Stertil-Koni has made a $10,000 donation to Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Bailey’s Café, a 501(c) (3) charity providing creative and collaborative environments to community members in the Central Brooklyn area as well as communities across New York City, according to an announcement. The group is especially well-known for bringing its vision to life through partnerships with local leaders and inter-generational volunteers — all focused on community-building through service and the arts.
“It’s an uplifting mission that is indeed making a positive difference in the lives of so many. That’s why Stertil-Koni, a company that is also dedicated to the lifting process, in our case large trucks and buses, is so proud to have helped Bailey’s Café bring to fruition its beautiful location where people can come together and express themselves through art, dance, writing and more,” says Dr. Jean DellAmore, Stertil-Koni president
In addition, support from Stertil-Koni benefits year-round activities at the Café, including after-school programs, summer camps and art programs for girls at-risk, as well as fostering platforms focused on community-building and inclusiveness.
“We believe in nurturing and guiding individuals in their pursuit of self-knowledge through acting, video making, writing, service, cooking, music, dance and fine arts. We aim to create an atmosphere of collective awareness, respect and responsibility, built on the talents and resources of the community,” says Stefanie Siegel, the organization’s founder and director.
In making today’s announcement, Siegel says, “Stertil-Koni has supported Bailey’s programming for four years. They have been tremendous to the Café, helping us to reach new heights in our mission to provide an inclusive and safe place for multiple generations to express themselves and grow as artists. We are honored to have them as a member of Bailey’s Circle of Angel Donors and look forward to continuing to build our partnership.”
DellAmore adds, “Stertil-Koni is delighted to join Bailey’s Café in its journey of developing artistic talent and inspiring change through the arts. It’s a noble mission with real-world benefits for people living in the greater New York area.”