CCF Calendar: What’s Coming Soon in 2017

February 22, 2017

Every year, Carrington Charitable Foundation (CCF) creates a calendar with monthly charitable themes in line with our mission to improve and support the communities where we live and work. Because we’re aiming for an even bigger year than 2016, we’d like to share the calendar for the first half of the year so you can prepare for our upcoming events, and help us create success.

Some monthly themes and initiatives will be familiar to you, while others will surprise, challenge and hopefully inspire you to be creative and participate in ways you never have before. Here’s what we have planned for the first half of 2017:

March: March Madness Month – We’re excited for our March charitable focus, which is a spin on the popular March Madness college basketball tournament. Pledge a donation, we’ll send you a link to create your own bracket, and then let the madness begin! The person with the winning bracket will win an Apple Watch and be able to choose which charity will benefit from all the donations from this charitable campaign. For those interested in participating in March Madness Brackets for a Cause, read “How to Get Involved” below.

April: Autism Awareness Month – As we did last year, CCF will be encouraging participation in Autism Awareness organizations and initiatives throughout April, including Light It Up Blue. Not much is known about what causes Autism and effective ways to manage it, but with your help we can fund research and studies that help make a difference in the lives of millions.

May: Health and Wellness Month – We all know that old adage “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” but how many of us really eat an apple a day? In May, we’re focusing on health and wellness – not just for ourselves, but for everyone. With education and support, we can change our health and the health of others, so we can spend less time at the doctor and more time living. Doesn’t that sound ideal?

June: Special Olympics Awareness/Volunteer Month – This is always one of our most popular initiatives, so we’re doing it again this year. Many Special Olympic volunteer opportunities across the country will be available as well as other events that support the Special Olympics. We were able to make such a positive impact on the lives of these amazing athletes last year, and we look forward to doing so again.

Each month we’ll have a selection of events and articles that coincide with the theme of the month, and that provide more information for everyone who wants to join in. We’re sharing this calendar so you can prepare for what’s coming, and have the time to brainstorm to make every month a smash success.

We do our best to support causes that our Associates feel passionate about, so tell us what causes or organizations are near and dear to your heart. If there’s an organization or event that would fit in with our calendar, we want to know more.

Together, we can create change and make the world a better place. Let’s do that throughout 2017.