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 communities, by making financial contributions and giving our time to the following charities and causes.

2023 Community Service Events

  • May 13: DE held a food drive to support the Corner Food Pantry, Lakeville, CT
  • Aug 5: Food drive to benefit the Corner Food Pantry in Lakeville.
  • Octo 14: Pet food and kitty litter collection at the People’s Choice Concours supporting Protectors of Animals
  • Nov 4: DE food drive to benefit the Corner Food Pantry, Lakeville
  • Nov 5: Toy drive for Toys for Tots

We’re looking forward to seeing you at the events.


2022 Community Service Events

In 2022 CVR Community Service partnered with the People’s Choice Concours to support Protectors of Animals (POA), a non-profit, primarily volunteer, no-kill organization whose mission is to increase the quality of life for all dogs and cats in the communities they serve.

Concours participants were generous and donated toys, treats, money, over 600 pounds of dry dog and cat food, 200 cans of wet food, and over 200 pounds of cat litter. These donations will help pets in foster care while they are waiting to find their forever homes. A big THANK YOU to everyone who donated to POA!

To learn more about POA please see

Drivers Education (DE) held two very successful food drives in 2022 to benefit the Corner Food Pantry in Lakeville. The Food Pantry included a thank you in their newsletter to recognize CVR’s continued support.

To learn more about the Corner Food Pantry please see

CVR Community Service also teamed up with Wayne Carini, owner of F40 Motorsports and star of “Chasing Classic Cars” to host Morning Coffee with Wayne Carini at his farm in Portland, CT. Over 200 CVR members and their guests enjoyed drinking Birdhouse coffee, chatting with Wayne and seeing his collection of cars and automobile memorabilia. Wayne and special guest, Steven Harris discussed their collecting history and approaches to collecting followed by a Q&A session moderated by Michael Keller. To thank Wayne for hosting this event, CVR donated $10,000 to 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

At the CVR Annual Meeting and brunch, CVR members generously donated 100 toys and over $600 to Toys for Tots. A 74-year national charitable program run by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, Toys for Tots provides happiness and hope to less fortunate children during each Christmas holiday season.

For more information please visit


Community Service Chair: Lynn Keller –