2016

Cornerstone Cares – Events 2016

Phone Numbers & Pages
Soup Kitchen (860) 871-1823
Overnight Shelter (860) 875-6343
Clothing Bank Etc. (860) 870-0500
            

Community Center (860) 913-2268
Food Cupboard (860) 375-8053

This page contains events from 2016.

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Cornerstone Cares – 2016 Annual Scrooge Scramble

Cornerstone Cares – 2016 Annual Scrooge Scramble
December 25, 2016
It was a wonderful Christmas morning with 205 people and 7 dogs participating in the 26th Annual Scrooge Scramble 5k Road Race.   A huge thank you to the Silk City Striders, the many runners and supporters, those who donated to Cornerstone and for the race and the time spent making this a successful annual event.

Visit this website for all the results: http://www.plattsys.com/m1shell.php?eventid=1569

Race Directors: Striders Janet Romayko and MaryLou White. For more information contact Janet at jpromayko@sbcglobal.net


Cornerstone Cares – Annual Christmas Party Gifts Distributed

Annual Christmas Party Gifts Distributed

On Tuesday December 20th, Parents and Children came to see Santa and picked up their sachel of toys.   Also the Knights of Columbus gave out new winter coats.   Everyone was given a goodie bag filled with treats on the way out.

Originally, the annual Christmas party was scheduled for December 17th, but was cancelled due to inclement weather.   We look forward to hosting the 2017 Annual Christmas party next December.


Cornerstone Cares – 2016 Annual Soupfest Fundraiser

Cornerstone Cares – 2016 Annual Soupfest Fundraiser
November 3, 2016
It was a very successful fundraiser held at St. Bernard Church on Thursday, November 3rd and we thank the community for their support as well as the volunteer fire departments from Crystal Lake, Ellington, Vernon and Tolland as well as Vernon Ambulance for making delicious soups.



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,

Helen Syriac
Executive Director
The Cornerstone Foundation, Inc.


Cornerstone Cares – Food Cupboard Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Food Cupboard Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

It took one and a half years of long hours and hard work under the direction of Glenn Andrews and his team to see the cupboard finished.  The ribbon cutting ceremony was held on September 22, 2016.   Channel 3’s Mark Zinni was there to take pictures and interview people.

For information see our Food Cupboard page. Food Cupboard

Food Cupboard Ribbon Cutting
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Cornerstone Cares – 2016 Youth Groups Dance-a-thon for Cornerstone

Youth Groups Dance-a-thon for Cornerstone
October 14, 2016
Youth groups from St. Luke Church and Jesus Christ Latter-Day of Saints church in Ellington, CT held a 6 hour dance-a-thon on October 14 to raise money for Cornerstone.  60 teens participated and raised $830.
During a pizza break, Bryan Flint from Cornerstone shared stories and thanks to the teens for their time in supporting Cornerstone.


Cornerstone Cares – 2016 National Night Out

National Night Out 2016
August 2nd, 2016
The Cornerstone set up a booth at the National Night Out event in downtown Rockville.  
People went from booth to booth to learn about the many resources available to them from local agencies and businesses.
Children won stuffed animals by playing games at our booth.


Cornerstone Cares – 2016 July in the Sky

July in the Sky 2016
July 6th, 2016
The Cornerstone set up a tent 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.


Cornerstone Cares – Men's Club Gardening Project

We are so excited to have help from the Men's Club of Cornerstone Church from East Longmeadow, Ma.
On Saturday, May 21st, members of the men's club helped us with an outdoor garden project.  Together they worked hard and fast on this project that was started by a couple of our shelter and community service clients.  

The men trimmed trees, planted flowers, laid down mulch, fertilized, watered the new plants and more.  They cleaned up after their hard work and hauled away the brush.  The area that was once overgrown looks so much neater now.  Once the flowers mature it will look so pretty and uplifting to visitors passing by.  I am hoping to keep it going with the help of shelter and community service clients.  Our Cornerstone clients and visitors will enjoy seeing this improved area.

I have never seen a more pleasant and giving group of men.  
I would like to thank each and every member of the men's group that helped to make this outdoor project an area of beauty and of hope.

Thank you,
Christine Filanowicz
Clothing Bank Etc. Director

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Cornerstone Cares – PROM DRESS EVENT

The Clothing Bank Etc. Hosted Free Prom Dress Event

April 16, 2016

The Cornerstone Foundation Clothing Bank Etc. hosted a successful Prom event for girls from surrounding towns.   Our mission was to help lessen their financial burden for the girls to attend their high school prom.    If not for this help they may not have been able to afford this once in a lifetime event.   Everything was provided at no cost!

The volunteers worked for weeks transforming our storage room into a wonderful showroom to display over 200 donated gowns, plus accessories.   We also setup 2 separate dressing rooms for the girls to try on their selections.   After the girls decided on a gown, the volunteers helped select shoes, an evening bag, jewelry, makeup and nail polish to compliment the beautiful prom gown.
We also offered haircuts and skin care sessions by 2 women outside the Clothing Bank Etc. who donated their time and skills.
It was such a thrill for the volunteers from the Clothing Bank Etc., who worked so hard on this event, to see the girls so happy and excited with their choices.  The girls and those with them couldn’t thank us enough for helping them out.   The girls looked fabulous in their gown of choice.
I would like to thank all the volunteers and the generosity of our donors who made this prom event possible.

Christine Filanowicz
Clothing Bank Etc. Director

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Cornerstone Cares – Easter Basket Surprise
Easter Basket Surprise
The Cornerstone Foundation Clothing Bank Etc. put together 8 Easter baskets as prizes for our clients to win in an expected no charge raffle.   We thought it would be a nice holiday surprise for our clients to participate in a free raffle when they came to shop at our free Clothing bank Etc.

Our very own volunteer Jenn Kirchmeier took charge of this project with the help of other volunteers.  She did a fabulous job preparing separate baskets for boys and girls.

The winning clients excitedly thanked us when we notified them of their prizes over the phone.


Cornerstone Cares – American Eagle Credit Union Gift 2016

The Cornerstone Foundation Received a $3,500 Gift

American Eagle Financial Credit Union Reveals the
"Help Choose a Charity Campaign" Online Voting Results

EAST HARTFORD, CT – January 8, 2016 – The results are in! Hundreds of votes have been tallied, following a very successful, online social media campaign by American Eagle Financial Credit Union.

American Eagle Financial Credit Union, along with the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, presented the top vote getters from five non-profit organizations with their portion of $10,000 in charitable grants on Wednesday, January 6th, at 11:00 am, at American Eagle’s administrative offices at 20 Western Boulevard in Glastonbury.

The top winners who received $3,500 each are: The Cornerstone Foundation with 532 votes and Gifts of Love & Community Farm of Simsbury with 404 votes. The runner-ups, who each received $1,000, are Billings Forge Community Center with 162 votes, Families in Crisis, Inc. with 231 votes, and City Slicker Kids with 30 votes.

The full press release can be viewed Documenthere.

The Cornerstone Foundation, P.O. Box 2036, Rockville, CT 06066-1436
Phone: 860.871.1823 Fax: 860.896.5057 Email: info@Cornerstone-Rockville.org

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