'Community House' Happenings
A publication of the West Haven Community House - June 2017
Everyone is a Winner at 'A Night at the Races'
Many thanks to all who supported our ‘Night at the Races’ fundraising event on May 19th. We appreciate the generosity of our participants, ad book sponsors, board members, volunteers and in-kind donors and gratefully acknowledge our Corporate Sponsors including Platinum Sponsors MacDermid EnthoneSilver Sponsors Client Server Technologies, ConnectiCare, The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, Eder Bros, Inc. and DeGennaro Auto & Truck Repair and Host Sponsor the University of New Haven.
Click here for to view photos from the event.
Field Trip to The Capital Building
Recently, a few clients and staff from our Community Connections program visited the state capital building where they sat in on a hearing and met some local and state representatives. With the state-wide budget cuts to social service programs, it was great to meet face-to-face with some legislators and advocate for the vital services we offer.
The cuts to social services program will have a serious impact on many West Haven families who rely on our programs and services.
The best way to help stop these cuts is for all residents and concerned citizens to contact our local and state legislators and let them know how important our programs are to you and your family. 
Sponsorship OpportunitiesArticle Image
We invite you to become a Corporate Sponsor for the year by providing a single donation that supports our special events, eliminating multiple requests. In return, your company’s support is promoted throughout the year highlighting your business and brand while reinforcing your reputation as a leader in our community.
For 75 years, the Community House has served as THE cornerstone social service agency in West Haven. We have come a long way since 1941, but we still need your support. State-wide budget cuts have made it more difficult for us to continue to provide the level of service that so many families rely on each day.
Click here to learn more about our sponsorship opportunities.
80 Preschoolers Heading to Kindergarten
Article ImageThis month, four out of eight Head Start classrooms will hold specially themed, year-end graduations. In all, 80 pre-schoolers will be successfully prepared to enter Kindergarten in the Fall.
More than 30 parents, grandparents and friends came with flowers and balloons to a recent graduation celebration where the children received "diplomas", along with lots of hugs from teachers and family members.
Shop & Support WHCH
When you shop at Five Below  in Milford from June 4th to 10th, present this flyer and 10% of your purchase will be donated to the Community House.
Thanks for your support and please share. Don't forget this flyer! 
Open Mic Night - 6/9
Calling all youth musicians and singers, come to our monthly Youth Open Mic Nights presented by The Rock House School of Music this Friday, June 9th, 6pm - 9pm.  This is a great opportunity for youth musicians to showcase their talent. Reserve early.
To register, please contact Cathy or John McCarthy from The Rock House School of Music at 203-996-5576 or 203-934-2501. 
Spring Cleaning Time
Consider donating your gently used household and clothing items to Helping Hands and help the Community House at the same time. Choose the Community House on their list of member agencies and we receive a portion of the sale of your items. Thank you!
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