Other Cove Events

Beneficiary Events

Each year, organizations and individuals host events such as "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 recent events hosted by:


 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.  Click here for more information on Jake's efforts and The Cove Cardinal's Game Schedule.  Congratulations to The Cove Cardinals for their 2nd Place Finish in their Division! 


 Girl Scout Troop 60619 of Prospect, CT
The troop hosted a bake sale in fall 2012 for their badge requirement and to help support their friends at The Meriden Cove. Our thanks to Troop Leaders Helen Plante and Dawn Beard and Girl Scouts: Brooke, Jillian, Ashley, Lizzy, Jasmine, Julia, Emily, Kasey, Megan, Eliana and Emma Leigh. We hear they baked delicious cookies, cakes and banana bread!



left to right, Smith Insurance Representatives: Christel Aronson, Jennifer Dawley, Mandy Cluff, and Cove Executive Director, Mary Andersen. Photo by Kathleen Peterson. Smith Insurance in Niantic held a "Casual Friday" campaign 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. 

Employees also volunteer time and "sweat equity" for building projects such as Habitat for Humanity. Thank you to all the Smith Insurance employees who participated!  

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

New Britain Rock Cats Baseball   

The Shamrock Run in Bristol, CT 2012 & 2013



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 age 4 &5 from Guilford and Alexander and Cole ages 7 and 5 from Meriden!), teens and adults who have donated in this thoughtful way. 

If your 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