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Balloons for campers to fly

Published 12:35 pm, Friday, May 9, 2014
  • Kelly Associates has partnered with Opus for Person-to-Person on the annual Balloons for Campers Day fundraiser for the fourth year in a row. Pictured, from left, Caitlin McAuliffe, Noelle Kraus, Kelly Associates Vice President Jeff Kelly, Tasha Blair and Lindsay Warnke. Photo: Contributed Photo, Contributed / Darien News Contributed

    Kelly Associates has partnered with Opus for Person-to-Person on the annual Balloons for Campers Day fundraiser for the fourth year in a row. Pictured, from left, Caitlin McAuliffe, Noelle Kraus, Kelly Associates Vice President Jeff Kelly, Tasha Blair and Lindsay Warnke.

    Photo: Contributed Photo, Contributed

 

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A sea of red balloons will decorate Darien mailboxes on Saturday, May 17, to signify Opus for Person-to-Person's annual Balloons for Campers Day.

The fundraising event supports the Person-to-Person Campership Program, which enables approximately 600 underprivileged elementary school students to attend summer day camps in the greater Stamford area.

For the fourth consecutive year, Kelly Associates, the Darien-based real estate company, will sponsor the event.

"Once again, we are excited to partner with Opus for Person-to-Person on Balloons for Campers Day," Jeff Kelly, the vice president of Kelly Associates, said. "Summer camp is an invaluable experience for children, and we're happy to help Opus provide that opportunity."

Darien residents will receive fliers in a late-April mailing asking for support. Every dollar contributed goes directly to sending a child to summer camp, which provides a safe, fun and nurturing environment for children while their parents are at work. As a symbol of thanks, all donors will have a red balloon tied to their mailboxes.

People interested in delivering balloons, distributing fliers or making a donation should contact Caitlin McAuliffe at caitlinmcauliffe@hotmail.com. For information, visit www.opus4p2p.org.