Project Return’s 10th Annual Birdhouse Stroll takes place following a 6 p.m. reception at Spruce Home & Garden shop in Westport’s Old Town Hall, 90 Post Road East. We invite you to join in this walking tour through downtown Westport, to preview this year’s birdhouses created for Project Return’s annual Birdhouse Auction.
The Family Y is proud to be a part of this year’s Stroll, in support of our longtime community partner. Based in Westport, Project Return is celebrating its 26th year of service to adolescent girls and young women in crisis. Over the years, the Family Y has worked closely with Project Return, offering these young women free Y membership, and a place to stay active and connected.
Like the birdhouses you’ll see in shop windows throughout downtown, the Family Y provides a safe haven for these “fledglings.”
The Tree House creation now on display in the Family Y’s Bedford Lobby (see photo) was created by Carrie Malandrino, a mural artist who wanted to participate in something that affects others in a positive way.
After graduating from the School of Visual Arts, Carrie became an art director with BBDO in New York. She worked as a set decorator for TV and film, as well as a graphic designer and art consultant. Carrie is now an interior designer, visual merchandiser and continues to paint murals for residential and commercial clients.
Come see Carrie’s Tree House on Thursday in the Bedford Lobby, and also find out more about how the Family Y helps support community partners like Project Return.
The birdhouse stroll promotes the 17th annual Project Return Art of the Birdhouse Auction on Friday, March 23 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Rolling Hills Country Club in Wilton.