Collection of basic household goods to be held by Off the Streets organization

It is often said that ‘home is where you hang your hat.’ But what if you don’t have a home? One local organization, Off the Streets of Bridgeport, Fairfield, and Trumbull (OTS BFT), works to help the homeless find a place to dwell and make it their home and fulfills their needs for basic furnishings and household goods to help them make their space their home.

During OTS BFT’s donation drop-off day to be held on Saturday, April 25, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., in the parking lot of Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 545 Stratfield Road in Fairfield, donations of clean and in-good-condition small kitchen tables and chairs, dressers, floor lamps, pots and pans, flatware, and linens are gladly accepted.

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“We want everyone we help to have the opportunity to succeed in their new lives off the streets,” states Deacon Kevin Moore, administrator of OTS Bridgeport, Fairfield, and Trumbull chapter. “Providing housewarming packages with those basics needed to run a household helps restore their self-esteem and encourages them to move forward.”

For more information about OTS, visit