Santa Energy Contributes to STAR, Inc.
Santa Energy doesn’t just serve the heating and cooling needs of Fairfield and New Haven Counties, we are part of a great community and are dedicated to serving and supporting organizations that help people in need throughout our community. We were impressed with what STAR does for individuals with disabilities and we wanted to help with their mission.
STAR, Inc., Lighting the Way is a not-for-profit organization serving individuals of all ages with developmental disabilities, as well as providing support services to their families. They create opportunities for individuals to live full lives with independence, freedom of choice, and personal growth by providing support, services, and advocacy. They inform and encourage the community to recognize and appreciate the value of all individuals. STAR programs support our neighbors in Darien, Norwalk, New Canaan, Wilton, Westport and Weston.
In a recent visit to the STAR headquarters in Norwalk, Ed Santa, Vice President of Santa Buckley Energy, toured the facilities and was thoroughly impressed with the work being done to help individuals with disabilities. Due to the help and training of the STAR staff, many of the individuals were able to work in the kitchen, take a dance class, make jewelry and even help assemble packages that many of us see delivered to our doors each day. “I was so impressed to see how much STAR does, they really are making a difference in the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities and we are happy to help such a great cause” Ed said.
The Director of Operations, Bill Casale, showed Ed how Santa Energy’s $18,000 donation was going to be used to complete much needed repairs to their atrium in the main building. With the structure of the atrium weakening it poses a serious threat to the safety and well-being of everyone in the building and having it repaired is a priority. “We are so thrilled to receive a contribution to help us maintain and improve our facility. With the partnership and support from generous businesses like Santa Energy, STAR is able to provide future services and advocate for all rights and opportunities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities” Bill said. “This truly is a gift from Santa!”