OFFICIAL CHARITIES


PREMIER CHARITIES


GOLD CHARITIES


SILVER CHARITIES

PREMIER CHARITIES

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center is the only hospital in Connecticut dedicated exclusively to the care of children. Connecticut Children’s Medical Center is a not-for- profit children’s hospital with a rich history of providing expert medical care to pediatric patients in Connecticut and across the region. At Connecticut Children’s, we place our patients and their families at the center of all we do. From nonclinical resources to assist families in need – to cutting-edge research in search of a cure. Connecticut Children’s makes the necessary investments in people, technology, and state-of- the-art equipment that define the exceptional care we provide to the children and families who need us.

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Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation, Inc

Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation’s life-changing mission is to provide men and women who are blind with its elite German Shepherd guide dogs – partners in their engaged and vibrant lives – creating increased independence, safety, and mobility for all clients as they pursue their goals and dreams.

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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GOLD 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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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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Oak Hill – Empowering People with Disabilities

Oak Hill sets the standard, partnering with people with disabilities, to provide services and solution promoting independence, education, health and dignity.

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SILVER CHARITIES

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.​

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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.  Team Camp Rising Sun is thrilled to be participating as on official charity of the EverSource Hartford Marathon for the 9th year in a row.  Come run with us and help send a child with cancer to Camp!

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Carmine & Frank Mangini Foundation

The Carmine and Frank Mangini Foundation’s mission is to create opportunities for under-resourced kids by providing experience that will unlock their true potential and provide optimism about future possibilities beyond their borders. The CFM is a non-profit organization based out of Hartford, Connecticut.  Since it was established in 2002, the Foundation has awarded more than $250,000 in computer scholarships, mini grants and capital improvement projects. As an organization, we have always been committed to limiting our expenses and maximizing the effectiveness of all the generous contributions from supporters of the Foundation. In addition, our vision is to provide the highest impact to the communities we support and to never turn away a child in need. We will work tirelessly to break down socioeconomic barriers for youth and bring people together for a better future.

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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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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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Easterseals Capital Region & Eastern Connecticut

Easterseals is one of the most highly regarded nonprofit organizations in the State of CT & nationally. For 70 years, award winning and CARF accredited Easterseals Capital Region & Eastern CT has provided comprehensive medical & vocational rehabilitation outpatient services for veterans, seniors, adults & children with disabilities and barriers to maximize independence and community integration. Services include neuropsychological assessments (Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, TBI, stroke, dementia etc.), Dementia Clinic, Adult Day Support, Employment Skills & Technology Training, Interview Preparedness, and job placement. Go to Easterseals.com/Hartford to learn more.  Easterseals Capital Region & Eastern CT is your Rally Point– Our free, life-changing Veteran/Servicemember & Military family programs rebuild minds, bodies, and lives and include employment and financial stability, on-site veteran service officer, educational & job skill training, peer to peer support, emergency financial assistance, psychological services, and more.

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Girl Scouts of Connecticut

Girl Scouts offers the best leadership development experience for girls in the world, and encourages and empowers girls to try new things, be themselves, speak up and take the lead.

Everything a Girl Scout does centers around STEM, the outdoors, development of life skills and entrepreneurship. Whether she’s building a robotic arm, coding her first app, building a shelter in the backcountry, or running her first marathon in Hartford, a Girl Scout has an exciting array of choices to suit her interests at every age.

We’re more than 41,000 members strong – over 27,500 girls and nearly 14,000 adults – who believe that every girl can change the world.

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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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Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity

Hartford Habitat partners with people in the Greater Hartford community to help families build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. With the community’s support, Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and for their families. To date, our Hartford Area affiliate has served over 300 families, housing over 1,000 individuals in Hartford County.

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Independence Unlimited

Independence Unlimited, Incorporated (IU) is a non-residential, non-profit center for independent living that serves very diverse populations in 38 cities and towns in mainly Hartford County. The Center, which was established in 1982, is governed and managed by people with disabilities.

We provide a variety of services that benefit persons with disabilities such as aging in place assessments and resources so people can remain in their own home, live in the community and pursue their dreams. The primary purpose of the agency is to support persons with disabilities to live in the community as an alternative to institutionalization.

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Journey Home

Journey Home’s mission is to ensure a home for all. We believe the most powerful way to do this is collectively – by working together with service providers, elected officials, businesses and local communities to end homelessness in Greater Hartford. We will build partnerships, advance innovative solutions and achieve enduring, systemic change.

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Mental Health Connecticut

Mental Health Connecticut (MHC) empowers individuals to achieve long-term mental wellness and independence, while collaborating with other organizations and leaders to instigate meaningful systems change. For adults and young adults in recovery, MHC is a trusted companion on the complex journey to obtaining a safe home, achieving whole health, realizing meaningful purpose, and becoming an active member of the community. Established in 1908, MHC is a statewide, nonprofit organization with offices in six cities. This year, MHC is celebrating its 110th anniversary by exploring how moving your body (like running!) can also improve your mind.

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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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Susan G. Komen New England

The mission of Susan G. Komen is to save lives by meeting the most critical needs in our communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer. Komen New England serves as the leader in the breast cancer fight. We work to ensure our neighbors have access to a continuum of care, including preventative care, diagnostic tests and treatment support, and cutting-edge research.

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United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut

United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut serves the 40-town region by mobilizing people and organizations to give, advocate and volunteer to promote early childhood education, ensure families are financially secure, provide access to health-related services and supports, and immediate emergency assistance, such as food and shelter.

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