This page contains events from 2015.
The Scrooge's Scramble racers run for a cause.
The Scrooge's Scramble 5 K road race was held Friday December 25th 2015.
Two hundred and eighteen individuals ran to raise funds to help the Cornerstone Foundation. The Cornerstone is a multi-faceted organization consisting of a soup kitchen, shelter, clothing bank and a community center.
Thank you to the following people who made this event possible.
Cornerstone Foundation celebrated our annual Christmas party on Saturday, December 19th at St. Bernard’s church in Vernon. One hundred children registered for invitations from ages 1 to 10.
There was live musical entertainment. The master of ceremonies (Kevin Hale-Higher Power Productions) directed the children’s dance contests including Limbo assisted by Felecia Gerardi. There were various games played and prizes won from games and contests. Children could choose winter coats provided by Knights of Columbus. There was a large selection of stuffed animals, hats, gloves and scarves for the children to select. There were two craft tables, Jane Johnson teaching how to design greeting cards, Rebecca teaching how to make tree ornaments. Also the children had fun with coloring books. We had a beautiful photo spot area based on the movie Frozen for picture taking opportunies provided by Mary Carlson of MJ Decorations Mary@MJDecorations.com. And of course, Santa stopped by to visit the children and distribute gifts from his bright red sack. Each child went home with a large gift bag of toys and a "goody” bag."
Thank you to all the volunteers who participated, making this Christmas party a success!
The celebration event was held at St Bernard’s Church Hall on Thursday, Nov 5th, from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm.
Funds raised are appreciated by The Cornerstone Foundation.
Thank you to all who participated and made this event successful.
And Thank you to all who attended and supported The Cornerstone Foundation.
Enjoy the collection of pictures from the celebration!
People went from booth to booth to learn about the many resources available to them from local agencies and businesses.
The Cornerstone Foundation had a booth representing the Soup Kitchen, Clothing Bank and Shelter.
There was also a Kid Safe booth. They run the community center for young people in one of the Cornerstone facilities. The Cornerstone Foundation, a non-profit organization, is celebrating 35 years of providing assistance to those in need. The Cornerstone’s booth had games, bean bag and ring toss, for the children. They received cute stuffed animals and lolipops for prizes. Staff was available for questions along with brochures and business cards to help inform the adults on services The Cornerstone Foundation provides.
Our goal is to help as many people as we can who are in need.
We want people to know there is hope and that Cornerstone Cares.
Clothing Bank Director
The Cornerstone Foundation
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The Cornerstone set up a tent selling bowls of chili and water at the July in the Sky fireworks event in downtown Rockville.
It was a way to familiarize people about The Cornerstone Foundation and its mission.
The chili was prepared by Isaiah, our own regional chili contest winner and national chili contest entrant. Joe, another soup kitchen chef, was right beside Isaiah every step of the way. During preparation, both were up their elbows preparing 30 gallons of delicious chili.
To help out our sales, one of the current residents from the Cornerstone Shelter bought some voucher chips for chili and water. He gave them away to people as they passed by. He said that Cornerstone has done great things for him and he wanted to give something back.
As more people came to the event, Joe stood in front of the tent and sold water while Isaiah was pushing his chili by saying “Look at my T-Shirt”. It was his National Chili Competition T-Shirt. Many people liked the chili so much they came back for seconds. Some of the customers came to buy chili because they were told how good it was by our previous customers.
Our regional chili champion, Isaiah, led our chili fundraiser along with our other hardworking dedicated team of volunteers to a resounding success.
Get ready for next year. It will be even better!
VCN (Vernon Community Network) Community Provider Fair
April 10th, 2015
The Cornerstone Foundation has had an opportunity to participate in the VCN (Vernon Community Network) Community Provider Fair.
Its mission is to help identify and coordinate resources for our community. It was a great opportunity to learn about our colleagues and share resources with them, Several people from the Cornerstone attended: Helen Syriac, Angela Atwater,Bryan Flint, Christine Filanowicz, Glenn Andrews, Evelyn Snay.
We held our traditional Easter Dinner, Sunday April 5th, 2015.Many families and individuals came to share in the Easter holiday festivites. Materials were provided to make Easter tree ornaments before dinner. The ornaments were used to decorate center pieces for the dinner tables. Grace was offered before the meal. Then everyone enjoyed a delicious ham dinner with all the trimmings. Each child received an Easter basket filled with goodies delivered to our soup kitchen especially for them. After dinner each person received a goody bag filled with a variety of candy.We are grateful for all the donations received to make this Easter celebration at the soup kitchen very special for all.
February 14th, 2015
Cornerstone hosted some lovely young ladies from the UConn Medical Humanitarian Society along with some friends who did Community Service to help further the work of Cornerstone.
A special thank you to Allie for organizing the day where they volunteered in both the Clothing Bank and Shelter. GO UCONN!
In this pictures they were asked to raise their left hand if they were tired of the snow yet! It was UNANIMOUS!!!