday and Wednesday: 10:00am-1:00pm; Friday: 11:30am-1:30pm
Accepts food for the soup kitchen and food pantry


1864 Post Road, Darien
(203) 655-0048
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 9:00am-4:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am-6:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-12:00pm
Accepts donations of non-perishable food for the food pantry, clothing that is in season and in good condition, baby clothing/diapers for the Baby Basics Program, household goods, and new toy donations for the annual Toy Store and Be A Santa programs


Connecticut Food Bank - Fairfield Warehouse
74 Linwood Avenue, Fairfield
(203) 256-1935
Monday-Friday: 7:00am-3:00pm

Operation Hope of Fairfield, Inc.
636 Old Post Road, Fairfield
(203) 292-5588
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 10:00am-12:00pm
Thursday: 4:00-6:00pm
Accepts nonperishable food for the food pantry and food for the soup kitchen, and turkeys and holiday gifts for the Thanksgiving and December holidays


Neighbor to Neighbor
c/o Christ Church, 248 East Putnam Avenue, Greenwich
(203) 622-9208
Monday-Friday: 8:30am-12:30pm
Accepts donations of clothing, small household goods, children's books, and baby clothing; closed holidays. Donations are used for agency programs


Monroe Department of Social Services
980 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe
(203) 452-3770
Monday: 2:00-5:00 pm
Wednesday and Friday: 9:00am -1:00pm
Donations of nonperishable food, along with condiments, paper goods and toiletries, are accepted. Also accepts animal food/supplies; infant items (clothing, diapers, formula); cell phones; office equipment/supplies; and school supplies for the Back to School Program


Town of New Canaan and St. Mark's Church Parish House
Church House Foyer-111 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan
Monday-Friday: 8:30am-4:00pm
Accepts nonperishable food donations, toiletries, and paper goods


Christian Community Action
98 South Main Street, Norwalk
(203) 899-2485
Monday-Friday: 9:00am-12:00pm
Accepts donations of nonperishable food, winter clothes, children's books, toys, and household goods for use in agency programs

Mid-Fairfield AIDS Project
16 River Street, Norwalk
(203) 855-9535
Monday-Friday: 9:00am-5:00pm
Accepts baby clothing and diapers, baby formula, office equipment and supplies, personal care supplies, recreational equipment, and school supplies for agency programs

Norwalk Emergency Shelter Manna House of Hospitality
4 Merritt Street, Norwalk
(203) 866-1057
Monday-Sunday: 6:00am-12:00pm, 2:00pm-9pm
Accepts donations of food for the food pantry and soup kitchen, and clothing and furniture, office equipment, personal care items, school supplies, and toy donations

St. Philip Parish Food Pantry
25 France St, Norwalk
(203) 847-4549
Monday-Saturday: 8:00am-8:00pm
Accepts nonperishable food donations for the food pantry

St. Vincent De Paul Society at St. Thomas Apostle Church
203 East Avenue (rear of church), Norwalk
(203) 866-1644
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9:00am-12:00pm
Accepts nonperishable food donations, baby food, diapers (but not baby clothes), household cleaning supplies, personal care supplies such as soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toilet paper

Salvation Army—Norwalk Corps Community Center
14 Byington Place, Norwalk
(203) 866-2125
Monday-Friday: 10:00am-2:00pm
Donations of food are needed for the food pantry and for holiday food baskets


Town of Redding Department of Social Services
Community Center, 37 Lonetown Road, Redding
(203) 938-3580
Monday-Thursday: 8:30am-5:30pm
Accepts nonperishable food donations for the food pantry


Town of Ridgefield Department of Social Services
Town Hall, 400 Main Street, Ridgefield
(203) 431-2777
Monday-Friday: 8:30am-4:30pm
Social Service Department accepts nonperishable food donations for the emergency food pantry, as well as personal care items and household goods


Area Congregations Together Spooner House & Valley Food Bank
30 Todd Road, Shelton
(203) 225-0453
Monday-Friday: 9:00am-5:00pm
Accepts donations of diapers, infant formula and personal care supplies to support agency programs


The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County
461 Glenbrook Rd, Stamford
(203) 358-8898
Monday-Friday: 8:00am-4:00pm
Accepts donations of non-perishable and perishable food for the pantry

Wilson Memorial Church of God in Christ
164 Richmond Hill Avenue, Stamford
(203) 554-9807
Call to arrange time for drop-off
Accepts donations of non-perishable and perishable food for the pantry

Faith Tabernacle Church Food Pantry
29 Grove Street, Stamford
(203) 348-8755 ext. 14
Call to set up a drop off time
Accepts nonperishable food for the food pantry

Haitian-American Catholic Center
93 Hope Street, Stamford
(203) 406-0343
Call to arrange time for drop-off.

New Covenant House of Hospitality
90 Fairfield Avenue, Stamford
(203) 964-8228
Monday-Saturday: 10:00am-6:00pm;
Sunday: 10:00am-2:00pm
Accepts donations of non-perishable and perishable food for the pantry

Salvation Army - Stamford Corps Community Center
198 Selleck Street, Stamford
(203) 359-2320
Monday-Friday: 10:00am-3:00pm
Accepts nonperishable food donations for the food pantry

Zion Lutheran Church Food Pantry
132 Glenbrook Road, Stamford
(203) 327-7751
Monday-Thursday: 9:00am-1:00pm
Accepts nonperishable food donations for the food pantry


Trumbull Department of Social Services Center
23 Priscilla Place, Trumbull
(203) 452-5198
Monday-Friday: 9:00am-4:00pm
Accepts nonperishable food donations for the food pantry


Town of Weston Social Services Department
Town Hall Annex, 24 School Road, Weston
(203) 222-2663
Monday, Tuesday, Friday: 9:00am-4:00pm
Accepts food donations to be distributed to Weston residents in need


Town of Westport Department of Human Services
Town Hall, Room 200, 110 Myrtle Avenue, Westport
(203) 341-1050
Monday-Friday: 8:30am-4:30pm
Assists residents of Westport with emergency food


Town of Wilton Social Services Department
Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road, Wilton
(203) 834-6238
Call to set up drop-off time.
Accepts donations of nonperishable food, personal care items and school supplies

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Almost went out in Agoy Pants....

Why do we women check our arses in the mirror? (And why don't MORE women do so, have you noticed the rear views lately?) Sometimes it's to see if your pants look good or like a pair of water balloons are trapped in sausage cases. Other times it's to make sure your child hasn't smeared chocolate on your behind without your knowing it. This morning? Whatever the reason, it saved me. In some odd dressing malfuncton, my workout pants were on inside out. Not a good look but would have been worth a good laugh at kick boxing....

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Billy Blanks pushes martial arts to help kids with autism

Even better? For National Autism Association - a leader in helping families.
Damn tired of "awareness" vanilla (even fancy French Vanilla from some)
for autism. Need action. And Billy Blanks pretty well personifies action!

Read more:From Tampa HERE.