About Sanford Strong

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

Meet the Candidate @ The Y Trafton Center
Apr 25 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

Come and meet Bill King, Democratic candidate for Sheriff of York County!

Drug Take Back Day @ Sanford Police Dept.
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

GOT DRUGS?  Turn in your unused, unwanted or expired medications for safe disposal.  This includes prescription, over-the-counter, or veterinary pills, drops, and ointments.

  • Anonymous and FREE
  • Prescription and over-the-counter medicines
  • Remove any personal identifying info from the label
  • NO thermometers, batteries, or durable medical equipment
  • NO intravenous solutions, injectables, or syringes
  • Illegal substances are not included in this initiative

Sanford Police Dept.: Police Station, 935 Main St., Sanford; Marden’s Parking Lot, 1247 B Main St., Sanford

York County Sheriff Dept.: Goodwin Mills Fire Station, 481 Goodwin’s Mill Rd., Lyman; Hannaford Supermarket, 20 Sokokis Trail, Waterboro; Rite Aid, 151 Maple St., Cornish

Partners for Healthier Communities * Sanford Police Dept. * York County Sheriff  Dept.

United Way of York County Annual Meeting Celebration @ Dutch Elm Golf Course
May 1 @ 5:00 pm

Charting the Course FOR OUR FUTURE. Please join us for our Annual Celebration!


4:00-5:00 Leaders’ Circle Event

5:00-5:15 Registration & Networking

5:15-6:30 Welcome & Program

RSVP: Before April 25th.  Hors d’oevres and cash bar. Cost:  $20 per person

Phone: 207-985-3359/Online:  www.buildcommunity.org

Healthy Kids Day! @ Sanford Springvale YMCA
May 3 all-day

HEALTHY KIDS DAY! FREE TO THE COMMUNITY!(Sat. Time TBD); Save the date for this informational, educational and fun family event! This event will have local business participating and sponsoring family activities and information! Stay tuned for a full listing of details!

To get involved and help with our annual event, contact Sarah Littlefield at SLittlefield@sanfordymca.org or call 324-4942 and ask for Sarah!

Spirit of Learning Sunday
May 4 all-day

Teams of adults and students who have been prepared by Jane Feinberg will share information about why and what is happening in our schools.  They will speak briefly about student-centered, proficiency-based learning and distribute fliers in the churches of Sanford and Springvale.  The purpose of “Spirit of Learning“ Sunday is to let folks who may not have connections to the schools know how our schools are changing to prepare all students for successful futures and how Sanford/Springvale will benefit.  Please consider becoming a member of a team.  The training with Jane will take place on 4/16 (W) from 4 until 6.  Contact Kristen Wiegand at <kwiegand@sanford.org> if you are willing and able to participate.

Sanford Strong Coalition Retreat @ Strategies for a Stronger Sanford Community Bldg.
May 6 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Sanford Strong Coalition Retreat : (8:00 am to Noon, lunch Noon to 1:00) Nasson Community Center, Springvale, ME.  Please set aside the morning of May 6th for an energetic, forward-looking planning session for the Sanford Strong Coalition. Whether you have been a part of coalition activities for years or just days, you are encouraged to participate, share your ideas and help shape what the coalition will look like in 2014 and beyond.  Contact Harry Brown at hbrown@strongersanford.org  or Nichole Ivey at nivey@strongersanford.org  for details.

York Hoarding Task Force Meeting @ York County Community Action
May 7 @ 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.

SOOSTA @ Strategies for a Stronger Sanford Community Bldg.
May 8 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 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.

Creating Community Connections for Transition Aged Youth @ Wishcamper Center
May 14 @ 9:00 am – 1:30 pm

So. Maine Youth Transition Network *Relationships*Skills*Opportunities

Keynote Speaker: Colby Swettberg, Executive Director of Adoption and Foster Care Mentoring, will discuss the importance of strong and healthy adult partnerships for youth in transitions. Ms. Swettberg will be followed by panel discussion, lunch, and the short film “A Shoestring for Mackenzie”.

Co sponsors: Project Aware, Portland Mentoring Alliance, Seeds of Independence, Strategies for a Stronger Sanford,Community Partnership for Protecting Children.



Hoarding 101 Training @ Wells Reserve
May 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This is a great opportunity to learn about the disorder. I urge all of you to come out!

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