Cool Cats Jazz Brunch Benefit

KICK BACK BEFORE KICKOFF AT NOVEMBER 3 COOL CATS JAZZ BRUNCH BENEFIT FOR BRANFORD COMPASSION CLUB

The Branford Compassion Club is presenting an encore of its popular Cool Cats Jazz Brunch benefit emceed by WTNH News 8 anchor Darren Kramer and featuring the esteemed Jeff Fuller and the Neighborhood Music School Premier Jazz Ensemble.

The buffet brunch is Sunday, November 3 at 11:30 a.m. at Pine Orchard Yacht & Country Club, 2 Club Parkway. There is a donation of $50 a person. Tickets may be purchased online at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4406272 or by email at bccspecialevents32@gmail.com.

The cool jazz of the Premier Jazz Ensemble quintet sets just the right vibe for a little repast before the Sunday football slate. If the music doesn’t chill you out, the club’s stunning views of Long Island Sound will, not to mention its renowned Sunday brunch. There will be a silent auction and cash bar.

Proceeds help defray operating costs at the nonprofit’s Feline Rescue & Adoption Center, 2037 Foxon Road, North Branford, and support its mission to feed, shelter and care for homeless, abandoned and feral cats and educate the public about the importance of spay/neuter population control responsible pet ownership and kindness to animals through community outreach.

“We are thrilled to bring back Jeff Fuller and his talented musicians, and we thank Darren for giving up a Sunday for us,” said BCC President Peg Johnson. “It’s a wonderful way to enjoy some great music and help our cause at the same time.”

Fuller, a performer, teacher and composer, is one of the most sought-after musicians in Connecticut. The award-winning bassist has toured with such greats as Dizzy Gillespie, Mose Allison, “Papa” Jo Jones, Gerry Mulligan and Clark Terry. Fuller was the 2014 recipient of the annual Jazz Haven Award for “presenting and preserving the culture of jazz.” His trio featuring pianist Darren Litzie and drummer Ben Bilello has released three CDs.

Kramer, the popular anchor of WTNH News 8, has been in the news business for more than three decades. The Wisconsin native is a talented amateur photographer who gives generously of his time to charities. He has a large following on Twitter, where he is a prolific Tweeter of both wry commentary and news postings.

Branford Compassion Club was founded in 1997. Its Feline Rescue & Adoption Center has adopted out more than 2,600 cats or kittens since its 2011opening. To donate or for more information, visit www.branfordcompassonclub.org.

PHOTO CREDITS: Jeff Fuller: StudioDUDA Photography. Darren Kramer: WTNH

Mangia for Meows: Dinner & Wine Tasting Fundraiser

SOLD OUT!

Please join us for dinner at Rosso Vino restaurant in Branford with wine tasting by Murphy Distributors on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 6 p.m.  All proceeds benefit Branford Compassion Club Feline Rescue & Adoption Center.  Donation $50.

Enjoy this evening that includes a selection of wine tastings and a delicious dinner with minestrone soup, choice of house salad or Caesar salad, choice of eggplant or meat lasagna, and bread pudding for dessert, with coffee or tea. Cash bar.

All to help save homeless cats!

Thanks in advance for your support!

SOLD OUT!


Can’t attend the dinner? You can still support BCC with a tax deductible donation.


Branford Compassion Club Hosts Cats On Tap Beer Party

There’s a party brewing to benefit the homeless felines under the care of Branford Compassion Club Feline Rescue & Adoption Center. The Cats on Tap Beer Party fun begins at 6 p.m. on Thursday, September 12 at the Thimble Island Brewing Company, 16 Business Park Drive, Branford. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the shelter on Saturdays from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. or by emailing bccspecialevents32@gmail.com. A cash bar with beer, wine and soda, lite bites and 10 raffle tickets to a mystery raffle are included. Please join us for an evening of fun and merriment.

Branford Compassion Club Feline Rescue & Adoption Center, located at 2037 Foxon Rd in North Branford is open to the public on Saturdays from 11 a.m. – 3 pm. For more information, please visit www.branfordcompassionclub.org or 203-483-6369.

The Boon Supply Catalog & Online Fundraiser

The Boon Supply (formerly Mixed Bag Designs) Catalog & Online Fundraiser is underway! Seller packets with catalogs and order forms are available in the shelter lobby. Sample reusable bags are on display in the lobby for you to view.

There are 3 ways to shop, by CATALOG, ONLINE, & TEXT.

CATALOG orders must be returned to me no later than August 31. Checks must be made payable to Branford Compassion Club. There is no sales tax on catalog items, but there is a shipping charge of $1 per item. You must add in $1 on the order form for every item purchased.

For ONLINE orders go to boonsupply.com/949093. Our Fundraising ID is 949093. Please NOTE: Online shopping orders charge sales tax & a shipping fee. The purchases will be shipped directly to the purchaser’s home. ONLINE shopping runs until December 31.

Buyers also have the option to TEXT. TEXT 949093 to 888-886-0998. Buyers will be charged sales tax and shipping fee and purchases will be shipped directly to purchaser’s home.

So it’s less expensive to order from the catalog, since catalog orders do not charge sales tax. However, its more convenient to shop online, since the purchaser will get their orders shipped directly.

Please support Branford Compassion Club and the Connecticut Statewide Plastic Bag Ban! SAVE CATS & THE ENVIRONMENT!!!!!!

Thanks in advance for your help & support!

*Branford Compassion Club will receive 40% of every purchased item.

Branford Compassion Club Holds Double Fundraiser

Branford Compassion Club Feline Rescue & Adoption Center will be holding a dual fundraiser on Saturday, July 20. A Summer Catwalk (Sidewalk) Sale and Food and Supply Drive will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

It’s a great opportunity for animal lovers to buy pet-motif baskets for your dog or cat and special handcrafted items for your home or pet at discounted prices while donating cat food and shelter supplies, all to benefit the shelter cats. Please click here for a complete kitty Wish List.

The shelter is located at 2037 Foxon Road and is open Saturdays to the public from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Volunteers are needed for direct care and socializing. Please inquire within or call 203-483-6369.

The Great Give Results!

We are very happy to announce the results of The Community Foundation of New Haven’s – The Great Give and the Branford Community Foundation’s challenge match!

During May 1st & 2nd, donations for the Branford Compassion Club totaled $5,525.00 and we are happy to announce that we also won one of the two $500.00 match challenge prizes from the Branford Community Foundation! In addition, we received two fund distributions, through the Community Foundation of New Haven’s donor advised funds, totaling an additional $1,500.00.

Thus, bringing our total income from the event to $7,525.00.

We are so grateful for your support, so that we can continue our mission to neuter, vaccinate, test and provide medical intervention for every feline that passes through our doors! Thank you! Marcia Turner, President The Branford Compassion Club