The West Haven Community House recently received a donation from the Probus Club of Greater New Haven in the amount of $2,185 to help offset the completion of a construction project at one of the agency’s residential homes for adults with intellectual disabilities. Norm Goodman, member of the Probus Club of Greater New Haven, contacted the Community House saying that they’d like to donate to a project for the agency.
The Probus Clubs are a voluntary organization of professional and businesspeople dedicated to helping people who are intellectually and physically challenged.
The first Probus Club was formed in 1921 in New Haven. There are presently six chapters located in Connecticut and Massachusetts. Their purpose is to improve the quality of life of people with disabilities through participatory events and fundraising functions.
All proceeds from their fundraising activities are allocated to service projects, which include contributions to the Special Olympics, special education scholarships, camperships, and other services and equipment for people with disabilities in our communities.
The project at the Community House included a ramp and door allowing the opportunity for mobility impaired residents to enjoy sitting on the front porch.
“It has been my pleasure to work with Mr. Goodman from Probus of Greater New Haven. It is heartwarming that there are still service organizations out there today like his, that proactively look for Community organizations like ours to support. Our residents will very much enjoy our new ramp to the front porch. Thank you Probus Club!”, said Peter Marinelli, West Haven Community House Director of Facility and Operations.