See all the photos from the evening in our Facebook album.
Carver placed eighth this year. But what other charity among the 430 nonprofits from Greenwich to Bridgeport participating in this 24-hour crowdfunding campaign showed the heart of Carver's friends and alumni?!
Carver is proud of and thankful for The Hour and the Connecticut Post featuring the front page story of Carver's innovative efforts to get the word out. Carver is proud of and grateful for our committed friends at Norwalk Public Schools, Side By Side Charter School, the Norwalk Police Department, GE and Diageo and many others who alerted their respective communities of the value of Carver's effective work in Norwalk.
We are especially thankful for the priceless and countless contributions of Factory Underground for enlisting the support of their stars and staff to produce (the very first?) Fairfield County's Giving Day Telethon & Concert at the Carver Community Center from 5 PM to 9 PM! AIM for a Better Tomorrow also contributed their time and services to stream the event live on Facebook! DJ Connect (Steve Lou), a Carver alum, and member of Factory Underground, kept the entire event on rack, in tune and joyous.
Pastor Lenore Jordan opened the event with her blessing. Kara Miranda of Next Generation Chorus sang "Amazing Grace." Carver alumnae Gabby Pierre-Louis sang "All I can Do is Cry" and Gabby and and Bianca Ramirez sang "Treat Me Like Somebody."
Parkway South; Che-Val; Frank Candullo; Tommy O, Tom "The Suit" Forst (with Gabby); Edisun; Erick Northrop; Brian Larney; Robbie Jenkins; Frank D'Angelo; Carver alumna Berdine Joseph accompanied by Jeffrey Valez (aka Baesia); $OLE (with Berdine); and Dinero each performed with great heart and talent!
Carver alumnus FNX served as the evening's enthusiastic host and emcee. FNX is a longtime supporter of Carver's work (and here) and is returning to the Carver Community Center on May 20th with his #Hometown Love event that will offer fun for all ages, including a basketball tournament, cookout, canned food drive, bounce house and face painting and much else!
The Carver community will try its utmost again next year to win the grand prize for the most gifts received during the annual Fairfield County's Giving Day. Meanwhile, Carver is celebrating all the "Hometown Love" that so many from across the country and especially from across Norwalk demonstrated to help Carver advance its mission!