Gilt And Gillespie

Westport may be the only place in the world where a Tiffany store sits within sight of a homeless shelter.

Most of downtown Westport is not so extreme.  As high-end as our shops are, most are not in Tiffany’s league.  And the Gillespie Center — despite its important central location — is the only place like it around.

Still, in the holiday spirit, here’s an “06880” suggestion:  If you can afford to shop at Tiffany’s, please consider walking a few yards up the street giving something — anything — to the men at the homeless shelter.

Or any other worthy cause, of your choice.

2 responses to “Gilt And Gillespie

  1. Thank you Dan, we are a 501 (c) (3) and checks can be mailed to Homes with Hope (Interfaith Housing Association) 49 Richmondville Ave., Suite 112, Westport, CT 06880. In addition to the Gillespie Center we shelter or house people in 8 other buildings in Westport. 60 people, including 17 children, are sheltered or housed in one of our programs nightly. We are one of only 4 programs for the homeless in an affluent suburb in the U.S.

  2. Good for you, Dan. Thank you so much for reminding us all of our responsibility to people in crisis or hardship. It’s not Christmas without charity, no matter how many blue boxes are under your tree.