Community Service

As a reflection of its motto, “It’s Not Just the cars, It’s the People,” the CVR Board has approved a basic mission to give back to our community, by making financial contributions and giving our time to the following charities and causes. Currently, we are actively supporting two organizations.

Coming soon on Saturday, October 2nd, 2021, we will be having a ‘Socktober‘ sock drive at the CVR Concours. We are asking all attendees for sock donations. The Community Service team will be present to collect socks. A donation will earn you an additional voting ballot (also applies to spectators – donate socks, get a ballot!) Socks will be donated to St. Vincent de Paul in Middletown, CT.

When: Saturday, October 2nd, 2021
Where: Farmington Polo Club, 162 Town Farm Rd, Farmington, CT 06032
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $30 per car entry (No day-of registration)
Registration: Register HERE!

In alternating years for the past ten years, CVR has teamed up with Wayne Carini, owner of F40 Motorsports in Portland, CT, and star of “Chasing Classic Cars.”

We have hosted “An Afternoon with Wayne Carini,” which takes the form of an enjoyable picnic box lunch while listening to Wayne’s stories and having a “just for us” tour of his extensive collection of cars. This CVR event has raised over $25,000 to help fund the organization, “Autism Families CONNECTicut, whose mission is to CONNECT individuals on the autism spectrum to each other, by providing recreational, social, and learning opportunities to build a meaningful, active and engaged community for their families.

Every year as part of our “June Social Picnic,” we have held a Food Drive to support Spooner House in Shelton, CT. This organization offers its services as part of a network of social services providers that support people who are experiencing homelessness or food insecurity. These services are designed to help clients gain the skills and tools they need to be self-sufficient. The Spooner House shelter program provides food, shelter and support services to both individuals and families. Services include basic life skills and job search training. It operates the only homeless shelter and VA contracted shelter that can accommodate families in the Lower Naugatuck Valley, without separating them from each other.

Contact

Community Service Chair: Susan Young – communityservice@cvrpca.org