Nonstop Nonprofits: Charities Keep Fundraising Moving
Crucial fundraising events have had to be redesigned this year, and these new creative approaches offer an opportunity for more of us to get involved.
Right now, support for nonprofits from businesses and community members is more vital than ever. Organizations that serve, support, and enrich our community are struggling as they cope with the impacts of COVID, which has strained resources or shut down venues.
So jump in and participate in the events, or just make a donation to an organization you admire.
You can find links to all the nonprofit members of the Chamber in our directory. Don’t forget to check out our Calendar of Regional Events (CORE) too.
Here is a list of some of the events happening locally and online. We will be updating the list so keep it bookmarked!
Alzheimer’s Association – Walk to End Alzheimer’s: New London, September 26
American Heart Association – Heart Walk: Eastern CT, October 12-17
Child & Family Agency – Onward Leaders Vitual Art Auction: Online, September 30-October 7
Connecticut Humane Society – Bruno’s 5K Road Race and Fitness Walk: Newington, October 24
Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center – Green-Tie Celebration 2020: Fund the Need Donate to Gallup Orchard
Eastern CT Symphony Orchestra –Soundscape Concerts & Common Ground: Various locations & dates, online
Estuary Council of Seniors – Bridging the Gap: Online, September 8-2, 6:30 pm interactive events each night
Eugene O’Neill Theater Center – Fishers Island Golf Tournament: Fishers Island, October 14
Florence Griswold Museum – 38th Benefit Auction: Online, September 13-26
Forever in my Heart Foundation – Perogies for Paws Cooking Class: Online, ongoing
Garde Arts Center – Virtual Garde Cinema: Online, ongoing
High Hopes Therapeutic Riding Center – Raffle for a Cause: Online, November 29
Jewish Federation of Eastern CT – 100 Days of Impact: September 13 – December 31
Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts – Digital Stage: Online, ongoing
Journey Found – There’s No Place Like Home Virtual Gala: Online, October 30
Madonna Place – Music that Matters 2020: North Stonington, September 23
Miracle League of Southeastern CT – Niantic Bay Oyster Festival: Niantic, October 10
Musical Masterworks – 30th Season Events: Online, various dates
Mystic Aquarium – Run, Walk or Waddle for the Penguins: Virtual, now through October 10
New England Science and Sailing – Catch-a-Curl Youth Surf Classic & Beach Cleanup: Westerly, September 19
New London Maritime Society – Lighthouse Tours: By Appointment
Niantic Main Street – Niantic Bay Boardwalk 5k: Niantic, October 25
Safe Futures – Annual 4K Safe Walk: Virtual, October 1-4
Southeast CT World Affairs Council – Speakers Series: Online, ongoing
Stonington Community Center – No Go Gala & Auction: Online, September 19-October 2
The Arc Eastern CT- Strides Road Race: Virtual, October 4-11
The Brian Dagle Foundation – Annual Golf Tournament: East Lyme, September 20