Here at Simpson & Vail we believe in the notion that we’re all connected. So we like to help charitable organizations and groups who are doing their part to make the world a better place. Here are a few:
Heifer International - Heifer International's mission is to work with communities to end world hunger and poverty and to care for the Earth. They received 97% on Charity Navigator's accountability transparency rating! We're particularly pleased to see their efforts to help the bees, provide clean water to many communities and educate so many children. Their gift catalog offers many ways to help families around the globe create a healthy, prosperous future.
We Care 5K - Organized by Brookfield's Kim Petruska, a Certified Personal Trainer, The We Care 5K is an annual run. Every year the proceeds of this run are donated to a local person or family in need.
Ann’s Place - Ann's Place Provides comfort, support, and resources to people living with cancer and their loved ones. They serve hundreds of people from across Connecticut and lower Hudson Valley New York.
The Brookfield Theatre for the Arts - an all volunteer, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing quality community theater and educational opportunities to the Brookfield area. The regular season consists of five shows chosen to provide a meaningful and entertaining experience that will appeal to a wide ranging audience. Additional workshops and special events are added throughout the year.
The Brookfield Library - The Brookfield Library is a valuable resource for our town. In addition to offering thousands of titles to take us on journeys through different times and places and expand our knowledge of every imaginable subject, the Library also offers movies, concerts, technology asisistance and 3D printing services! Want to connect with like minded people? The Library's Book Clubs are a great place to go.
Danbury Museum and Historical Society - The Danbury Museum & Historical Society Authority acquires, preserves, exhibits, and interprets Danbury's past. Situated in downtown Danbury, the museum preserves the John and Mary Rider House c.1785), the Dodd Hat Shop (c. 1790), the Marian Anderson Studio, the old King Street Schoolhouse, the Little Red Schoolhouse and the Charles Ives Birthplace. Huntington Hall, a modern exhibit building contains the museum offices and a research library.
Connecticut Food Bank - Founded in 1982 in New Haven, the Connecticut Food Bank provides food to hungry adults and children in six Connecticut counties: Fairfield, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, New London and Windham. More than 300,000 people in their service area are food insecure; nearly 100,000 children struggle with hunger. In 2016 they distributed enough food to prepare more than 18 million meals.
Dorothy Day Hospitality House - Feeding the hungry and sheltering the homeless in the Danbury CT area since 1982.
Brookfield High School - various fundraisers
Oregon Style Running Camp - Our goal at Oregon Style Cross Country Camp is to help distance runners strengthen their love for running and become the best that they can be. We believe that a combination of hard work and a smart training plan which includes good nutrition, goal setting, injury prevention and a positive mental attitude will help each runner achieve success and have a better overall experience. At Oregon Style Cross Country Running Camp we will bring together new and experienced runners to learn team building skills in order to assist in achieving this common goal. We will stress to every individual athlete that true success is not judged by the amount of medals won but by the knowledge that one has given their maximum effort.
Vermont Foodbank - The Point to Point bike ride is hosted at Harpoon Brewery in Vermont every August to raise awareness for the Vermont Foodbank's mission to end the growing problem of hunger in Vermont. Cyndi, with Simpson & Vail's financial support, has been a rider since 2014. Including the 2016 ride, this event, which started in 2002, has raised $1,311,190!
Roxbury Library - Started in October 1896 in a few back rooms of the old town hall, the Roxbury Library has been a consistent beacon of knowledge, history and art for the Roxbury, CT community. In addition to thousands of books ,they also offer tai chi classes, computer assistance, weekly story time and beautiful art exhibits.
Brookfield Lions Club - The Lions Club began in Chicago in 1917 as a way to help community members in need. Today the Lions Club is the world's largest service club organization with 1.35 million members in more than 46,000 clubs. The Brookfield Lions Club provides goods and monetary donations to many organizations that benefit our community.