Trackside Teen Center in Wilton receives $3,000 grant for energy efficiency project

The staff of the Trackside Teen Center in Wilton send a big thank to the family owned heating oil company Santa Energy/Servco Oil and Propane company General Manager Stephen Santa for generously providing a $3,000 grant to the Trackside Teen Center through the Connecticut Neighborhood Association Act. Santa Energy’s donation will help Trackside begin work on a much-needed energy efficiency project at the center, replacing the many old windows, and doors in the historic Dana House, that is on the 15 Station Road property in Wilton. A photo from the receipt of the money, is shown.

The staff of the Trackside Teen Center in Wilton send a big thank to the family owned heating oil company Santa Energy/Servco Oil and Propane company General Manager Stephen Santa for generously providing a $3,000 grant to the Trackside Teen Center through the Connecticut Neighborhood Association Act. Santa Energy’s donation will help Trackside begin work on a much-needed energy efficiency project at the center, replacing the many old windows, and doors in the historic Dana House, that is on the 15 Station Road property in Wilton. A photo from the receipt of the money, is shown.

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The staff of the Trackside Teen Center in Wilton send a big thank to the family owned heating oil company Santa Energy/Servco Oil and Propane company General Manager Stephen Santa for generously providing a $3,000 grant to the Trackside Teen Center through the Connecticut Neighborhood Association Act.

Santa Energy’s donation will help Trackside begin work on a much-needed energy efficiency project at the center, replacing the many old windows, and doors in the historic Dana House, that is on the 15 Station Road property in Wilton.

“We are grateful for the support of Santa Energy on this important project at Trackside,” Trackside Teen Center Director Cindy Moser told Hearst Connecticut Media.

Moster also shared that while often building upgrade projects such as this are not readily noticeable to those who use a facility, Trackside Teen Center members, and people, who use Trackside’s facility frequently, such as the Genesis Alternative High School Program, Crossway Worship Center members and the Wilton Safe Rides program volunteers, have expressed excitement, knowing that the new windows, and doors will help make the facility more comfortable, and enjoyable yearround.

Through the Neighborhood Assistance Act, Santa Energy will be contributing over $30,000 to the following seven Wilton-based organizations, along with other organizations throughout Fairfield County.

The organizations are: The Norwalk River Valley Trail, the Riverbrook Regional YMCA, Wilton YMCA Branch, and Norwalk YMCA Branch, the Trackside Teen Center, the Wilton Historical Society, the Wilton Library, the Wilton Soccer Association, and the Wilton Youth Council.

The Neighborhood Assistance Act Tax Credit Program is designed to provide funding for municipal, and tax exempt organizations by providing a corporation business tax credit for businesses that make cash contributions to the entities.

Businesses receive a credit of 60 percent of their approved contribution to certain programs, and 100 percent in the case of energy conservation programs.

Overall, the Neighborhoold Assistance Act Tax Credit Program will distribute $5 million to Connecticut-based non-profit organizations in 2022.

Santa Energy has been a major participant in the program since its inception, and will provide over $125,000 to 25 different organizations throughout Connecticut.

“We are thrilled to be supporting these awesome organizations in Wilton and throughout the state,” Steve Santa told Hearst Connecticut Media.

“Our Servco Oil & Propane team has been serving Wilton for over 6 decades. We feel it is important to support the communities who support us so we are grateful the state created this wonderful opportunity for giving back,” he said.