Recent news from the SARAH Foundation.

Flipping a house for charity in North Branford

July 4, 2022 Updated: July 5, 2022 Flipping a house for charity in North Branford (ctinsider.com) NORTH BRANFORD — The wait is over for followers of the SARAH Project, which aims to raise money by flipping a house. Six months after announcing its newest fundraising venture, the SARAH Foundation has purchased a house and work has…

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What a Night at the SARAH Gala!

The 2022 SARAH Gala was a resounding success! We were elated to gather with so many new and old friends on Wednesday, May 18th for the annual SARAH Gala. It was great to be back at Woodwinds in Branford, CT to enjoy their beautiful venue and delicious food. Upon arrival, guests were treated to live…

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The 2022 G.E.A. Readathon for SARAH!

The annual readathon goes virtual again in 2022! For more than 60 years, the Guilford Education Association has supported the SARAH Foundation through the annual read-a-thon and other activities. Guilford’s four elementary schools and Baldwin Middle School are participating in the annual read-a-thon. The students at each school are reading and raising money to support…

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SARAH Gala is Back in May!

After adjusting our event calendar in 2021 due to ongoing COVID concerns, we are moving the SARAH Gala back to the month of May this year. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, May 18th at Woodwinds in Branford, CT. We are planning an exciting event with the help of our event chair, Carolyn Wolff along…

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Announcing The SARAH Project!

We are thrilled to launch The SARAH Project! Built by the community. With the community. For the SARAH community. The idea for The SARAH Project was hatched during the pandemic, as a result of the need to get creative about fundraising! The partnership between the SARAH Foundation and The Social REdesign is just that; an innovative…

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Thank You for Helping Us End 2021 on a High Note

Because of your unwavering support and generosity, we not only reached but exceeded our Year-End Holiday Matching Gift goal by raising just over $85,000! For this, we THANK YOU! Your gift to SARAH helps to ensure that the individuals we serve receive opportunities to be fully integrated into our community in ways that are meaningful and fulfilling.…

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Seeking Businesses to Join SARAH Partners Program

The SARAH Foundation continues to seek opportunities to partner with area businesses. Visit our SARAH Partners Program page to read more about the program and to see how some of our recent partners have worked with us to generate goodwill with customers while helping to generate critical resources for SARAH’s mission. Each partnership is unique…

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D’Andrea Group is a Star in the Month of July

Buy a Star Donut and Support the SARAH Foundation! For the month of July, the D’Andrea Group will donate $1.00 for each “Star Donut” purchased at their three Guilford locations. Stop in throughout the month of July for your coffee and Star Donut and help support SARAH! Guilford Dunkin Locations: 556 Boston Post Road 1200…

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GEA Read-a-Thon for SARAH

Visit the Read-a-Thon Fundraising Page to Find Your School and Make a Donation Today! Schools in Guilford are gearing up to launch the 2021 GEA Read-a-Thon for SARAH! For more than 60 years, the Guilford Education Association has supported the SARAH Foundation through the annual read-a-thon and other activities. This year, as with most things…

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The Great Give 2021

We are counting down the days to The Great Give® 2021! Show your support for the mission of SARAH on May 4th & 5th during a 36 hour national giving movement. How can you help us make this event successful?  Visit the SARAH Foundation profile on The Great Give website to make a donation and/or…

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SARAH Partners Program

SARAH Foundation seeks businesses to join the SARAH Partners Program! With the continued uncertainty surrounding our ability to host traditional event-based fundraisers in 2021 due to COVID-19 restrictions, the SARAH Foundation is looking for opportunities to partner with local businesses. Partnership concepts include, but are not limited to, register round-up campaigns, proceeds from designated product sales,…

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Fabulous Fish Fry Friday

The Knights of Columbus have begun their Fabulous Fish Fry Fridays! This year, instead of dining in, food will be available for purchase a la carte for curbside pick-up. Save the date for Friday, March 12th as a portion of the proceeds from this Fish Fry event will benefit the SARAH Foundation! EVENT DETAILS: WHERE:…

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Year-End Campaign Thank You

We are overwhelmed by the generosity of so many individuals and businesses who contributed to our 2020 Year-End Campaign.  Your support demonstrates your belief in our organization and a commitment to the work of SARAH — to help individuals live fulfilling, productive and engaged lives within the community. Our original goal was to raise $80,000…

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GEA 2019-2020 SARAH Read-a-Thon

On 12/8/2020, the Guilford Educator’s Association (GEA) made a generous donation from this year’s SARAH Read-a-Thon. We thank the GEA for its continued support of this annual fundraiser and all the children who participated!  Despite this year’s fundraiser being interrupted by COVID, the students pulled through and district continued its annual tradition of supporting the…

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A Magical Birthday Cake For You

NEW BOOK RELEASE — Proceeds will benefit the SARAH Foundation!     We are excited to announce that local shoreline author, Jeannie Dapra, has dedicated a portion of sales from of her latest book, A Magical Birthday Cake For You, to the SARAH Foundation. With the holidays just around the corner, consider this book for a…

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Greater New Haven COVID-19 Community Fund

Thank you to The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven and the United Way of Connecticut for their joint effort in providing funds through the Greater New Haven COVID-19 Community Fund. We were fortunate to receive these emergency funds to allow us to offset costs for necessary PPE for our front-line workers, thus ensuring the…

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GEA Read-a-thon

The Guilford Education Association and Guilford Public Schools has supported the SARAH Foundation for decades through the SARAH Read-a-Thon. This is one of the the most successful community-organized fundraisers for the SARAH Foundation. Students in all of Guilford’s elementary and middle schools participate in this fundraiser, which is based off of pledges they receive for…

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Page Taft Partners with SARAH Foundation for ‘Adopt-a-House’ Fall Clean-Up

Adopt-a-Home, a new SARAH Foundation initiative to help ensure local housing for people living with intellectual or other disabilities stays tidy and welcoming, kicked off last week with a fall spiff-up and beautification of one of the foundation’s independent living spaces.

“We try to make these homes where we have our clients even nicer places to live,” said SARAH Foundation Executive Director Ken Alberti. “And so that was kind of the idea that we pitched.”

The Guilford-based SARAH Foundation raises money to support a family of organizations all dedicated to assisting those with disabilities in various ways, including finding employment, living independently, and assisting with educational programs and early childhood intervention. Founded in 1957, SARAH serves communities from Old Saybrook to West Haven, providing services for more than 1,500 people in 2018, according to its annual report.

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