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Westport Sunrise Rotary

Thank you Westport Sunrise Rotary volunteers for another very successful Food Drive. Our Food Pantry shelves are once again stocked!

Homes with Hope Receives $35,000 Grant from Newman’s Own Foundation

Westport, CT – Homes with Hope has been awarded a $35,000 grant from Newman’s Own Foundation, the independent foundation created by the late actor and philanthropist, Paul Newman. Newman’s Own Foundation made the award to celebrate 35 years since Paul Newman began the food company bearing his name. Homes with Hope is one […]

Thank you to First County Bank Foundation

Thank you to First County Bank Foundation for their ongoing, generous support of the Bacharach Community. Steven Ferguson, Beth Brucker and Duncan Lee present this year’s grant check to Jeff Wieser and Karen Mahar.


Good Neighbor Day Car Wash

Friday, Sept. 1, 2017
It was a beautiful day for a car wash! Thank you to Scott and Laila Tiefenthaler, owners of Westport Wash and Wax, for holding the 17th Annual Good Neighbor Day Car Wash to benefit Homes with Hope. Through this annual event, they have donated more than $80,000 to Homes with Hope. Pictured (l-r) […]

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All Air-Cooled Car Show

Presented by – Sun., October 15, 2017 9am – 3pm at Veteran’s Green, Westport

The House That Keeps on Giving

This past spring the Westport Historical Society (WHS) presented Project Return and the Town of Westport with a plaque honoring the heritage of the town-owned house at 124 Compo Road North used by Project Return since 1984. Bob Mitchell, president of WHS, presented the plaque to both Tessa Gilmore-Barnes, Project Return program director, and Jeff […]

25th Anniversary Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

Presented by
National Association of Letter Carriers 
Saturday, May 13, 2017
Donations to benefit Homes with Hope’s
Food Pantry @ the Gillespie Center, Westport

Students at The Bridge Academy, Bridgeport Give Back to those Less Fortunate

“Wait, what? Undies?” Discussing the need for new undergarments was a no brainer for the H.E.A.L students at The Bridge Academy in Bridgeport. They quickly identified, and got to the heart of, why having new, clean underwear is a big deal, and how buying new underwear if you are on a low income can be […]

Letter to Editor: Westport should be copied, State Needs to Straighten Out Racial Imbalance Regulations

To the Editor:  Thanks for Chris Marquette’s typically well-written article (March 6, 2017) on the tempest raging in Westport as a result of the essay contest on “white privilege.” It is upsetting to see the intemperate protests by correspondents on both sides of the aisle. They are choosing to take on Westport for a host […]

Homes with Hope and the Staples High School Community

We were pleased to be the subject of a few articles this fall in the Staples High School award-winning newspaper, Inklings. The graphic below was featured in the December issue and spoke eloquently about the “Faces of Gillespie,” and the role of our operations in expanding the diversity in our blessed community.

For to read the complete article […]