To the Editor:

The mission of the Evelyn C. Peeler Children’s Holiday Gift Fund for the past 42 years has been to ensure that less-fortunate children in Ridgefield have gifts to open, new clothing, and a meal on the table during the holidays. We are pleased that we were able to provide for these local children again this year but could not have done so without the help of many. A special thank you to the First Congregational Church, St. Andrews Lutheran Church, Elaine Cox and her Band of Angels, Le Château, Ridgebury Congregational Church, The Christian Science Church, Jesse Lee Pre-School, Reynolds & Rowella, The Ridgefield Chapter of National Charity League, Ridgefield Parks and Recreation, Ridgefield Women’s Club, Union Savings Bank and William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty. Thank you also to The Anne S. Richardson Fund, The Igstaedter Foundation, Marine Corps, The Ridgefield Thrift Shop, Stop & Shop, Squash’s Office Supply, Turkey Ridge, Inc.,The Wadsworth Russell Lewis Fund and the UPS Store for their ongoing support. And a heartfelt thanks to our volunteer shoppers, gift wrappers, and the generous individuals in Ridgefield whose financial contributions allow us to continue to help our Ridgefield neighbors in need during the winter holidays and also with their Back-To-School needs year after year.

Happy New Year!

Susan Ferguson and Cindy Rauscher


Evelyn C. Peeler Children’s Holiday Gift Fund