Civic and school-based groups, along with other members of the community, leverage their time, energy and resources to conduct and host fundraising activities on behalf of SARAH’s mission. These community-led initiatives are critical to helping us fulfill our mission.

Current community event partners include the Guilford Education Association’s Annual Read-a-thon, Madison Wine Exchange’s Make the Holidays Sparkle tasting event, Knights of Columbus Fish Fry Fridays and Tootsie Roll Drives and many other generous community groups. We are grateful for their creativity and dedication to our mission.

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 follow the tips below to spread the word about our fundraising goal!

Share and share alike. Online days of giving are successful because of our own networks. Help us grow our network by sending this email to your network and ask your friends to do the same.

Be socially (media) active. Use your social media networks: post on Facebook, tweet about The Great Give® 2021, and share your love for the work we do and the mission of SARAH!

Become a fundraising champion. Everyone loves a champion, including us! We really need fundraising champions to help drive people to our The Great Give® 2021 profile on May 4th – 5th. Sign up to fundraise by visiting our Great Give Profile!

Thank you in advance for your support!

Friday Night Cooking Class with Mary…Benefits SARAH Foundation

Foodies Take Note:  Looking for something fun to do from the comfort of your own home, while benefitting a good cause? Join us for this unique fundraiser to benefit the SARAH Foundation!
Mary’s Culinary is hosting a virtual cooking class on Friday, March 26th from 5:30-6:30 PM. Cook alongside Mary and your friends and then enjoy a delicious home-made gourmet meal with your family!

A little about Mary…Mary has cooked her entire life.  She learned sitting on the counter as a young child, like most Italian children do, watching her mother baking and cooking traditional Italian cuisine. She spent many years working in the restaurant business and also working with children of all ages and abilities in New Haven Public Schools. Some of her classes are co-taught by her husband Greg who is an award winning culinary arts and restaurant management teacher at both the high school and college level.

This event is for all ages! Proceeds will benefit The SARAH Foundation. Ticket prices are $30 per household with an option to buy $10 raffle tickets for a chance to win a wine/baking/gift card basket valued over $250! Space is limited.

To reserve your spot or for more details, click here!

Virtual Barre Class – 100% of Your Donation Benefits the SARAH Foundation!

Join us for a Virtual Barre Class on March 20th at 9:30AM with Simone Gell of TrueForm! 100% of your donation for participating in this event will benefit the SARAH Foundation!  Get fit while giving back to our organization — a great way to start your day!

This barre class is designed for ALL levels. All you need is a mat, chair, and optional light hand weights.

To register, send your donation to Simone. The suggested donation is $25-50. Donations should be sent via Venmo to @Simone-Gell with a note SARAH Donation in the memo.

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!


WHERE: 390 South Union Street, Guilford (The East Creek Landing Banquet Facility)        

WHEN: Friday, March 12th from 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM


  • Fried Fish Dinner, includes fries and coleslaw — $14
  • Baked Fish Dinner, Includes green beans and coleslaw  — $14
  • French Fries — $3.50
  • Caesar Salad — $7
  • Mac & Cheese — $6
  • Hot Dog –$3.50
  • Grilled Cheese — $4.50
  • Stuffed Clams (3) — $8
  • Bowl of Clam Chowder –$5
  • Brownie –$1

For more information call Dan Walker at 203-640-1919.

Dinner options can selected and purchased upon arrival. Cash, credit or debit cards accepted.

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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 reading. Thank you to the GEA members past and present and the decades of Guilford students who have helped to support SARAH’s mission!

Madison Wine Exchange Tasting Events

Madison Wine Exchange hosts monthly tasting events open to the public. Each month the resident sommelier, Joe Dolce, selects a wine variety and/or geographic region and offers an in-depth tasting experience for guests to learn about the various wines and regions. The largest annual event, Make the Holiday’s Sparkle, takes place in November and is the best tasting experience you will have all year. The proceeds from all tasting events benefit the SARAH Foundation. To see the schedule of upcoming events and to purchase tickets visit the Madison Wine Exchange website.