The Trees Have Arrived!
December 5th, 2013
On Nov. 30th the Annual Sterling House Christmas Tree Sale began with the arrival of 400 beautiful douglas fir and fraser fir trees. The sale of the trees will go in the Sterling House Garden on Main Street until all trees are sold before Christmas. All trees are $50 with all proceeds to support Sterling House Children & Youth programs as well as Community Service basic needs assistance programs. Trees are available to purchase Monday through Friday, 12:30 – 8:30 pm and on Saturdays from 8:30 am to 8:30 pm. If anyone would like to volunteer to help sell the trees please contact Bob Wargo at 203-378-2606, Ext. 113 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for support Sterling House and a very Happy Holidays from everyone at Sterling House.
Stratford Indian Guides/Indian Princesses Food Drive
November 19th, 2013
The IGIP is having its Annual Food Drive for the Sterling House Resource Connection Program/Food Pantry on Saturday, Nov. 23rd from 9-11 am at the Eli Whitney Bus Drop Off area in front of the school directly on Huntington Rd. The group is requesting frozen turkeys, non-perishable food items and toiletries. Last year Sterling House provided all the fixings plus a turkey to over 300 families in Stratford…the Resource Connection Program provided basic needs assistance to over 8,700 children, teenagers and adults…YOUR SUPPORT IS GREATLY APPRECIATED!
For more information about the Resource Connection Program please contact Ray O’Donnell at 203-378-2606, Ext. 110 or 114; email@example.com or Charity Garcia, Resource Worker at Ext. 114; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank You to Prudential Financial of Shelton
October 31st, 2013
On October 7th and 9th over 30 employees from the Prudential Financial office in Shelton were at Sterling House for a Service Project event. Employees painted 2 sheds and a garage along with the wrought iron fence in front of the center. Several employees also assisted with a program in the Sterling House Pre-school. The group did a great job carrying out projects that were most needed. On behalf of everyone at Sterling House, a heartfelt thank you to all employees who participated and to Prudential Financial for encouraging community involvement. We truly appreciate this support!
2nd Annual President’s Volunteer Service Awards Recognition Event
October 30th, 2013
Congratulations to our youth volunteers who were recognized at the 2nd Annual President’s Volunteer Service Awards Recognition Event on Saturday, October 26. 19 students were recognized for contributing 100 hours or more of volunteer service to Sterling House from September 2012 to August 2013. Back Row (L to R): Arda Yilmaz, Alasdair Gilbert, Dan Slosser, Will Alberti, Aubrey Lowe, Megan Peterlin, Emily Winter. Front Row (L to R): Emma Bromley, Marina Kydes, Elyse Velky, Erica Velky, Carly Horch, Megan White, Kaya Wells, Nychelle Mackie. Not pictured: Josh Brown, Drew Damiano, Lauren Holt, Dominic Parrella.
We’re a Finalist!
October 18th, 2013
Sterling House has passed the initial voting stage and has been entered as a finalist (one of ten organizations) in the Extreme Charity Makeover Contest. Lou Perno, Executive Director at Sterling House, accepts a Contest Finalist Certificate above. The grand prize winner will be announced at the Harbor Yard Arena in Bridgeport on December 7th.
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO VOTED FOR STERLING HOUSE!!
Sterling House Toy Drive and Adopt-A-Family Program Underway
October 15th, 2013
For Immediate Release
Louis D. Perno, Executive Director
378-2606, Ext. 103
STERLING HOUSE TOY DRIVE AND ADOPT-A-FAMILY PROGRAM UNDERWAY
The Sterling House 2013 Holiday Toy Drive and Adopt-A-Family Program is underway with plans to make hundreds of children happy this holiday season. Last year this project coordinated by the Stratford Junior Womens Club and Sterling House provided over 1,000 children in Stratford with wonderful Holiday gifts. “We hope we can provide gifts this holiday season for many youngsters once again,” says Lou Perno, Executive Director.
This program is for Stratford residents that are in the low to moderate income bracket and are in need of assistance with toys/gifts at holiday time. If you would like to be part of the 2013 Holiday Toy & Adopt A family program you must attend one of the following registration dates: Saturday, Oct. 26th, 11 am – 12:30 pm at Sterling House or Tuesday, Oct. 29th from 5-6:30 pm at the South End Community Center.
The project is a huge endeavor which involves the donation of monetary contributions, toys, and gift cards from churches, schools, neighbors, service clubs, local businesses and several community agencies and organizations especially Stratford EMS and the Cruisin East Car Club. On December 21st, EMS staff and other volunteers will deliver sacks of gifts to families throughout Stratford. The project either provides gifts directly to families in town or seeks organizations, groups, service clubs, school groups or individual families to adopt a family in need. The group who adopts a family provides gifts, food and sometimes clothing for all members of the family. “It’s a wonderful example of how, in times of need, the residents and businesses of Stratford reach out in friendship and compassion”, comments Diane Sheridan, Director of Community Development, at the center.
Sterling House needs your support to make this year’s Holiday Toy Drive & Adopt-A-Family a success once again. All monetary donations, toys and gift cards will be most appreciated. Last year thousands of gifts were distributed to children in Stratford in the form of toys, games, books, clothes, jewelry, educational games, some small electronics, DVD’s, bikes, etc.. Any group interested in adopting a family for the holidays or for more information about the Sterling House 2013 Holiday Toy Drive and Adopt-A-Family Program please contact Lou Perno, Executive Director at Sterling House at 203-378-2606, Ext. 103 or email@example.com or call the Sterling House Holiday Toy & Adopt A Family phone line at 203-378-2606, Ext. 305.
Stratford Mayor John Harkins presents a check for $3,000 to Sterling House
September 11th, 2013
Stratford Mayor John Harkins presents a check for $3,000 from the Mayors Golf Tournament to Lou Perno, Executive Director, at Sterling House to support Community Crisis Support/Basic Needs Assistance Programs.
The funds will support the center’s Resource Connection Program which provides basic needs assistance in the form of food, diapers, school supplies, meals at Thanksgiving, Holiday gifts, pet food and information & referral. Donations of food, diapers and gift cards are always needed at the center. For more information contact Ray O’Donnell, Program Director, at Sterling House at 203-378-2606, Ext. 110/114 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sterling House Athletics
May 7th, 2013
Sterling House offers a variety of athletic activities for youth and adults throughout the year. Learn more about the activities, schedules, etc. by going to the Sterling House Quickscore Site.
Indian Guides – Indian Princesses of the Sterling House Community Center
January 23rd, 2013
IGIP is an exciting organization providing fathers and their children with an invaluable bonding experience that they will cherish forever. Through many fun and challenging activities, fathers and father figures – with their children – will grow together socially, emotionally and intellectually. Honesty, compassion, respect, and friendship are the qualities that the IGIP instills in each member. Fathers and their children will be part of an exciting journey as they bond and watch each other grow in this unique program. Our affiliation with Stratford’s own Sterling House Community Center ensures that dads, their kids, and their families will enjoy a meaningful experience that is sure to last a lifetime.
Longhouse Meeting every 1st Thursday of the month – Next Meeting on Feb 7th 7:00
Downtown Cabaret Sat Jan 26th @ 2:30 Beauty and the Beast $17 Program children FREE
Mystic Aquarium Sleepover Sat Feb 9th 2013
Stratford IGIP Vazzy’s Night Fundraiser Wed Feb 20th 5-10pm eat in or take out just mention IGIP! Please spread the word!
Penny Fair @ Wooster Sat Mar 2nd 11:00 – 3:00
Easter Egg Hunt @ Boothe Park Sat Mar 23rd at 10:00 SHARP
Sound Tigers with Chuck-a-puck @ Webster Arena Sat Apr 20th 7:00
Camp High Rock Princess/Guide Fri Jun 7th thru 9th
For more information please go to the IGIP website: www.angelfire.com/ct2/stfdigip/
The Sterling Bequest
August 15th, 2011
Upon his death in 1918, John W. Sterling, B.A. 1864, left Yale a $15 million bequest. At that time, it was the largest donation in the University’s history-adjusted for inflation, today it would be equivalent to a gift of almost $124 million. Sterling’s generous gift enabled Yale to begin a massive construction project, erecting the Chemistry Laboratory, Sterling Hall of Medicine, Sterling Memorial Library, Sterling Law Buildings, Sterling Divinity Quadrangle, Sterling Tower, and the Hall of Graduate Studies.
In addition to funds spent on new buildings, Sterling set aside monies for specific Endowment activities, ranging in purpose from professorships and scholarships to the maintenance of the new Sterling buildings. The Largest component of the funds endowed twenty-eight prestigious Sterling Professorships.
For more information on the history of Sterling House, visit our History Page located on our website.