Sails American Grill and Person-to-Person of Darien are collaborating in an effort to collect gently-used coats for those in need.

From now through Nov. 24, Sails American Grill in Rowayton will collect gently-used coats to benefit those who are less fortunate. For each donation, Sails will provide a voucher to be used at customer's convenience valid for a complimentary glass of wine or dessert of choice. Coats can be dropped off during business hours at Sails.

"It is with great pleasure that we are partnering with Person-to-Person and offering an incentive for people to donate," Terry McSpedon, general manager of Sails, said. "Last year, Person-to-Person collected over 4,000 coats throughout the year and we hope that with our help, that number will increase this year."

Person-to-Person is a volunteer-driven, community-based agency that, through a sharing of goods and services, responds to neighbors who lack basic necessities and resources to improve their lives. Person-to-Person offers assistance to clients in four key areas: emergency assistance, scholarship programs, campership programs and holiday programs. More than 90 percent of all donations goes directly to programs. For more information visit

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Sails American Grill is located in the village of Rowayton, adjacent to the Five Mile River Harbor. The restaurant has earned a "Don't Miss," the highest accolade given in a review by the New York Times. Catering to sailors and non-sailors alike, Sails is, as the name implies, a grill serving a wide variety of seafood and non-seafood items in a family friendly atmosphere reminiscent of a private yacht club. The fireplace is lit all winter and there is an extensive bar and food selection.

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