COMPASSIONATE RIDGEFIELD WELCOMES YOU
IT'S WHO WE ARE
We are a non-partisan, non-profit, 501(c)3 initiated by a group of Ridgefield residents who know that living in a compassionate community improves lives. Born out of concerns about the high rates of stress, depression, and bullying among our youth, the incivility and hostility on all social media platforms, as well as the increase in hate vandalism in our area, we feel deeply that Ridgefield is OUR town and that, TOGETHER, we can do something to “shift” the culture. Our ultimate goal is to create a Ridgefield where every person - no matter their age, ethnicity, gender, religion, political or sexual orientation - feels welcome and respected. Compassionate responsiveness can change our world, one person and one act at a time.
Our Mission Statement
To encourage and promote programs and initiatives that will foster and maintain a culture of success in the town of Ridgefield.
Our Vision Statement
We envision a Ridgefield that listens, understands, connects and acts to create a more compassionate community.
Join your Ridgefield friends, neighbors
and business community as Ridgefield takes
a Pledge of Compassion.
"Living the principle of compassion calls us to always treat others as we wish to be treated ourselves. Compassion impels us to work towards the alleviation of suffering and to honor and treat every single human being with absolute justice, equity and respect. We call upon all people to restore compassion to the center of everyday life, to foster an appreciation of cultural and religious diversity, and to cultivate an informed empathy with the suffering of all human beings. Compassion is the path to the creation of a just economy and a peaceful global community. I pledge to conduct myself, my business and organization with these tenets in mind, and to participate in Ridgefield's commitment of creating a community wherein our compassion reflects our deep recognition of our common humanity."
Compassionate Ridgefield is very grateful to these donors for their generous contributions. Caring for our community is what they do!