Exchange Club of New Canaan in the News

Dear Editor,

There is never any shortage of New Canaan residents and organizations doing nice things for others during the holiday season. The difference with these organizations is how long they have been helping others.

Our best guess is that the Exchange Club has sponsored the Exchange Club and Lapham Center Holiday Party for more than 60 years! This means that they not only pay for lunch but they also make sure that all attendees take home a goody bag and that Santa Claus makes his rounds and wishes everyone a Merry Christmas. There’s a lot of organization required to make everything run smoothly and they always do it well and with a smile.

This year we had a staff of 15 Exchange Club members and Santa, that served and cleared dinner better than any professional servers could have done, everything was flawless.

It’s a busy time of the year for everyone so we are truly grateful to those people who take time from their busy schedules to make sure someone else gets to enjoy the holidays. Our hats are off to those members of the Exchange Club, Lapham Center, and Recreation staff who made sure all our over 100 older adults had a really special day.

Thank you & Happy Holidays!

Aggie Aspinwall, Director
Kathy Collins, Program Manager
Stephanie Stiles, Program Specialist

Lapham Community Center

December 29, 2023

Thank you from Lapham Community Center

Nov 28, 2023

Exchange Club of New Canaan Christmas Tree and Wreath Sale – Happening NOW!


If you haven’t yet purchased your Christmas tree or wreath, head to Exchange Club of New Canaan’s Sale at Kiwanis Park – help the Exchange Club help others!

Sales weekends from 9 – 5 PM – weekdays from 11 – 6 PM

On behalf of the Exchange Club of New Canaan, we want to thank the entire New Canaan community and nearby towns for buying Christmas trees and wreaths from our annual fundraiser at Kiwanis Park.  The incredible support we had made our fundraising an incredible success this year as it has for over fifty years.  We netted over $100,000 this year which will go 100% to local not-for-profit and community organizations.  We sold over 1,200 trees and close to 1,300 wreathes in addition to assorted lights, tree stands  and roping.

We could have not been successful without the help of many organizations and our dedicated member volunteers.  Special thanks go to the Service League of Boys, Pivot Ministries, New Canaan Recreation Department, First Selectman (and Exchange Club Member) Kevin Moynihan, and our neighbor and friend, Betty Lovastik.

Stars Inc, thank you to the Exchange Club of New Canaan that will enable families in need to access the quality of early intervention therapies

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July 28, 2021

Kids Empowered by Your Support (KEYS) providing a thank you message to The Exchange Club of New Canaan

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July 23, 2021

Exchange Club of New Canaan donator of $200,000 to local organizations

New Canaan Exchange Club members clean mile

Lapham Center held a Senior Center Christmas Party sponsored by The Exchange Club of New Canaan

December 10, 2020

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Podcast: Exchange Club of New Canaan President George Benington

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Letter: ‘Thank You’ from Exchange Club

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Exchange Club of New Canaan Kicks Off Its Annual Christmas Tree Sale

December 3, 2019

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Exchange Club of New Canaan Supports an Eagle Scout project to Honor Local Veterans.

July 28, 2019

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Community Buzz: New Canaan Exchange Club recognized for service; The Moxie Project set for Jan. 29

Q&A: Getting To Know the Exchange Club of New Canaan

August 6, 2017

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