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Cornerstone Cares – Events 2017

This page contains events from 2017.

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Annual Events
Scrooge’s Scramble
Christmas Party
Soup Fest
Prom Dress Event
Easter Dinner
July in the Sky
National Night Out

Cornerstone Cares – Soupfest 2017, The Last Souper

The Cornerstone Foundation Soupfest 2017, The Last Souper

November 16,2017

Over 300 people attended Soupfest 2017 on Thursday, November 16th at St.Bernard Church Hall.  The Catholic Communities of St. Bernard/St. Matthew Church, Rockville Church of the Nazarene, Colonial Point Christian Church of South Windsor, First Congregational Church of Vernon, and United Congregational Church of Tolland provided delicious soups for tasting.   Rob Thomas provided great music.   Many volunteers and donors contributed to the success of the night.   A record $20,000 from donations, teacup raffle and the annual Cornerstone Raffle was raised.

The Cornerstone Foundation thanks all their supporters and those who helped make this event so successful.

Cornerstone Cares – Youth Center donation by Exchange Club of Rockville

June 23, 2017
The Exchange Club of Rockville presented a donation check of $2,500 to The Cornerstone Foundation in support of the new Cornerstone Summer Youth Program. The Summer Youth Program will be held 2 days a week starting on June 27th. Pictured are President of the Exchange Club Bill Johnston, Helen Syriac and Angela Atwater of The Cornerstone Foundation.

Cornerstone Cares – PROM DRESS EVENT

The Clothing Bank Etc. Hosted Free Prom Dress Event

April 1, 2017 and April 8, 2017

The Clothing Bank Etc. successfully hosted their third annual prom event on April 1 and April 8, 2017.  High school girls came to the "Prom Boutique" from various towns in CT to select a prom gown, shoes, purse, jewelry and new makeup at no cost.  The purpose of this event was to help alleviate some of the expenses involved in going to their high school prom.   Hopefully, we helped to make memories that will be cherished by those attending a special event in their lives.   A young man came in and was fortunate to find a tux in his size.  He was also lucky to receive a voucher donated by Wild Flowers of Tolland to have a corsage made up for his date.  Heather Matthieu, owner and floral designer, donated five corsage vouchers that were won by raffle.  The winners of the raffle can call Wild Flowers of Tolland to order their corsages, color coordinated with the girl’s gowns.

The young women had a great time trying on various gowns and shoes enabling them to decide which dress to wear to the prom.  Unexpectedly God sent us a volunteer seamstress, Sharon Kloter, who spent both days fitting and altering the chosen gowns.   She wanted to donate her time and skills to make any alterations necessary to the girl’s gowns.   She also hemmed the young man’s trousers.   Sharon was a wonderful godsend!
Mary Kay beauty consultants, Megan Ross and Amy Jones, donated their time and talents to teach the girls how to put on their makeup.  They helped the girls choose colors to suit their skin tone and demonstrated how to apply makeup.   Additionally, all sorts of makeup were made available at no charge.

Our refreshment table was well stocked for all to enjoy while in our waiting area or following their shopping spree.

Clothing Bank Etc. has a wonderful group of volunteers.  With generous spirit, passion, creative talents and ambition, it allows us to extend ourselves to do more to help our community.  We will be holding a free back pack and school supplies give away in August and will be setting up the Christmas Corner again in December where everything is available at no cost.

I want to thank the people and organizations from all over who donated to our Prom event and to also commend those who helped get the word out to the high school girls with the necessary information.  Everyone was as excited as we were to help the girls realize their prom dream.  Seeing the excitement in the young ladies' faces and knowing that they had a good time made this event special to us.   Their enthusiasm and kind words showed us just how much they appreciated it.   We look forward to hosting the prom event again in the spring of 2018.  

However, if there is still a need for a prom ensemble this year, you may call 860-798-5026 for an appointment.  Without the kind donations and the wonderful support from the various communities, none of these events would be possible.

A big thank you to everyone!

Christine Filanowicz
Clothing Bank Etc. Director

Cornerstone Cares – Opening and Dedication of Cornerstone Clairvaux House

Cornerstone Cares – Opening and Dedication of Cornerstone Clairvaux House
March 19, 2017
Cornerstone Foundation celebrated the opening of their newest mission on Sunday, March 19.   Clairvaux House will serve as a temporary emergency shelter for homeless mothers with children.   The home is owned by St. Bernard Church but will be operated by the Cornerstone Foundation.   It will provide support and assistance to the families while they are there.   Cornerstone continues to operate the overnight shelter on Prospect Street.

The house has been owned by the church for 34 years and has served many purposes over the years with the most recent being the St. Bernard Preschool.   After the preschool was moved to the school building behind the church, it left the house vacant.

Helen Syriac was frustrated three years ago when she was unable to help a homeless mother and her children.   After pondering the situation she thought to contact St. Bernard Church about the house; and after a lot of updating to town specifications, money and work, the house is now ready.

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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