By definition a harbinger is one that pioneers in or initiates a major change or one that presages or foreshadows what is to come. Our Harbinger of Hope Campaign is designed to do just that: initiate and pioneer change that will bring hope to those who are in need.
This campaign seeks to raise funds to help CCC expand its services and reach to those in need by rehabilitating the Pillwillop Therapeutic Farm buildings and grounds where we are increasing the number of clinicians and expanding the scope of our current services.
When CCC incorporated in 2005 we knew there was a need for our services, but no one could have anticipated the demand we have faced. Without advertising or even having our number in the phone book, we have been operating at full capacity and, unfortunately, turning away potential clients due to a lack of space and staffing. In order for us to meet these demands, we purchased Pillwillop and have begun the rehabilitation process. We look forward serving more clients as we continue our expansion.
Donations in support of our Harbinger of Hope Campaign and growth at Pillwillop Therapeutic Farm can be sent to HHC, c/o Community Counseling of Central CT, 53 Muir Avenue, Bristol, CT 06010 or click here to make a donation via Paypal.
What the Campaign is adding
We love our Bristol location and plan to continue to offer services there for years to come, but it is very limited in terms of possibilities for expansion of space and services. Zoning issues currently limit the hours of operation and the amount of staff that we can employ. These limitations have prevented CCC from adding much needed additional clinical staff. It also has prevented us from offering group programming or presentations due to limited parking and "permitted use" restrictions. Our new site is much larger and allows for ample parking, additional staffing and programs that will allow CCC to expand services and reach those who currently are having difficulty finding the services they need most. We know that our clients love our current setting and our second location capture the feel of our original site; it still feels "homey;" after all it has been a working family farm since the 1860s.
The Cost of the Campaign
The Harbinger of Hope Campaign is designed to be a onetime campaign that will enable Doc Warren and CCC to implement and sustain these programs without the need for continual support campaigns. Our goal is to reach 5 million dollars in support. These funds will pay for the remodeling, maintenance and additional staffing for oue expenaded programming. The remaining funds will be placed in our endowment fund to offset future expenses. As a 501(c)3 not for profit. All donations are tax deductible
Ways you can become a Harbinger of Hope.
One time donation: Your one time donation can help provide services to those who normally lack the resources to utilize our services. Timed interval donations: You could set a schedule to donate to CCC on a monthly, bi-monthly, quarterly or other basis. Leave a Legacy: CCC's clients could benefit from your generosity. Your gift could contribute to support mental health counseling that helps those less fortunate in the Greater Bristol area. Making a gift through your will is possible for everyone, not just the wealthy. Any gift is makes a differerence and is greatly appreciated.
There are several ways you can leave A Legacy to CCC: 1. Leave a gift in your will. You can donate a specific dollar amount or a percentage of your assets, which can include stocks, bonds, CD's, real estate, vehicles, art, jewelry and other personal property. 2. Name CCC as the beneficiary of your IRA or pension plan. 3. Name CCC as the beneficiary of an existing life insurance policy or purchase a new policy and name CCC as the beneficiary. 4. Remember deceased loved ones with a memorial gift to CCC.
Hold ongoing collections at work or other activities.: Have a container at work where employees or visitors can donate spare change or make periodic announcements advising of the campaign, our work and the importance of helping the cause.
Hold a "Harbinger of Hope" party: Instead of party favors or food guests can donate to the cause. Supporters have held these parties in different areas across the country with a great deal of success. Some collect larger amounts while others collect just a few dollars. The amounts collected vary, but everything helps us build a better future.
Hold a fundraiser and donate proceeds to our cause: Some individuals/offices/businesses have decided to hold a one time or annual fundraiser and then donate the proceeds to our cause. No matter the scale or style of the event, your attempts will be appreciated and will help bring hope to those in need. Be creative: host a car show, bike rally, walk, run, hike or art related get together. Host a movie night, car wash, or bowl-athon. There are endless ways to raise funds and support while having a great time.
Become a corporate sponsor The Harbinger of Hope Campaign, CCC and Doc Warren are looking for corporate sponsors of varying levels. Sponsors may choose to donate products, gift cards or services. Sponsorships that exceed a minimum set by the board will have the ability to have their name's listed on the walls of the waiting area, larger sponsors may be able to have a room or area named after them. It may be possible to have the new office named after a sponsor, depending on the size of the sponsorship. Sponsors may remain anonymous or select a name to be placed instead of theirs, should they prefer. For more information on sponsorship levels, contact Doc Warren at (860) 582-7904.