Oscar Helps Near & Far Aid Shine the Spotlight On Targeting Poverty and Changing Lives at the Annual Spring Gala

February 03, 2014

For Near & Far Aid’s Annual Spring Gala, nothing less than a bash to rival the biggest in Hollywood will do. And so it will be on February 28th when the annual event comes to Mitchells of Westport, for an event guaranteed to go a long way toward Near & Far Aid’s vision of targeting poverty and changing lives in Fairfield County.

2013 Annual Meeting of Near & Far Aid

September 17, 2013

SOUTHPORT, CT…An audience of nearly 100 local professionals, philanthropists and volunteers were in attendance Tuesday evening at the Pequot Library in Southport to laud the accomplishments of Near & Far Aid.

BOLLYWOOD - Theme For Near & Far Aid Spring Gala

February 14, 2013

Transport yourself for just one night and savor an exotic Indian evening of vibrant colors, bold tastes and enchanting encounters. Please join us for Near & Far Aid’s Spring Gala, hosted by Mitchells of Westport, Friday, March 1, 7-10PM.

BOLLYWOOD - Theme For Near & Far Aid Spring Gala

February 14, 2013

Transport yourself for just one night and savor an exotic Indian evening of vibrant colors, bold tastes and enchanting encounters. Please join us for Near & Far Aid’s Spring Gala, hosted by Mitchells of Westport, Friday, March 1, 7-10PM.

Local Charity Responds with Emergency Relief Grant

November 26, 2012

Fairfield, CT…Before the winds subsided on October 30, 2012, Near & Far Aid President Jeanne Burris and Vice President Bitsy Higgins worked their cell phones checking in with local non-profit agency partners to assess the needs on the ground and offer a helping hand.

2012 Annual Meeting of Near & Far Aid

September 12, 2012

"We are targeting poverty and changing lives,” declared Jeanne Burris, President of Near & Far Aid, to a packed room of donors, sponsors, grantees and volunteers. Near & Far Aid, an all volunteer fund raising and fund granting organization based in Fairfield County, held their annual meeting on Tuesday evening at the Pequot Library in Southport, CT.

2012 Near & Far Aid Gala in Westport Magazine

March 02, 2012

An evening of mingling, dancing, glamour, and an abundance of good will, the Near and Far Aid Spring Gala at Mitchells was a stunning success.

Near & Far Aid Readies “Celebrating The Art Of Living” 2011 Designer House Tour

April 11, 2011

With the snow melting away the last signs of winter, many residents in Fairfield County are dreaming of spring and the warmer days to come. Scores of volunteers have been busy helping prepare for philanthropic organization Near & Far Aid’s celebrated Designer House Tour. The event, which will take place on Friday, April 29th, will feature an inside-look at five extraordinary homes in the prominent enclaves of Westport, Greenfield Hill, and Southport, Connecticut, each professionally decorated by prominent interior designers.

Carnevale theme for Near & Far Aid Spring Gala

February 08, 2011

Blast winter into oblivion with the color and excitement of Carnevale in Italy! For one magical evening, brace for a heat wave as Mitchells of Westport hosts one of the year’s most sizzling social events, the Near & Far Aid Spring Gala.

Gala Wine Party

January 13, 2011

A beautiful, private home in Westport was the location for the 2011 Gala Wine Party. This event brings together Near & Far Aid supporters and sponsors who donate fine wines and vintage champagnes that will then be featured in the Rare Wine Auction at the 2011 Spring Gala.

Near & Far Aid Shopping Night at Mitchells of Westport

December 15, 2010

Near and Far Aid Shopping night was held at Mitchells of Westport on December 15th, 2010.  Longtime supporter,  Mitchells opened their doors for the evening in support of Near and Far Aid.  Shoppers gathered to sip wine, sample hors d'oeuvres and shop for a great cause.

Beth Hayes - Board Member honored at "Light a Fire" awards

November 04, 2010

Moffly Media presented the 3rd annual Light a Fire Awards on Thursday November 4th. This unique event, celebrating 12 of our community’s nonprofit and philanthropic leaders was held at the Westport Country Playhouse in the Jason Robards Theater and was hosted by James Naughton.

Standing room only crowd for Near & Far Aid’s premiere “One Night Band” event

October 21, 2010

Over 250 people descended on the Fairfield Theatre Company on Thursday, Oct. 21 to attend Near & Far Aid's premiere “One Night Band: A Concert and Cocktails for a Cause.” Light bulbs were flashing as guests walked the red carpet to enter the splashy pre-concert party tent filled with a festive crowd of Near & Far Aid supporters, guests and sponsors.

10th Near & Far Aid Golf Classic thrives under all conditions!

September 27, 2010

Neither rain, nor wind nor tough economic conditions could keep the 10th annual Near & Far Aid Golf Classic down. This year, it was the weather that tried to dampen play at the Country Club of Fairfield on September 27, 2010. Golfers teed off under misty conditions and heavy rain forced the players off the field after three hours, but once again the tournament was a shining success for Near & Far Aid and its lead sponsor, Fairfield County Bank.

Wine, Women . . . and Shoes

October 28, 2009

Recession Challenges

March 17, 2009

Ten miles north of Westport lies a neighborhood in east Bridgeport where crime is an everyday occurrence and struggling to make ends meet is a way of life. In this neighborhood, on a side street next to a burnt out crack den sits a cheery yellow house offering hope for women and children in the area who want to learn English.

Addressing Current Economic Needs

March 17, 2009

Near & Far Aid used the 2009 Designer House Tour in a way that is directly responsive to the needs of many in Connecticut who find themselves struggling in the current economic crisis.