2016 Cornerstone Events
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.
Youth Groups Dance-a-Thon
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. Sixty 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.
National Night Out
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.
July in The Sky
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.
Men's Club Gardening Project
We were so excited to have help from the Men's Club of Cornerstone Church from East Longmeadow, Mass.
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.
Clothing Bank Etc. Director
American Eagle Credit Union 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.