OFFICIAL CHARITIES


PREMIER CHARITIES


GOLD CHARITIES


SILVER CHARITIES


PREMIER CHARITIES

Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation, Inc

Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation partners exceptional men and women who are blind with its elite German Shepherd guide dogs, providing all clients with increased independence to do great things to improve their lives and the world around them.

Fidelco is inspired every day by our exceptional clients. They climb Mt. Everest, win gold medals as world class athletes, serve America in the military and sacrifice on the battlefield. They educate, create documentary films, work in business and government, raise families, and advocate for those who are visually impaired.

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Hospital for Special Care

Hospital for Special Care (HSC) is the fourth largest, free-standing long-term acute care hospital in the U.S. and the only one in the nation serving adults and children. HSC is recognized for advanced care and rehabilitation in pulmonary care, acquired brain injury, medically-complex pediatrics, neuromuscular disorders including ALS research, spinal cord injury, comprehensive heart failure and comprehensive inpatient and outpatient treatment for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder.

Located in New Britain and Hartford, CT, HSC operates inpatient and outpatient facilities serving Southern New England and the Tri-State area on a not-for-profit basis.

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National Multiple Sclerosis Society

The National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter is working toward a world free of multiple sclerosis. Funds raised ensure ongoing scientific research to find better treatments and a cure for this life-long, often debilitating disease as well as the continuation of local programs and services for the more than 6,500 CT residents our local chapter serves.

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GOLD CHARITIES

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center

At Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, we’re committed to making children in Connecticut the healthiest in the country. From our steadfast focus on research, technology and advancements to the inviting and therapeutic atmosphere we nurture, it’s not just what we do, it’s who we are. It’s in our DNA.

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center is a nationally recognized, 187-bed not-for-profit children’s hospital in Hartford, Connecticut. Since our early beginnings over 100 years ago, we have fostered a patient- and family-centered environment with a focus on research, education and advocacy. The primary teaching hospital for the University of Connecticut School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center is the state’s only academic medical center dedicated exclusively to children.

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National Kidney Foundation (Team Kidney)

Team Kidney is the challenge program for NKF where you can run, walk, jump, ride, swim – anything that makes you sweat – to raise funds to enhance the lives of everyone with or at risk of kidney disease. Whether you participate in honor of someone or you yourself have kidney disease, Team Kidney will be with you every step of the way.

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UConn Foundation, Inc.

Get a heart-healthy workout by joining the UConn Health community for the Hartford Marathon—and help cardiology patients become heart-healthy, too.

All proceeds benefit the Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center at UConn Health. The Calhoun Cardiology Center offers comprehensive, advanced heart care personalized for each patient. We use today’s most sophisticated interventional and surgical procedures for our patients, and provide services to manage high blood pressure, lipid disorders and prevention, heart rhythm disorders, heart attacks, cardiac failure, and vascular disorders. The Calhoun Center brings the latest advances to the benefits of patients.

Your gift will support all facets of the Center, from patient care to research equipment. All gifts will be administered by the UConn Foundation to benefit the Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center at UConn Health.

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SILVER CHARITIES

Achilles International-Connecticut Chapter

Achilles International-CT Chapter is a not-for-profit organization that partners able-bodied runners with disabled athletes. Our mission is to enable people with all types of disabilities to participate in mainstream athletics in order to promote personal achievement, enhance self-esteem, and lower barriers to living a fulfilling life.

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American Cancer Society

Together with our millions of supporters, the American Cancer Society (ACS) saves lives by helping people stay well and get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back.

The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the ACS has regional and local offices throughout the country that support 11 geographical Divisions and ensure we have a presence in every community.

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American Red Cross

The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

The Red Cross in Connecticut responds to an average of 800 local disasters each year, most of them home fires. We help families with immediate, disaster caused needs for shelter, food, clothing and emotional support.

We train and prepare thousands of Connecticut residents each year, offering courses in First Aid, CPR and Lifeguarding, as well as Babysitter training and Community Disaster Education programs. Our Fire Safety program offers free smoke alarm installations and fire escape planning for all Connecticut families.

We provide emergency communications, counseling and other services to hundreds of Connecticut military families every year.

Our international services programs include family linking services for people seeking news and information about loved ones separated by war or disaster, as well as support of health initiatives that combat diseases like measles and rubella.

And, through the generosity of volunteer donors, we collect tens of thousands of units of blood at thousands of drives across Connecticut to provide lifesaving blood components and products to hospitals and acute care facilities throughout the state.

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Camp Rising Sun

Camp Rising Sun exists to provide a safe, nurturing environment for kids who have faced the diagnosis of cancer so that they may grow and learn from their experiences to become the best they can be. Founded in 1983 with 8 kids, Camp Rising Sun has grown to provide an amazing experience for over 120 kids with cancer from all over New England. Camp Rising Sun: a place where kids with cancer have fun!

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Connecticut Education Foundation

The Connecticut Education Foundation is a non-profit, charitable foundation that was established in 1991 to help children with extraordinary personal hardships and students planning teaching careers. The Foundation’s Children’s Fund assists needy students in Connecticut’s public schools and provides basic needs such as clothing, food, medicine, eyeglasses and hearing aids. Our Holiday Bear Project is a holiday gift-giving program that links CEA members, the public, and businesses with hundreds of needy public school students. We also offer scholarship programs designed to support high school and college students pursuing a career in education in Connecticut public schools.

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Covenant to Care for Children

Covenant to Care for Children is a statewide, non-profit organization whose mission is to channel the generosity of caring and faithful people to advocate for, and provide direct assistance to Connecticut’s children who are neglected, abused and/or impoverished.

We provide basic, essential goods to children. These goods can include new twin beds, car seats, school uniforms, backpacks, diapers, etc., anything that a child needs to succeed in school and life.

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Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation

The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to finding the cures for Crohn’s Disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improving the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases.

Beyond research, the Foundation is collaborating with healthcare providers to improve IBD quality of care, as well as educating, supporting, and empowering patients and their caregivers through patient-centric education and advocacy programs.

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Donate Life Connecticut

Donate Life Connecticut is a statewide non profit organization dedicated to saving lives by increasing the number of organ and tissue donors through public education and awareness. Driven by a 150 active volunteers, we share first hand experiences as transplant recipients, donor families, living donors and donor advocates at speaking engagements anywhere we are invited, including high schools, colleges, public service organizations, places of work, places of worship, to name a few. One donor can save over 50 lives through organ and tissue donation.

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Girls on the Run Greater Hartford

Girls on the Run Greater Hartford is a Physical Activity Positive Youth-Development Program. Over a period of 10 weeks, girls in grades 3 through 6 participate in an after-school program like no other. GOTR lessons encourage positive emotional, social, mental and physical development by exploring and discussing the girls’ own beliefs, experiences and challenges they face at this age. Throughout the season, the girls make new friends, build their confidence, participate in physical activities and deliver a community service project. Each GOTR season culminates in a celebratory 5k run/walk which shows the girls how the seemingly impossible, becomes possible.

Mission: We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience based curriculum which creatively integrates running.

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NAMI Connecticut

The National Alliance on Mental Illness, Connecticut (NAMI Connecticut) is the state chapter of NAMI, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization. NAMI Connecticut provides support, education and advocacy to all citizens of Connecticut who are impacted by mental health concerns, and raises public awareness to reduce the stigma and discrimination experienced by many individuals and families.

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Oak Hill

Chapter 126 Sports & Fitness, An Oak Hill Center, the first facility of its kind in New England, is a state-of-the-art, 25,000-square-foot facility dedicated to improving the health and wellness of youth, adults, veterans and seniors with physical disabilities, as well as their caregivers and families.

Our Mission:
Chapter 126 Sports & Fitness sets the standard in providing health and wellness to those with physical disabilities through fitness and sports programming, promoting life-long health and personal empowerment. We are dedicated to ensuring that the quality, diversity and availability of our programs are equal to sports and fitness programs for those without disabilities.

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Ron Foley Foundation

Pancreatic cancer is the 3rd deadliest cancer and has the worst survival rate of all cancers. Our mission is to fund medical research leading to improve diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancer and find a cure for this terrible disease. We are also committed to raising awareness of pancreatic cancer through education and providing direct financial aid to pancreatic cancer patients in need.

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United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut

United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut is committed to creating a a community where opportunities are available for every child to succeed in school and for every family to achieve financial security. We do this by mobilizing people to give, advocate and volunteer to create lasting change in our region.

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