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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

2011 Sterling House Holiday Toy Drive and Adopt-A-Family program underway

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The Sterling House 2011 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, according to a statement.
"We hope we can provide gifts this holiday season for many youngsters once again," said Lou Perno, executive director.
"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," the statement said.  
On Dec. 17, EMS staff and other volunteers will deliver sacks of gifts to families throughout Stratford,  the statement said. "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," the statement said.
 "It's a wonderful example of how, in times of need, the residents and businesses of Stratford reach out in friendship and compassion, " Diane Sheridan, director of Community Development at the center, said, also in the statement
All monetary donations, toys and gift cards will be most appreciated. Last year thousands of gifts were distributed to children in Stratford. Any group interested in adopting a family for the holidays or for more information about the Sterling House 2011 Holiday Toy Drive and Adopt-A-Family Program please contact Lou Perno, Executive Director at Sterling House at 203-378-2606, Ext. 103 or

Editor's note: All information in this post was contributed.


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