#49: The Charity of Greater Danbury


Greater Danbury is teeming with generous folk who know how to support a good cause by providing a good time.



GREATER DANBURY is teeming with generous folk who know how to support a good cause by providing a good time.  Here’s a list of just some of the benefits that have taken place in the past year:

Karing for Kelly, a car show, food and music extravaganza that raises funds for a local young person suffering from an illness, now in its third year, took place at The Palace Danbury October 2,

Save Rainer!, a “deafening charity event” put together by the DJ crew Threshold Sound, for a friend who is battling cancer, took place at Heirloom Arts Theatre on September 24,

“Bruvahs For Life”, a benefit for local tattoo artist Eric Chapman, who had gotten in a car accident, took place on August 13, also at Heirloom, thanks to his friends and family,

The MS Benefit, now in its fifth year, with all proceeds going to the Connecticut Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society,  took place at O’Brien’s on August 6,


A benefit for the family of Matikahn, a local rapper who lost a battle with cancer, took place at 1Bar/Cousin Larry’s on February 19.

There’s another event tonight from 6 to 9pm: Guest Bartender Night at Two Steps, located at 5 Ives Street in Danbury, featuring Danbury Museum and Historical Society executive director Brigid Guertin and the current “Magnificent Millinery” museum exhibit curator Erika Askin.  All tips and 10% of the bar bill will be donated to the Danbury Museum & Historical Society, which has endured tough budget cuts this year.  

The generosity, motivation and imagination within this community is outstanding.  Accolades go out to everyone involved in organizing and supporting the events that help those in need.


-Amanda Bloom


by & filed under The Great Greater Danbury Project.