Fun ways to support Chrysalis Center and help transform lives!


Chrysalis Center’s fundraising events are a wonderful and fun way
to support our mission!

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17th Annual Butterfly Bash
A Virtual Experience
October 22, 2021

In light of the recent global outbreak of COVID-19 and reports from the World Health Organization (WHO), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and local health authorities, the Chrysalis Center’s Butterfly Bash Committee has decided to move our in-person Bash to a VIRTUAL event this year on Friday, October 22 from 7:00-8:00pm. The health, safety and well-being of our guests, staff, and volunteers will always be our highest priority.

The Butterfly Bash is the signature fundraising event for Chrysalis Center, raising much needed funds to advance the organization’s mission to provide supportive services to assist people in need to transform their lives.

Our theme this year is “Celebrating the Beauty of Transformation”, and the event raises awareness and critical funds to support the critical work Chrysalis Center does every day to help transform the lives of more than 1,450 individuals across Connecticut. As one of the State’s leading organization serving people living with mental illness and returning from homeless populations, Chrysalis Center has been working tirelessly since the onset of the pandemic to ensure clients’ needs have been met. Critical funding is needed now more than ever to help support programs and services.

Serving at this year’s Co-Masters of Ceremonies are the fabulous power-couple of Kara Sundlun, WFSB-TV Channel 3 anchor and Dennis House, WTNH-TV 8 anchor. Wonderful friends and supporters of Chrysalis Center, Kara and Dennis will help lead an evening of dinner, entertainment and auctions benefit Chrysalis Center and expand our mission.

We can’t wait to SEE YOU at the Bash! There are a number of ways to join us and support the event: 

*** Butterfly Bash FAQs Click Here *** 



Host An Event or Food Drive! 

Better Half Brewery Fundraiser

Did you know that by designing and hosting your own fundraising event for Chrysalis Center, you can be part of the solution? It’s fun, simple and impactful!

You can also host a food drive for our Freshplace Food Pantry, which feeds up to 100 families in Hartford year round.

There are so many ways that you can raise funds to support our mission and help us transform lives.  Whether you host an event or food drive (or collection drive), you can make a big difference in the life of an individual or family…and have a great time!

Download our Fundraising Toolkit (PDF) and Chrysalis Branding Brand Guide (PDF) and make a difference today! Here are just a few creative ideas to get you started:

  • Give Back Night: Invite the community to a special night at a restaurant, brewery or pub and donate a percentage of the proceeds to Chrysalis Center.
  • Jeans Day:  Staff or students can pay $5 each to wear jeans instead of more formal attire!
  • Lunch and Learn: Schedule a lunch and learn at your work, and Chrysalis Center will send a speaker to tell your staff about our life-changing programs and how you can make a difference.
  • Food Drive or Collection Drive: Host a food drive or collect items for Chrysalis Center clients at your office, on campus, or with friends online. Set a realistic goal and challenge others to participate by donating money or goods to benefit Chrysalis Center’s Freshplace food pantry. Our wish list of items can be found HERE!  Scroll down until you see Chrysalis Center’s “Wish Lists”.
  • Birthday  Fundraiser:  In lieu of gifts, ask friends, family and coworkers to donate to Chrysalis Center.
  • Athletic Milestone: Running a marathon or riding in a bike race? Ask your friends and family to sponsor you or make a tribute gift to Chrysalis Center in your honor.
  • Walk/Run: Organize your own walk/run with friends, colleagues, and family. Plan a route in your neighborhood (or venture somewhere new) and end with a casual lunch or barbecue. Encourage participants to bring a donation for Chrysalis Center.
  • Car Wash: Organize a car wash and donate proceeds to Chrysalis Center.
  • Scouts or Mitzvah Project: This is a great opportunity to get the kids involved and instill the values of philanthropy at a young ageHere’s a great example of one 16-year-old who came through for us!

Do you have feedback, more event suggestions, photos, or a story about an amazing event you’ve hosted?

Let us know!  Email or post on our Facebook page