SERVING INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES LIVING WITH MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS IN MIDDLESEX COUNTY SINCE 1968
The 15th annual event will go on this year – although not as it has in the past. Connect for a Cause is 2020’s version of the annual Quizine for a Cause. Instead of guests gathering in host’s homes for dinner and 250 people squeezing into Wesleyan’s Beckham Hall for a dessert buffet and festivities, we are inviting guests to enjoy an outdoor picnic box dinner with delicious desserts, popcorn and teacup raffle plus a drive-in movie featuring, WONDER. The event will be held on the beautiful grounds of Saint Clements Castle in Portland, looking over the Connecticut River. Come early and enjoy your picnic in their sunken gardens, view our teacup raffle items, and then enjoy the movie. Dress casually and appropriately, as October evenings can be chilly.
The live auction will be moved to an online platform and will open for bidding on Sunday, October 11th.
The teacup raffle will be displayed and safely spaced out at the event! You can either purchase tickets at the event or online and we’ll have them ready for you! Items include:
Traditionally, guests begin the evening with dinner at a local home or restaurant and then gather together at Wesleyan University for client stories, homemade desserts, wine and beer tasting, tea cup raffle, live auction, and trivia quizzes. With the support of individuals and businesses in the community, Gilead was thrilled to raise over $141,000 in 2019!
In order to offer a safe and responsible alternative, guests this year will gather for a picnic box dinner and drive-in movie, featuring WONDER. Click here for more information about this inspiring and heartfelt movie.
Become a Sponsor for Quizine!
Quizine for a Cause is an exciting event that raises critical funds for client services supporting individuals on the road to recovery. Gilead offers your organization a prime opportunity to build brand loyalty, access a desirable target market and be a strong corporate citizen.
Last year, sponsors donated over $50,000 to our mission this year. We owe a big part of the success to their support! Once a sponsor attends a Quizine event, they always want to come back.
Join over 40 business and individual sponsors who support this fabulous event.
Quizine for a Cause cannot succeed without dinner hosts!
Join the other 20+ dinner hosts in an event that features:
We would love to have you participate as a dinner host. For more information, contact Lucy McMillan at (860) 343-5300 x3423.
We are working on moving the Live Auction to an online platform. The auction will open on Sunday, August 11th at 8 a.m. and close on Sunday, August 18th at 6 p.m. More details to follow!
Every year the gifts we receive from our donors amaze us. Not only are the resources we receive incredibly generous but also so very creative. We appreciate all the time and energy taken to come up with these fabulous live auction items. If you have an item you’d like to donate, please contact us!