Cornerstone Cares – About Us
Soupfest 2016 coming soon
The annual Cornerstone Soupfest is on Thursday, November 3rd from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm at St. Bernard Church Hall at 25 St. Bernard Terrace in Rockville. Admission is free and the evening's theme is "SOUP-er Responders" featuring soups provided by Vernon, Tolland and Crystal Lake Volunteer fire and ambulance companies. They also have a raffle of four Visa Gift Cards ($500, $400, $300, $250) with the winner chosen that night of Soupfest. Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased at Advanced Kitchens on West Road in Ellington or contact Tom Stauffer at firstname.lastname@example.org. All proceeds will go directly to benefit the soup kitchen, food cupboard, clothing bank, overnight shelter and youth center.
Tickets can be purchased at Advanced Kitchens on West Road in Ellington or contact Tom Stauffer at email@example.com.
Cornerstone Cares – Food Cupboard Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Food Cupboard Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
For information see our Food Cupboard page. Food Cupboard
Soup Fest Celebration
July in the Sky
National Night Out
Cornerstone Cares – Foodshare Annual Walk-a-thon
Cornerstone Foundation stands behind Foodshares 33rd annual walk-a-thon.
Foodshare is a much needed organization providing food to the agencies that feed the hungry.
Wishing them a successful fundraising event,
The Cornerstone Foundation, Inc.
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Cornerstone Cares – Founder’s Reflections
Dear Friends of the Cornerstone,
With the closing of shelters in East Hartford 17 beds, Manchester 40 beds, and now Tri-Town Shelter 15 beds a total of 72 beds no longer available creates a major problem. The homeless, both men and women with children are coming to the Cornerstone looking for shelter. Many of them are Vernon-Rockville residents. Unfortunately we cannot help them because we are a 15 bed shelter filled to capacity.
Just this past week we had three homeless people come to us seeking shelter. One of them a young homeless man carrying all of his belongings in a huge black bag came to the door and said "I’m hungry", "could I have something to eat?" Of course we fed him but because we are filled to capacity we could not offer him shelter. When he was finished eating he left carrying with the huge black bag hanging over his shoulder. Where he was going I can only guess. The pleading for help and look of desperation on the faces of those seeking help is heart-breaking. Until we have an empty bed the only thing we can do is to tell the homeless who come seeking shelter that they need to call 211 for a bed knowing full well there is a waiting list of weeks. It is beyond my comprehension why in America we have such a problem taking care of our own. So, we will continue to pray for our homeless and hungry neighbor and will do all that we can to help them.
We are grateful for all that you do to help us feed and shelter the homeless. Because of your consideration our shelter was able to provide 5,500 bed nights, our soup kitchen provided 54 thousand meals including food bags, our Clothing Bank Etc provided over 69,000 items of clothing and in addition provided furniture and other household items. What is equally as important is collaborating with Kidsafe providing a safe place in the Cornerstone Community Center for the youth of our town to congregate.
Thank you for sharing and caring. You have made a difference.
Please keep us in your Prayer.
Founder & Executive Director
The Cornerstone Foundation, Inc.
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