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Volunteer of the Month

Emily Gordon


Emily is a Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker in Westport. While she has always made time for volunteer work, Emily has spent the last 10 years volunteering with Near & Far Aid, spending the past two years as House Tour Selection Chair for the Near & Far House Tour. The House Tour takes place this Friday, May 3rd, 2013.    

About Emily:

Emily is a busy and successful Real Estate Agent (ranked #1 in her Riverside Coldwell Banker office) in Westport and yet, she has always managed to fit volunteering into her life.  While she has given of her time to many organizations, it is with Near & Far Aid that she found the perfect match. She finds Near & Far Aid a wonderful organization with which to work that is warm, welcoming and thankful for their volunteers.

She began her time with Near and Far Aid 10 years ago when she assisted in the much acclaimed Spring Gala at Mitchell's in Westport. She has also served on the Rare Wine Auction Committee and for the past few years has served on the Near & Far House Tour Committee. Emily has stepped up again this year to be House Selection Committee Chair for the House Tour. A challenging and integral part of the event -she has secured some of the most beautiful and unique homes in Fairfield and Westport on the tour every year. 

Emily states that the House Tour is a different type of fundraising event that grew out of the urge to help others. She adds that it is a great way for the community to come together and often sees mother/daughter pairs enjoying the day together. At an affordable ticket price, Emily notes that The Near & Far House Tour allows everyone to participate in this community event and raise the critical funds needed to support organizations on our area.

Near and Far Aid, an all-volunteer fund-raising and fund granting organization is dedicated to eliminating the causes and effects of poverty in Fairfield County. We accomplish our mission by finding and funding programs that provide life's most basic necessities, as well as those that seek to achieve lasting change. 
The 2013 Near & Far House Tour features five exceptional designer homes in the exclusive enclaves of Westport, Southport and Greenfield Hill. The Designer House Tour is one of several events that Near & Far Aid does each year to help raise money to support agencies in Fairfield County that work of alleviate the causes and effects of poverty. For more information and how you can purchase tickets click HERE


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