Red Cross Blood drive

NEW CANAAN — New Canaan Library will host a Red Cross Blood Drive on Thursday, Feb. 1 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. To support participation the library will, on that day, waive any existing overdue fines for the presenting blood donor.

There are many reasons to donate blood, from knowing that you might need blood one day to just believing it's the right thing to do. The need to maintain a reliable blood supply is constant and vital; by donating you are helping to change, and perhaps save, a life.

To participate in this blood drive register online at newcanaanlibrary.org. Donors must bring a positive form of ID. For a complete list of requirements and helpful tips for potential donors contact the Red Cross Donor Client Center at 1-866-236-3276, open 24/7. Information is also available at redcrossblood.org.

P2P receives grant from Everett Bulkley Trust

NEW CANAAN — The Everett Bulkley Trust has awarded a $20,000 grant to Person-to-Person for general operating support.

P2P Executive Director Ceci Maher said the unrestricted gift will be used to fund the area of greatest need at the agency. “This is the second year that JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., Trustee of the Everett Bulkley Trust, has approved a grant for Person-to-Person, and we are very grateful for this generous support of the P2P mission.”

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. Programs include Emergency Assistance, Campership and Scholarship. With offices in Darien and Norwalk, the Person-to-Person service area includes Darien, New Canaan, Norwalk, Stamford, Weston, Westport and Wilton.

Fairfield County Hospice House officially opens

NEW CANAAN — Fairfield County Hospice House officially opened its doors to residents earlier this month.

The hospice is dedicated to filling a need for those receiving home hospice care in Fairfield County and surrounding communities. It provides 24-hour, private assisted-living services for individuals receiving home hospice care from an accredited hospice agency and offers people a place to find meaning and joy in their final days.

This new 10,000-square-foot home is located in a residential neighborhood at One Den Road in Stamford. FCHH serves the lower Fairfield County towns of Darien, Greenwich, Fairfield, New Canaan, Norwalk, Wilton, Ridgefield, Stamford, Weston and Westport. For more information about Fairfield County Hospice House programs, services and volunteer opportunities, visit fchospicehouse.org or call Terry Robustelli, executive director, at 203-921-5111, ext. 7.