Other Cove Events

Beneficiary Events 

Each year, organizations and individuals host events such as personal celebrations, "Casual Fridays", "Community Awareness" drives and "Cove Days" with proceeds benefitting The Cove.  We are grateful for the support of the individuals and organizations that contribute to these events.

Our thanks for upcoming and recent events hosted
by friends of The Cove:

Captain Joann Peterson, an instructor at the Connecticut Police Academy, graciously donated a gift from Police Academy Class 345 - a $525 Gift Card for Home Depot that will be used to purchase items for The Cove.  Thank you for this thoughtful gesture!



Emma Cordiano and Dennis Durao celebrated their recent marriage by donating $500 in honor of their wedding guests.  Emma is a long time volunteer facilitator at The West Hartford Cove and daughter of Cove Site Director Valerie Cordiano.  Congratulations and our thanks to the lovely bride and groom!



The First Annual Comfort of The Cove Fundraiser was held on July 15, 2014. Proceeds will go to team fundraising for Team Riccio for the 17th Annual Run for The Cove.  This event that was created by teen Rosie Riccio in memory of her dad and raised over $6,000. Click here for pictures of the event. 


 The Mystic Schooners Jack Stefanski Open Golf Tournament in Stonington on July 10, 2014 had sunny skies and a great turn out!  A portion of proceeds will benefit the Stonington Cove. Many thanks to the Mystic Schooners and Darlene Stefanski for hosting this event.  We are grateful to the golfers and donors for their generosity! Click here for pictures of the event.

Quilters from Yalesville United Methodist Church made 100 unique hand-made quilts for Camp Erin CT campers. Each quilt was designed with a child or teen in mind. Many of the quilters were first time quilters and members also contributed funding and a sewing machine for the effort. Many thanks to the group for this labor of love!


Clinton CT's Morgan School's graduating "Class of 2014" hosted a Student/Faculty basketball game with  proceeds to benefit the Senior Class and $1,500 for The Cove, entitled "Swoosh for Change".  Many thanks to the teachers, students and attendees who made this event a success and Congratulations to the Class of 2014!


Our thanks to the employees of companies that host "Blue Jean Fridays" to benefit The Cove.  Cohn Reznick, Bendett and McHugh, P.C. and Smith Insurance have all raised funds through these fun (and relaxing) events that allow employees to wear blue jeans in exchange for donations to local nonprofits.


 West Hartford Cove Site Director Valerie Cordiano and her husband Dean celebrated their 40th Wedding Anniversary in May and at their request, guests donated close to $2,000 to The Cove in their honor.


Jake Rosenkrantz's Bar Mitzvah project was to work to get his West Hartford  Little League Team named The Cove Cardinals in Memory of Sandy Hook.  Jake and his family accepted donations for The Cove and on opening day they orchestrated a balloon release in honor and in memory of those who died and those who are grieving the death of a loved one.  Congratulations to The Cove Cardinals for their 2nd Place Finish in their Division.


Girl Scouts from Troop 60619 in Prospect, CT raised funds for their friends in the Meriden Cove in November 2012 through a bake sale. We hear they made some amazing cookies and banana bread!

Smith Insurance in Niantic held a "Casual Friday" campaign left to right, Smith Insurance Representatives: Christel Aronson, Jennifer Dawley, Mandy Cluff, and Cove Executive Director, Mary Andersen. Photo by Kathleen Peterson. and employee's donations were matched 1:1 by their employer.

Employees donated funds to wear jeans on fridays and participated in a drawing for a 1/2 day off from work - with proceeds benefitting The Cove.

 Smith Insurance employees regularly donate to Connecticut nonprofit organizations through this campaign,   The company then matches the funds raised, making a greater impact for the beneficiary charities.    

Lenny & Joe's Magical Carousel in Madison
benefits The Cove through donations made to ride the carousel on special Cove days in August.

 The Cove has been a lucky beneficiary of the Annual Shamrock Run that is held in Bristol, CT in 2012, 2013 and 2014!

In 2012 the Rock Cats sent their mascot Rocky to the event.

2012 "Quilting for Children" at Yalesville United Methodist Church donated hand sewn "huggy" lap quilts for the youngest children in our Cove sites.These will be paired with Lullabye Books donated by Bob's Furniture. Thank you Jean Addy and Friends.


Tia Juan's Margaritas Restaurant "Full Moon Madness" 2012

KBE's 2011 "Gift of Gobble" Thanksgiving Dinner Donations for Cove Families

 Connecticut Baptist Homes "Social Accountability Campaign"

Individuals also request donations to The Cove at Weddings, Bar Mitzvahs and Birthday Parties in lieu of gifts.  Thank you to the children (Chloe for her birthdays - ages 4 & 5 from Guilford and Alexander and Cole ages 7 and 5 from Meriden!), teens (Cassie Rodden and Brynn Pike for their 13th Birthdays) and adults who have donated in this thoughtful way. 

If your family, business or organization would like to host an event, please contact Mary Andersen, Executive Director at (203) 634-055 Ext. 14 or via email - mary@covect.org