Introducing the Probus Clubs
The national Probus Club was founded in 1921 in New Haven, Connecticut. The Probus Club of Greater Bridgeport, chartered in 1939, is one of fifteen Probus Club chapters. The club is a volunteer civic organization of area professional and business leaders serving people who are intellectually and physically challenged in the greater Bridgeport area.
The members of the Probus club pride themselves in their activities which involve direct interaction with people who are intellectually and physically challenged. These activities allow local residents who are intellectually and physically challenged to expand their experiences and enrich their lives. Examples of these activities are our annual dinner dance, trips to baseball games, going to the circus, breakfast at a local diner, broadway shows, and other activities that our clients choose.
100 percent of the money we raise is used to fund our projects or is distributed to local organizations and agencies with programs to enhance the lives of people who are intellectually and physically challenged. Some of the agencies we work with are: The Kennedy Center, Inc., CLASP Homes, Inc., The Ella T. Grasso Center, The Music and Arts Center for the Handicapped, Quasar and SEPTA of Fairfield.
A special project of all Probians is a financial and moral commitment to the Probus House, established in 1982. This is a local group home for people who are intellectually and physically challenged.