Irish American Cultural Society of Stamford hosts 'Parade of Giving' on St. Patrick's Day

For the second year in a row, many communities went without a traditional Saint Patrick's Day Parade today because of the pandemic. But it didn't stopped the Irish American Cultural Society of Stamford from giving back to the community.

News 12 Staff

Mar 18, 2021, 1:07 AM

Updated 1,165 days ago

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For the second year in a row, many communities went without a traditional Saint Patrick's Day Parade today because of the pandemic. But it didn't stopped the Irish American Cultural Society of Stamford from giving back to the community.
The Irish-American Cultural Society has put on the Saint Patrick's Day parade since the '90s, and normally the day would see around 20,000 people downtown.
To bring light to the situation, the Irish American Cultural Society of Stamford hosted a 'Parade of Giving' instead.
The Irish American Cultural Society of Stamford collected donations for six Stamford nonprofits.
Members decorated their cars for a caravan to drive by each nonprofit and drop off the donations.
The nonprofits included the Children's Learning Center, ARI, Person to Person, Inspirica, SilverSource and The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County.
Everything from food and toiletries to art supplies was among the donations.
Organizers say the demand of services from nonprofits has gone up amid the pandemic.


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