February 4, 2017

SKP: Project Clayton Chalfant, a WWII Veteran from Westport, CT

Clayton Chalfant is a 92 year old WWII Veteran, who resides in Westport, CT with his high school sweetheart and wife of 69 years. Their modest home was originally built by Clayton’s father-in-law in the early 1950s. Their financial obligations had become difficult to manage, and they had been living with assistance from the Veterans…

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February 4, 2017

The Santa Klaus Project in the News

Project Clayton Chalfant was featured on multiple network-news stations, including NBC30 and WFSB. Thank you for helping us tell Clayton’s story!  

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October 1, 2016

A Homecoming BBQ for the Colafati Family

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  On Friday, September 16th we held a Homecoming BBQ for SFC Dave Colafati, to commemorate his service as well as his new roof. In attendance were veterans, family, and friends alike. The Cheshire Police Department also joined us in celebrating. Thank you very much to the local businesses who sponsored the event or provided a donation.  …

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September 21, 2016

Their Roof is on the House!

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It was a privilege to be able to provide a new roof for SFC Dave Colafati and his family in Cheshire, CT. Please watch this video documenting the installation of their roof, right here.        

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September 1, 2016

Announcing our 2nd ‘Santa Klaus Project’ Recipient…

    We are pleased to announce our second Santa Klaus Project recipient, Clayton Chalfant of Westport, CT.      Clayton Chalfant is a 92 year old WWII Veteran, who resides in Westport, CT with his high school sweetheart and wife of 69 years. Their modest home was originally built by Clayton’s father-in-law in the…

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August 25, 2016

Homecoming BBQ for SFC Colafati

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We have scheduled a homecoming BBQ for close friends and family of SFC Dave Colafati. This is to commemorate Dave’s return home as well as the first official Santa Klaus Project. There will be a pig roast provided by Pete Gural aka Pete the Butcher, a Klingberg Family Center alumnus. Klaus Larsen would like to thank the following…

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August 25, 2016

SFC Dave Colafati’s Roof is On!

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We just completed the roof replacement of our first official Santa Klaus Project roof recipient, SFC Dave Colafati.This project included the tear off and recycling of one layer of roofing. We then replaced all damaged plywood, and installed an aluminum drip edge around the perimeter or the roofline. SmartVents were installed along the eaves and…

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August 4, 2016

Klaus Larsen & The Klingberg Family Centers

The Klingberg Family Center was founded by John E. Klingberg, Swedish born immigrant who knew, early on, the hardships of poverty. From a young age, John derived hope from his faith and the benevolent kindness of others. After moving to the United States, He served the community of New Britain, CT as a pastor. In…

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