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Stamford Corps

198 Selleck Street
Stamford, CT 06902
(203) 359-2320, 2321
Fax: (203) 359-0356

Corps Officers: Lieutenants Walter & Lila Droz
Email: Walter.Droz@use.salvationarmy.org
Lila.Droz@use.salvationarmy.org

Lieutenants Walter & Lila Droz

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Programming

Women's Ministries

Home League

(Thursday: 10:00AM.) A four-fold program, with activities including wrapping gifts for children overseas (service), prayer meetings (worship), pic-nics (fellowship) and cake decorating (education).


Emergency Services

Food Pantry

Available monthly or as needed on emergency basis. Appointments scheduled during site hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

Diaper Bank
Appointments scheduled during site hours. Diapers distributed Mondays. This program was designed to relieve some financial burden for low-income families to ensure a better quality of life.

Clothing and Furniture Vouchers
Provided on emergency basis by compassionate staff.

Holiday Assistance Program
Thanksgiving baskets and Christmas Toys. Efforts also include distribution of clothing and bedding for children from birth through age twelve. Call end of September for October sign-up details.

Prescription drug discount cards and cell phone applications also available year-round.


Camp Opportunities

Vacation Bible School

(Tentatively June, 2013: 9:30AM - 2:00PM) Christian-based program for children ages 4 through 12, including bible stories, activities, crafts, and singing. Breakfast, lunch, and snacks provided.

Camp CONNRI, Ashford, CT
Christian-based sleep-away camp accredited by the American Camp Association. Stamford Corps provides transportation for Stamford and Greenwich children ages 7 through 15.

Senior Camp, Ashford, CT
Christian-based sleep-away camp ages 60 and over. Call for schedule. Session Fees: $140.00 per person (half-price), $15.00 for transportation as needed.


Community Contributions

Donations

Monetary, as well as donations of clothing, non-perishable food items, new toys, and school supplies, are gratefully accepted at our location.

Volunteer Opportunities
Variety of opportunities are available. Call for details.


Children's Programs

Fun Fridays

(Friday: 6:00PM - 8:00PM school year.) Children ages 4 and up. Organized recreational activities, video games, field trips, and Bible lessons. Dinner and snacks served.

Children’s Music and Arts Programs
Christian-based music and arts for children ages 4 and up. A Praise Dance Team and Soloists, Drama Team, Drama Monologues, Timbrels, work with vocal soloists, and junior music and arts training.

Corps Cadets
(Tuesday: 6:00PM - 7:15PM school year.) Course of study and training for youth in Jr. and High School on becoming efficient in The Salvation Army’s service.

Bible Bowl
(Tuesday: 4:30PM - 5:30PM school year.) Jr. and High School students study portions of scripture. Monthly competitions held.

Summer Lunch Program
(11:00AM - 12:30PM.) Lunches provided for Pre-K through High School children, along with supervised crafts, video games, bible stories, and outdoor fun.

Family Dinner and a Movie Night
Family-friendly films (G and PG), dinner, and snacks.

Back-to-School Back Pack Giveaway
Cook-out with face painting, carnival games, and free raffles, where backpacks and supplies distributed. Please call for pre-registration/details.


Community Care Ministries

Emergency Disaster Services (E.D.S.)

Responsive feeding programs and help for victims during natural disasters or local emergencies.

League of Mercy
Nursing home visitation for seniors via singing, games, bible lessons, and holiday gift distribution.

Home Visitation and Phone Assurance
Visitation to those shut in due to sickness, depression, or other hardships. Cooked meals, groceries, and simple household tasks provided.

Pastoral Counseling
Christian-based counseling offered on short-term basis. Referrals are provided for those in need.


Worhsip Services

Sunday:
10:00AM - 11:00AM: Sunday School (Classes: Adult, Pre K - K, Elementary School, and Jr. - High School)
11:15AM - 12:45PM: Holiness Meeting and Children’s Worship
1:00PM - 2:00PM: Jr. Soldiers and Jr. Soldiers Prep.
1:00PM - 2:00PM: Sr. Soldiers Classes
5:00PM - 6:00PM: Haitian Prayer Meeting

Wednesday:
5:00PM - 6:00PM: Praise and Worship Team Practice (Teens and adults)
6:45PM - 7:30PM: Adult Bible Study (Children to adults)

Saturday:
5:00PM - 6:00PM: Children’s Bible Study


Recent News


Stamford Star Search

Music & Arts Students Win Awards

at Salvation Army Star Search in Hershey

STAMFORD – The "Sweetest Place on Earth," Hersey, Pennsylvania – home of Hershey Chocolate, hosted the 30th Annual Salvation Army Star Search competition. Star Search took place the first weekend in June, with over 400 children participating in this event, including five youth from The Stamford Salvation Army Red Shield & Arts Academy. Candra Quetant, Jasmine Williams, Allana VanHouten, and Wyklend Turenne came together to compete in the dance team section and John Carlos Mendez competed in the drama monologue section.

How they did, The Salvation Army's history with music, and Stamford's Red Shield Music & Arts Academy...

 


Community Service Award

An Interview with Former Mayor Michael Pavia

Our Stamford Community Service Award Winner!

STAMFORD - The Salvation Army of Stamford recently held their Annual Recognition Breakfast and awarded former Mayor Michael Pavia with their "Community Service Award." Mayor Pavia was kind enough to answer a few questions about Stamford, The Salvation Army, and his term as Mayor. The interview...


Stamford Breakfast(L-R Michael Pavia, Tom McKiernan, Lt. Walter Droz, and Rebecca Smith.)

Rebecca Smith and Michael Pavia Honored

Large Turnout for Stamford Recognition Breakfast!

STAMFORD - The Salvation Army of Stamford held its Third Annual Recognition Breakfast on May 9 at the Italian Center of Stamford to honor Rebecca Smith with its "Volunteer of the Year Award" and former Mayor Michael Pavia with its "Community Service Award." Advisory Board Member Thomas J. McKiernan served as the Master of Ceremonies and did most of the heavy lifting in preparing and organizing this wonderful breakfast.

Tom got the program started by introducing Stamford Corps Officer Lt. Walter Droz...


Rebecca

Can You Spell Volunteer?

In Stamford, it's spelled R-E-B-E-C-C-A - S-M-I-T-H

STAMFORD - Salvation Army Stamford Corps Officer, Lieutenant Walter Droz, proudly acknowledged how "God was smiling on Stamford the day that He brought Rebecca here to volunteer. We are truly blessed to have such a wonderful person serve us and our clients in our time of need."

Rebecca Smith is a native of the Bronx, NY, but moved to Connecticut approximately three and a half years ago. The heart of a true volunteer...


Christmas

Your Donations at Work

STAMFORD — The current slogan on the Stamford City Website is "One Great City." We at The Salvation Army agree. It was because of the great people of this great city that The Salvation Army was able to successfully help the families and individuals that came to us for help during this holiday season. Every donation that was dropped in our buckets was able to bring a Thanksgiving meal to over 300 families and a Christmas to over 400 Stamford Children. We could tell of so many stories, but like they say, "A picture speaks louder than words!" Read as originally posted on Stamford Patch...


Regency Heights of Stamford

Bringing Cheer to Regency Heights Residents

With gifts, carols, and conversation!

STAMFORD - Even with the holidays so busy, The Salvation Army always finds time to spread cheer to the elderly. For example, children from The Salvation Army's Music and Arts Academy distributed socks and toiletries to residents of the Regency Heights of Stamford, a provider of skilled nursing care for Fairfield County. Residents also enjoyed Christmas carols sung by the children. In the end, this was a positive experience for everyone involved.


Back-to-School Book Bag Giveaway(Photo by Erik Trautmann, The Hour, from last year's event.)

Stamford Police Association and
Community Groups Join for 2013 Back-to-School
Book Bag Giveaway on August 17

STAMFORD - Summer is flying by and the school year is on the horizon.

To ensure that all students have book bags, the Stamford Police Association (SPA) is coming together with the Salvation Army, Southwood Square, Entenmann’s, ShopRite and First County Bank for their annual Back Pack Give Away Day from 11 am – 2 pm on Saturday, Aug. 17 at Stamford Police Headquarters, 805 Bedford Street. The event includes a barbecue where volunteers from the SPA and The Salvation Army will serve free hamburgers, hot dogs and soda to children and their parents. More details provided by this Stamford Plus Online article...