November 29, 2017 |The Hour


WILTON — Pamela Graham doesn’t like to see food go to waste — especially if that food comes from her own bakery.

“I think there are people hungry everywhere and, if you have food, you should never throw it away,” Graham said. “ I just don’t believe in hunger.”

And so, soon after she opened The Pastry Hideaway in May, she decided to donate any leftover food to Person-to-Person, a nonprofit with sites in Norwalk and Darien that provide food, clothing and other basic services to lower-income individuals and families in lower Fairfield County.

July 26, 2017 | Greenwich Time

GREENWICH — Staff and supporters of a Greenwich-based social service agency that helps people with developmental disabilities spent the first of six state-mandated furlough days rallying against state budget cuts. Some 200 people connected with Abilis swarmed Town Hall Wednesday morning to criticize a budget impasse that has temporarily cut 10 percent of the nonprofit’s operating expenses for its day and residential programs until a state spending plan is reached. The loss of what agency officials said was between $400,000 and $500,000 has forced Abilis — and many other of the state’s social service agencies — to close down for six days to stay within their spending limits.

Photo Credits: Chris Palermo / For Hearst Connecticut Media

April 19, 2017 | Greenwich Post

Abilis, the nonprofit organization that provides services and supports for individuals with special needs and their families, will hold its Spring for Abilis Gala event on Saturday, May 6, at 7 p.m., at The Tamarack Country Club in Greenwich. The Gala is part of Abilis’ 65th anniversary year celebration and will include a special champagne reception for higher level donors, sponsors, table hosts, and community leaders at 6:30 p.m. The evening includes cocktails, dinner and dancing, as well as silent and live auctions. Auction items include a one-week Nantucket escape at a private residence, a catered dinner for 12, and a New York Islanders ice hockey package for 6 in the owner’s suite with dinner, meet and greets, and Zamboni rides for kids. Tickets are available at — click on May 6 for online registration link or visit


Adriana Ospina  Martha Perry 
 One of the Spring for Abilis Gala co-chairs is Adriana Ospina, pictured
with her daughter Alejandra, both of Greenwich.
 Martha is pictured with her son, Ross who participates in Abilis’ programs.