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Sanford Strong Coalition is a partnership of residents, organizations, businesses and others invested in the future of Greater Sanford.  The Coalition provides ways for the community to share information and access resources, while supporting initiatives to strengthen the health, well-being, and success of Sanford’s children, youth and their families. The Coalition is governed by a steering committee, staffed by Strategies for a Stronger Sanford, and supported by its members. Membership is free and open to anyone concerned about the future of Greater Sanford and its people. Join today. Also, like us on Facebook.

Community Events

Sep
3
Wed
York Hoarding Task Force Meeting @ York County Community Action
Sep 3 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

We will be meeting the first Wednesday of every month from 9 to 10:30 at York County Community Action in Sanford.

Addict in the Family @ Portland Recovery Community Center
Sep 3 @ 5:45 pm – 7:15 pm

This support group, facilitated by addicts and alcoholics active in recovery, is for friends and families who are struggling to cope with a loved one’s addiction. We offer a unique perspective on addiction from a first hand experience. Our goal is to educate and equip families with the tools they need to confidently make decisions that support recovery in both the family and their addicted loved one.

*Addict in the Family is a closed meeting for friends and families only*  It is not a support group for addicts and alcoholics.

Contacts: John Buro , Eric Girard, Corey Gamberg

Sep
4
Thu
Our Schools Our Future meetings @ Strategies for a Stronger Sanford Community Bldg.
Sep 4 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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Parents and community members are encouraged to join Our Schools Our Future every Thursday. Please feel free to Drop In anytime between 4:00 – 6:00 PM, at the Strategies for a Stronger Sanford Community Bldg. ( East Side Acres Community Center).  We will be there every Thursday hosting an open forum and discussion on how parents and community members can impact the school change process.  Come share your ideas or concerns, hear what other parents are saying and learn about emerging parent action groups.  OSOF will provide space, guidance, support and logistical help for parents who want to join or start a parent action group.  OSOF elevates the voice of community members and parents in schools.  FMI: contact Rachel Phipps or  423-0098.

Sep
7
Sun
Grandparent’s Day 5K, One Mile Walk & Kid’s Fun Run @ Sanford Springvale YMCA
Sep 7 @ 8:30 am

Our Grandparent’s Day 5k is to benefit Partners for a Hunger-Free York County’s Farm Fresh Foods for Seniors project and will be held on outdoor trails at the Sanford-Springvale YMCA. The event will include a 5K run, one mile walk, free kids fun run and other activities for people of all ages and abilities. The proceeds will to go toward senior farm shares and support the promotion and implementation of healthy eating and active living for York County’s aging population.

Schedule of Events:

8:30am: FREE Kids Fun Run

9:00am: 5K Race begins

9:10: 1 mile walk begins

Register online :http://www.hungerfreeyorkcounty.org/grandparents-day-5k.html or download the registration form and mail to: Partners for a Hunger Free Community,c/oUWYC, PO Box 727, Kennebunk, ME 04043

Please Note: checks should be made payable to United Way of York County with “5K” written in the memo.

Please call: 985-3359 ext.217 with any questions!

Fee: $15 for 5k Race or 1 mile walk

FREE! Kids Fun Run

 

 

Sep
9
Tue
Sanford Strong Coalition Meeting @ Strategies for a Stronger Sanford Community Bldg.
Sep 9 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
ACE (Active Community Environment) Team meeting @ CIty Hall - Third Floor Conference Room
Sep 9 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

ACE (Active Community Environment) Team is a local group that envisions a community where residents and visitors can walk or bike across town safely and comfortably. Their mission is to foster a community environment in Sanford that is safe and inviting for people of all ages to enjoy active lifestyles. ACE Team meetings are open for any local resident or organization that wants to be involved in advocating and promoting bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly policies, programs, and infrastructure. Join the next meeting!

FMI: Email ACE Team Chairman Lee Burnett

Sep
10
Wed
Addict in the Family @ Portland Recovery Community Center
Sep 10 @ 5:45 pm – 7:15 pm

This support group, facilitated by addicts and alcoholics active in recovery, is for friends and families who are struggling to cope with a loved one’s addiction. We offer a unique perspective on addiction from a first hand experience. Our goal is to educate and equip families with the tools they need to confidently make decisions that support recovery in both the family and their addicted loved one.

*Addict in the Family is a closed meeting for friends and families only*  It is not a support group for addicts and alcoholics.

Contacts: John Buro , Eric Girard, Corey Gamberg

Sep
11
Thu
SOOSTA @ Strategies for a Stronger Sanford Community Bldg.
Sep 11 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

The Sanford Out of School Time Alliance (SOOSTA) is about ensuring that every young person has a healthy, positive activity available to him or her during the hours that school is not in session.

Our Schools Our Future meetings @ Strategies for a Stronger Sanford Community Bldg.
Sep 11 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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Parents and community members are encouraged to join Our Schools Our Future every Thursday. Please feel free to Drop In anytime between 4:00 – 6:00 PM, at the Strategies for a Stronger Sanford Community Bldg. ( East Side Acres Community Center).  We will be there every Thursday hosting an open forum and discussion on how parents and community members can impact the school change process.  Come share your ideas or concerns, hear what other parents are saying and learn about emerging parent action groups.  OSOF will provide space, guidance, support and logistical help for parents who want to join or start a parent action group.  OSOF elevates the voice of community members and parents in schools.  FMI: contact Rachel Phipps or  423-0098.

Sep
17
Wed
Drug Free Communities Meeting @ WSSR-TV room at SRTC
Sep 17 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

The Drug Free Communities  (DFC) initiative is a community-wide effort of youth, parents, business leaders, schools, police officers, faith communities, health care providers, and others to decrease alcohol, marijuana and prescription drug use among Greater Sanford’s youth and adults.

Contact:  Connie Roux   Email:  croux@smhc.org

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