Operating out of the Christ Church Greenwich Annex, Neighbor to Neighbor provides clothing, food, and basic living essentials for those in need. Each Sunday, we support N2N with your donations of non-perishable food placed in our Red Wagons (located in the Lower Hallway, outside the Parish Office). Volunteers are always needed to help sort the food and clothing delivered to N2N. Contact Duncan Lawson, 203.622.9208, x-12, for more information about volunteering.
The Neighbor to Neighbor proposal for a new building to be built on the Tomes-Higgins House property – behind the Carriage House – is in progress. This project has the power to be transformative for Neighbor and for Christ Church Greenwich as we think about what is truly important to us as a Church. Just as we begin the important restoration work on our beautiful historic buildings, now we are blessed with an opportunity to do similar restorative work for those in our community who are struggling to feed and clothe their families.
What happens if Neighbor to Neighbor cannot raise enough money for the project?
Neighbor to Neighbor has committed to Christ Church that they will raise sufficient funds to complete the project before beginning construction.
Why isn’t Christ Church Greenwich charging rent to Neighbor to Neighbor for the new building?
Christ Church Greenwich has provided space for Neighbor to Neighbor since its inception in 1975. The Annex basement was provided free of charge. In 2005, Neighbor to Neighbor moved its food pantry into the basement of the Parish House in exchange for a $400/month rent. All of Neighbor to Neighbor’s $560K budget is raised through private fundraising, and donors always prefer to support programs over fixed operational costs. Christ Church Greenwich considers Neighbor to Neighbor’s offer to raise 100% of the funds to construct and fully maintain a building that will be owned by Christ Church Greenwich, at no cost to Christ Church, while occupied by Neighbor to Neighbor as an advantageous proposition for both parties.