Host a Third-Party Event
One way you can help Interval House is by hosting a Third-Party Event. A Third-Party Event is envisioned, organized, and executed by supporters in the community, with proceeds benefiting Interval House. Some suggested Third-Party Event formats are:
A benefit dinner at a local restaurant
- A wine and cheese reception at your home or social club
- A fundraiser at your local brewery or winery
- A golf tournament or charity sports event
- A fundraising campaign through Facebook or other social media network
- A partnership in which a local business donates a percentage of sales to our agency
- A bake sale, tag sale, or a lemonade stand
- A comedy show
- A walk-a-thon or race
- An ice cream social
- Just about anything else – put on your thinking caps!
The beauty of Third-Party Events is that hosts are able to share Interval House and its mission with their own networks, broadening our agency’s reach. And any money that is raised is done so without impacting Interval House’s limited staff resources.
Please review our Third-Party Event Guidelines before you begin to plan your event!
Freedom From Violence
“Freedom,” the fine art photography exhibition held at the Golden Thread gallery in West Hartford on a balmy August evening in 2016, was an artfully successful example of a Third-Party Event!
Photos by Deb Key, Courtesy of CTPPA
30 area-based photographers, members of CTPPA (Connecticut Professional Photographers Association), donated their framed prints. One hundred percent of all sales and donations went to Interval House, the specific beneficiary under the CCADV (Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence), whom CTPPA supports.
The evening event was opened by Karen Jarmoc, CEO of CCADA and Catherine Bradshaw, then-interim Director of Interval House, and a poem was read by survivor Sarah Gallardo who directs “Sarah Speaks Up” and the “Veterans For Victims” program.
Deb Key, an accomplished Avon photographer and member of CTPPA, conceived the concept as a creative way to celebrate the “power of the print,” to raise both awareness and funds for victims of Domestic Violence so to rebuild their lives with freedom from fear.
“Support for the exhibition exceeded our expectations,” Key said. “As you enjoy these original interpretations of ‘Freedom,’ know you are helping to make a difference for people starting over.”
Becker’s Catering provided appetizers and desserts for the event and Ninety + Cellars served a tasting of wines and beers. Live acoustic music by Doug Maher made the event even more harmonious.
Photo art was also contributed by renowned speakers who presented at CTPPA educational events within the past 18 months. Fine printing services were donated by Alkit and Bay Photo.