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.

CVR has teamed up with Wayne Carini, owner of F40 Motorsports in Portland, CT, and star of “Chasing Classic Cars” for three events during the past ten years. On October 23, CVR will be hosting Morning Coffee with Wayne Carini to benefit Autism Families CONNECTicut. Check out Wayne’s newest “finds” and get an update on his latest adventures. Birdhouse Coffee will be on-site, with food and beverages for purchase. Attendance will be limited so stay tuned for registration details.

We have hosted “An Afternoon with Wayne Carini,” which includes an enjoyable picnic box lunch while listening to Wayne’s stories and having a private tour of his F40 Motorsports garage.

This CVR event has raised over $25,000 for 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. For more information on this charity please see

Every year as part of our June Monthly Meeting we have held a Food Drive to support Spooner House in Shelton, CT. We are proud to have donated thousands of pounds of food during the past ten years.

Spooner House offers its services as part of a network of social services providers that support people who are experiencing homelessness or food insecurity. The Spooner House shelter program provides food, shelter and support services to both individuals and families. Their services also 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.

In October 2021 we held a very successful ‘Socktober’ sock drive at the CVR Concours. Over 900 pairs of socks were donated to St. Vincent de Paul in Middletown, CT.


Community Service Chair: Lynn Keller –