At the beginning of this year, we had plans for our usual fundraising events and excitedly began planning... and then the global pandemic began. We were certain this year's fundraising would be minimum at best, but were staying positive as we still had plenty of funds to help recipients.
Now, looking back we are BLOWN AWAY by the unexpected success we have had fundraising this year totaling $105,547.29 to go directly into our fund!
We were able to raise this money through the following
Smaller, private fundraising events following social distancing guidelines
Our very generous sponsors such as Central Mass Auto Auction, the Mitchell D. Phaiah Foundation and Denny and Dana Gates with Pfizer
Organizations like the Willimantic Elks, The Danielson Elks Riders & SOBs that chose our fund to receive donations
Our Keep You Truckin' Vacation Raffle that resulted in 748 ticket sales
The support of our community including individuals and local businesses who have donated time, funds and services
Please see our sponsor page for the full listing of everyone who has donated
THANK YOU ALL from the bottom of our hearts for supporting our fund in the very difficult year of 2020 so that we are able to give back to the recipients who need us more than ever.