Mixing Spinning and Shopping Fun with Food Pantry Donations at JoyRide Wilton

JoyRide Wilton is collecting much-needed items for the Wilton Food Pantry. On the list of items they’re hoping people will drop off are:  soaps, shampoos, body wash, pasta, coffee, and dry cereal.

JoyRide is collecting now through next Tuesday, Dec. 5. That day they’ll be celebrating with two Jingle Ball rides, featuring artists from the Z-100 Jingle Ball concert. These artists include Ed Sheehan, Taylor Swift, Halsey, The Chainsmokers, Sam Smith, Fall Out Boy, Demi Lovato, and more.

There will also be local vendors on site at the studio–Social Clothing, The Two Oh Three, and Gisela Jewelry–as well as some refreshments from JoyRide’s neighbor, Tusk & Cup.

Bankwell Holiday Coat and Toy Collections in Full Swing

Bankwell invites the community to help spread some extra holiday cheer this season through coat and toy collections in Bankwell’s Fairfield County branches:

Raymond Michaud, Head of our Residential Mortgage Sales with Branch Manager Ann Mitrione at the Wilton branch

As part of the Person-to-Person Keeping Warm Annual Coat Drive, Bankwell branches are collecting new and gently used winter outerwear for all ages and sizes to benefit the those in need. Donations will be accepted through Dec. 31 at the Wilton branch at 47 Old Ridgefield Rd..

In addition, Bankwell branches are also taking part in the Inspirit Holiday Gift Collection, by accepting donations of new, unwrapped toys for boys and girls of all ages. All donations will be distributed to kids and families in need throughout Fairfield County.

Bankwell serves the banking and lending needs of residents and businesses throughout Connecticut. The bank’s mission is to provide the highest level of service and give back to the communities it serves.  More about Bankwell can be found on the Bankwell website.

Gingerbread Houses and Cocktails for a Cause at Rolling Hills Country Club

The 9th Annual Gingerbread Houses and Cocktails for a Cause is taking place at Rolling Hills Country Club on Wednesday, Dec. 6 from 7-10 p.m.. Each guest receives a fully-assembled gingerbread house to decorate, while sipping wine, enjoying fine hors d’oeuvres, and chatting with friends. Beautiful prizes, generously provided by Juliska and awarded for creativity and gingerbread ingenuity, add some competitive energy to the room.

Tickets for the event are $150, and all proceeds support the mission of the Center for Sexual Assault Crisis Counseling and Education. To register an individual or table of friends, visit the Center’s website or call the Center at 203.348.9346.

Serving Lower Fairfield County since 1979, The Center for Sexual Assault Crisis Counseling and Education provides free, 24-hour confidential help to women, men and children who have experienced sexual violence. Additionally, it provides age-appropriate prevention education for children ages 4-18, college students, and the community at large. The Center supports the eight towns in Lower Fairfield County:  Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan, Norwalk, Stamford, Weston, Westport, and Wilton. Last year The Center provided crisis counseling to 541 people and prevention education to over 20,000 children and adults.