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Growing Together Gathering 2024


Friday, May 31st, 2024 6:30 pm

CCGC's Growing Together Gathering, A Fundraiser for Kids' Mental Health and Special Education Services

Join us for a unique fundraiser that brings the community together! Look forward to games, entertainment, an auction, and more, all while enjoying delicious barbeque and drinks!






We are so excited to welcome you all back for another night of community and enjoyment at our newly reimagined fundraiser, the Growing Together Gathering! Join us as we return to BLDG 4 in Manchester, where we will have both new and familiar activities, games, prizes, entertainment, delicious culinary creations,  craft beverages, and more in addition to our annual auction. This year we are inviting our guests to bring their families! We look forward to offering children's activities and entertainment as well as fun for the adults so that everyone can have a great time and come together as a community (and who says the kids DON'T need a nice night out too, right!?).

We hope you'll join us on May 31st and enjoy an evening of connecting with old friends and new while supporting children who need our help! This promises to be a one-of-a-kind, magical night for all. 

We are excited to announce that proceeds from this year's event will support renovations, expansions, and improvements across departments at CCGC, as there are diverse funding needs to be met for all of our programs this year. This event will make it possible to provide new resources to our clients and students and make improvements to our physical spaces that will enhance their care as they work to overcome both behavioral and mental health difficulties as well as other difficult circumstances.


Join us on May 31st at 6:30 pm and experience the magic that happens when a community comes together for an important cause. Hear some of CCGC's stories of hope and learn about how to support CCGC’s important goals that will continue to provide impactful and innovative mental health services to the children we serve. Throughout the evening, guests will enjoy:

  • Barbeque options and more to suit every taste
  • A silent auction with online bidding, plus additional fundraising games and activities
  • Entertainment for all ages (details coming soon!)
  • Interactive displays, photo areas, and more!

Best of all, this event gives all of us a chance to connect with our community while raising funding for the children receiving services at CCGC. Don't miss out on this chance to be a part of a very special event!


New to our fundraising events? Click the button to take a look at last year's fundraiser, plus updates on how that community support has benefited CCGC School!


Tickets: Tickets are now available via the link below! Don't wait, as prices will increase soon! This is also a great place to make a donation in support of the event!

Current Ticket Prices:

  • Early Bird Ticket Pricing Currently Available- Don't wait, prices will increase soon!
    • Early Bird Regular Adult Tickets- $40
      • Includes access to the event and all food and non-alcoholic beverages, cash bar
    • Early Bird VIP Tickets- $70
      • Includes the same as regular tickets plus a swag bag, 5 game tokens, and open bar
    • Early Bird Kids' Tickets- $13
      • Includes access to the event and all food and non-alcoholic beverages
      • Please purchase these tickets for children ages 5-17. Kids 4 and under are free!
  • Early Bird VIP Ticket Packs
    • Buy more and save, plus get reserved seating (in addition to everything listed for VIP tickets above)
    • Buy 4 VIP tickets and you'll receive reserved seating at one of our tables-  $240
    • Buy 8 VIP tickets and reserve an entire table- $480

Other ways to support:  Can't attend on the day? You can still visit our event page to make a donation in support, and leave a message for CCGC. Or simply visit our general donation page.

After purchasing tickets: watch your email for updates. You should receive an email confirmation after purchase, and we will be sure to share all of our exciting updates leading up to the day of the event. We will also be sending out information about our auction including ways to access bidding online. 

Sponsors and Auction Donors

Those interested in sponsoring our event or making an in-kind donation for our auction can do so by visiting our donation page, or we invite interested parties to reach out to us directly using the contact information at the bottom of this page, especially to arrange an in-kind donation.

All donors will be recognized at the event and via our online event pages, as well as via social media. For financial sponsors, additional recognition opportunities are available at various levels of participation, please see below for a link to our complete sponsorship packet, as well as a brief outline of our various levels. You can also click the bottommost button to access our downloadable sponsorship form, which can be mailed or emailed to Molly Getchell using the contact information at the bottom of this page!

How Your Ticket or Donation Makes a Difference

By contributing to or attending the Growing Together Gathering, you are directly empowering our local organization in providing crucial mental health and special education services to children and families in need. It is our mission to provide a range of therapeutic and support services aimed at addressing mental health challenges, behavioral issues, and educational barriers that affect the well-being of young individuals and their families, intervening at the earliest possible time in a child's life, using the most efficient and effective methodologies possible. By investing in this organization, you are not just giving financially; you are actively participating in transforming lives, fostering a healthier, more resilient community, and paving the way for a brighter future for countless children. This act of generosity signifies a commitment to nurturing the mental and emotional health of the next generation, underscoring the belief that every child deserves the opportunity to thrive and succeed, regardless of their circumstances.

Here are just a few of the things you could make possible by attending or donating in support of our event this year: 

  • New Smartboards for our group rooms and meeting areas, making it possible to enhance programming for our therapeutic groups, (including the indoor activities for the Grow Ahead Program), plus making it possible to do more during trainings and other staff gatherings as well.
  • New technology for multiple programs, including new walkie-talkies for CCGC School. This is a significant and yet crucial expense that ensures the safety of students and staff and clear communication throughout day-to-day operations.
  • The addition of a swing set to our playground area at 317 North Main Street, which benefits children in multiple programs. 
  • Internal Family Systems Training for our clinical staff, enhancing care for children receiving outpatient counseling services and more
  • Accessibility equipment and safety improvements, including permanent stepstools for restrooms, safety lighting for parking lots, and more. 
  • Enhancements and additions for our sensory and pollinator gardens, including plants, additional outdoor musical instruments, mindfulness signage, and more. 


Watch your email and follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates before the event!


Get in touch! If you have questions, please don't hesitate to reach out for additional information!

Molly Getchell

860-643-2101 ext.217

1075 Tolland Turnpike 

Manchester, CT 06042