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Make A Difference

Make A Difference

WHO: A Groton family with a 3-year-old son.

AGENCY: The Riverfront Children’s Center Inc.

THEIR SITUATION: In October, one parent was in a car accident, which left the family with no income. The other parent recently graduated from a training program and, as of this month, both parents have entry-level jobs. Their long-term goal is to continue their educations so their family becomes self-sufficient. They have been unable to catch up on rent and bills that backed up after the accident. With cold weather setting in, they are concerned about the additional costs for heat, as well as warm clothing for their son.

WHAT TO GIVE: Gift cards for food, clothing and gas are most needed. Cash donations will help Riverfront pay for rent and utilities.

HOW TO DONATE: Stop by or mail donations to Riverfront Children’s Center, 476 Thames St., Groton, CT 06340

Any questions to kersten.elenteny@riverfrontchildren.org

HOLIDAY BASKETS

HOLIDAY BASKETS

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20

Gift card, toys and cash donations now being accepted to help supplement the Christmas holiday. Drop off by December 20 any time before 4 pm to the Riverfront Main Office. Questions can be directed to kersten.elenteny@riverfrontchildren.org

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PAST 2019 EVENTS

Big Y Community Bag

Big Y Community Bag

During the month of March

Purchase the Community Bag with the Giving Tag and direct a $1 donation to the Riverfront Children’s Center, during the month of March!

Week of the Young Child - “Together We’re Better!”

Week of the Young Child - “Together We’re Better!”

April 8 – 12
A fun-filled, themed week-long celebration focused on our youngest learners! The Week of the Young Child™ is an annual celebration hosted by NAEYC to spotlight early learning, young children, their teachers, families, and communities.
Open House

Open House

April 10
10:00 am – 11:00 am

and
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Questions?  Please contact Site Director Gwen at gwen.lakowksy@riverfrontchildren.org

Pfizer Day of Caring

Pfizer Day of Caring

May 10
9 am – noon
Beer Tasting Fundraiser

Beer Tasting Fundraiser

Friday, May 17
5 pm – 7 pm

Grey Sail Brewing of Westerly, RI will be holding a fundraising event with proceeds to benefit Riverfront. Please join us!

 

Tickets are $20 per person payable at the door. The ticket price gets you 3 beers, ticket cost and all tips benefit Riverfront’s tuition assistance program.

 

Thank you to Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island and Gourmet Galley Catering for their sponsorship of this event!

Sing, Sign and Make Music Day

Sing, Sign and Make Music Day

Monday, June 24th

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us for singing and signing with Ms. Janine Lamendola.  More information about Janine can be found at https://www.janinelamendola.com

Seal Watch Fundraiser

Seal Watch Fundraiser

August 7 at 6 pm

$20 for adults, $15 for kids 12 and under
50% of proceeds from ticket purchase go to Riverfront
pre-purchase tickets online at http://blackhawksportfishing.com

Seal Watch Fundraiser

Seal Watch Fundraiser

August 20 at 6 pm

$20 for adults, $15 for kids 12 and under
50% of proceeds from ticket purchase go to Riverfront
pre-purchase tickets online at http://blackhawksportfishing.com

Summer Odyssey

Summer Odyssey

June 24 thru August 23
9 am to 3 pm
Registration now open!
Please contact Site Director Gwen Lakowsky at 860-445-8151 ext 2 for more information.

Riverfront Family Picnic and Kindergarten Stepping Up Ceremony

Riverfront Family Picnic and Kindergarten Stepping Up Ceremony

August 23

4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Children must be accompanied by a parent.

Seal Watch Fundraiser

Seal Watch Fundraiser

September 7 at 5:30 pm

$20 for adults, $15 for kids 12 and under
50% of proceeds from ticket purchase go to Riverfront
pre-purchase tickets online at http://blackhawksportfishing.com

Back to School Night / Open House

Back to School Night / Open House

Wednesday, September 11
4:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Voter Registration Day

Voter Registration Day

September 24
3 pm to 5 pm
Fall Cleanup Day

Fall Cleanup Day

September 27

Please join us in completing projects around the Center, many hands make light work!  Two opportunities to help exist:
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Scarecrow Contest and Harvest Festival

Scarecrow Contest and Harvest Festival

October 19
12 pm to 2 pm

Scarecrow and Trunk or Treat for Riverfront Families and Staff

2019 Farm to Table Gala

2019 Farm to Table Gala

SAVE THE DATE

Saturday, November 9

at Mystic Museum of Art 

Please contact the Riverfront office if you are interested in Gala tickets 860-445-8151