There are many events held throughout the year in support of Connecticut Children’s. Whether you are looking for a family friendly event or an adult’s night out, it’s a great way to show your support to local businesses & organizations that support the programs and services we provide. Find an event and mark your calendar!
Extra Life is a year-round fundraising initiative that culminates in a 24-hour gaming challenge, where participants can play from the comfort of their own homes while supporting their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Last year, Extra Life raised more than $72,000 for Connecticut Children’s.
The concept of Extra Life is that people pledge their support to the gamers who play any games they wish for an allotted amount of time. Gamers can participate in video, tabletop, lawn, fantasy and other games. To encourage the most possible participation, the Extra Life program welcomes you to participate any day of the year for any amount of time, in order to raise funds to support Connecticut Children’s.
Fundraising begins on January 1, 2020 and ends on December 31, 2020.
Extra Life Classic Participant
Signing up for Extra Life as a Classic Participant is completely free and still lets you unlock digital incentives from our community partners.
Extra Life Platinum Participant
Platinum Participants pay $19 USD but can unlock platinum-only fundraising power ups like stickers, t-shirts & medals!
Join our Extra Life Facebook group to receive notifications about special upcoming gaming days! To get involved or request more information on this year’s Extra Life activities for Connecticut Children’s please email Jessica Swirson or call 860-837-5274.
Check out who is gaming!
Extra Life unites thousands of gamers around the world to play games in support of their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Since its inception in 2008, Extra Life has raised more than $30 million for sick and injured kids. Sign up today and dedicate a day of play for kids in your community!
Attention Flappers and Fellas!
Connecticut Children’s Gala is going virtual! With technology at our fingertips, we will deliver an unforgettable evening featuring inspirational stories, celebrity entertainment, unique auction packages, prize drawings and awards for best dressed. Put on your glad rags, pop a bottle of champagne and join us from the comfort of your own home, as we pay homage to one of the most exciting times in American history—the Roaring ’20s.
If you are interested in learning more about opportunities to get involved, please contact Bree Pelczar at 860-837-5713 or email@example.com.
Taking the Toy Drive Online
To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, there will be no toy drop-off locations this year. Online contributions or MyRegistry wish list purchases only.
For 24 years, troopers from Troop H of the Connecticut State Police have been as busy as Santa’s elves carrying out their December Toy Drive.
With assistance from Ambulance Service of Manchester (ASM) and Aetna Ambulance, the troopers have collected more than half a million toys and more than $240,000 in donations to benefit children who find themselves in the Emergency Department at Connecticut Children’s during the holidays and throughout the year.
Children who have to visit Connecticut Children’s can be overwhelmed with the unknown. Toys collected by the State Police provide a welcome distraction to children and help encourage communication between a care provider and patient. Making a donation today helps provide smiles all year long. Sometimes a toy can be the one thing a child remembers about their visit – a memory you can create.
Calling all Schools and Businesses!
Give $1 – Wear your PJs – Support Kids with Cancer
PJ Day for the Kids kicks off its 10th anniversary with a mission to not only raise money, but to honor the brave kids fighting cancer at Connecticut Children’s. Join us as students and businesses across Connecticut wear their PJs for the kids. Coordinate a PJ Day for your school or business now by clicking here.
Since 2011, thousands of children in Connecticut have worn their PJs to school and, simultaneously, have raised more than $1,000,000 in support of kids at Connecticut Children’s. Each year, PJ Day has inspired more and more schools and businesses across the state of Connecticut to participate. Won’t you join them?