Giving Events

Road Race

Gilead hit the road…. RACE! Every year in April, TEAM GILEAD members walk/run/volunteer at the Middletown Legends 4-Mile Road Race. Clients, staff, families, and community members who come out that day to be part of TEAM GILEAD to raise awareness and funds for individuals in need of mental health services in our county.

Please join us for the annual Run for Every 1!  For details and to learn more click here.

  • The Average American walks about 5,117 steps each day, which is about 2.5 Miles.
  • If you do 6,000 steps (about 3 miles) this will improve your health.
  • If you do 10,000 steps, which is about 5 Miles per day, this will help you lose weight.
  • Come walk or run with at the Middletown Road Race.

May Matching Campaign – Mental Health Awareness Month

Each May, stakeholders step forward and offer a dollar for dollar match for any donations we receive during the month of May, Mental Health Awareness Month. In years past the Matching Campaign has funded:

  • A drop-in center and ADA accessible bathroom at our Shoreline Apartment Program
  • Renovations for Gilead’s Women’s Program
  • Exterior siding for the one of our supervised apartment programs
  • Replacement vehicle for one of our group homes
  • Makeover of client bedroom furniture
  • New furniture for the relocation of GII, one of Gilead’s residential group homes.
  • Subsidized mental health services at the outpatient clinic
  • Gilead’s Agency Endowment Fund.

Please click here if you would like to make a contribution to the Matching Campaign by check, credit card, securities transfer or online.

To Learn More About the Matching Campaign click here.

If you are interested in offering a Match for this Campaign versus making a donation please call us at (860) 343-5300 x 3423 or email us.

As the temps fall, we at Gilead get fired up for our annual Quizine for a Cause.

Quizine is a night of cuisine, trivia, and fundraising. Guests begin the evening with dinner at a local home or restaurant and then gather all together at Wesleyan University for client stories, homemade desserts, wine and beer tasting, teacup raffle, live auction, and trivia quizzes.

To Learn More About Quizine for a Cause click here.

Jim Probolus’ dinner party attempts to win the trivia contest at Quizine for a Cause.

In years past Quizine for a Cause events have funded:

  • Opening Doors Account to meet any client need
  • Program activities, include camping trips, holiday dinners and much more
  • Gilead’s Agency Endowment Fund

December Annual Appeal

For people who experience a mental health condition, healing may take years and possibly spread over the course of a lifetime. Gilead Community Services understands that the path to recovery and independence is not always straight, fast or smooth. Gilead’s need for your support remains steady, year-to-year, because the needs of the individuals we treat are constant and enduring. For that reason, every December we make a special appeal to ensure client needs are met.

To Learn More About Annual Appeal click here.

In years past Gilead’s Annual Appeals have funded the following:

  • Client’s basic needs
  • Client Awards Banquet
  • Client Camping Trip