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Caring with Grace holds special events throughout the year to boost our fundraising efforts. Adults, kids, families and our volunteers have a great time while raising money for an important cause this important cause.


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October 06, 2019

MarcUS for Change/US Day

Join the Stamford Public Education Foundation (SPEF) as they once again present US Day 2019 on Sunday, October 6, 2019 at Mill River Park in Stamford, CT. and CARING WITH GRACE will be there asking the visitors to make cards for children affected by cancer.

Enjoy a full day of interactive activities that build on the mission of Stamford Public Schools to cultivate productive habits of mind, body and heart.
Kids Zone, Food Trucks, Free Carousel Rides, Crafts, Face Painting, Pumpkin Painting

7th Annual MarcUS for Change 5K Walk & Run
8:00 a.m. Registration, Pre-5K Stretch, Music, Welcome
9:00 a.m. Start Time
10:00 a.m. Awards Ceremony

6th Annual STEMfest
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Mayor’s MultiCultural Council’s International Dance Festival
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

April 13, 2019

Uniendo Latinos 2019

Everyone is welcome to come to this event anytime from 4:00p.m.-10:00p.m. to check out big and small businesses that serve the community. This is a family event and there will be music, face painting, food and entertainment for everyone to really enjoy the day.
Caring with Grace will be there to raise funds selling handmade cards while raising awareness about childhood cancer. I hope to see you there!

Tickets for the event are $10 for adults. Children under 10 years old are FREE. Thank you to Mrs. Pilar Blanco for the invitation.

September 10, 2018

City of Stamford Childhood Cancer Proclamation

Mayor David Martin will proclaim SEPTEMBER as childhood cancer awareness month. Congressman Jim Himes, politicians and community leaders will join us in this ceremony. Everyone is welcome to attend. We have special guests speakers.
I hope the community will join us because this event is open to the public. Everyone is welcome (children, seniors, etc). I hope to count with your support!

April 29, 2018

KHK Spring Celebration

I will be at the Kids Helping Kids Spring Celebration with my Caring Cards table. I'm one of the KHK ambassadors and I would love you to join us to learn more about my caring cards project and what other ambassadors are doing to make things better for other kids in our community.

April 24, 2018

Action Days 2018

You’re invited to join the Alliance for Childhood Cancer for the 7th Annual Childhood Cancer Action Days. This two-day event in Washington brings our community together to advocate for important childhood cancer issues currently before Congress.

Your Voice Matters

A strong showing of advocates at Action Days 2018 is more crucial than ever.  We will be at a critical point in the legislative process on several key issues for children with cancer. Sharing your story in Washington this spring will ensure the voice of children with cancer is heard loud and clear!

December 09, 2017

Gift of Giving

CWG will be at KHK Gift of Giving event to share our work and make 'caring cards' with the help of the attendees. Children are invited to come to get FREE Holiday gifts for themselves and their family members. 

September 17, 2017

Curefest for Childhood Cancer-Washington D.C

Advocates, activist and childhood cancer organizations from our the world will gather in this annual event to raise awareness about childhood cancer and share our work.

September 12, 2017

Curefest Sister Walk/Rally

Join after the Governor's proclamation ceremony at a walk to raise awareness about childhood cancer outside the State Capitol

September 12, 2017

Governor's Proclamation

Senator Carlo Leone, Senator Dan Fox, guest speakers and community leaders will join me at State Capitol-Hartford for the Governor's proclamation. Gov. Malloy will proclaim September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in CT!

August 31, 2017

Childhood Cancer Proclamation by Mayor David Martin

Mayor of Stamford, David Martin will proclaim September as the childhood cancer awareness month in our city! Come to join us in this FREE community event to be part of this important cause.

August 27, 2017

Latincolors Magazine Cover

I will be on the cover of Latincolors Magazine. This is a great opportunity to share my work with Caring Wit Grace and raise awareness about childhood cancer in my community.

Location: Stepping Stones Museum for Children-Norwalk

Time: 3:00P.M.-7:00P.M.

Everyone is welcome! FREE admission for our guests! Just use the East Entrance (next to main entrance)

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Awareness Campaigns


September 10, 2019

Paint with Purpose for Childhood Cancer

Come to join us for a fun event supporting children affected by cancer. Caring with Grace is supporting Hearts of Hope-Stratford Chapter on their PAINT WITH PURPOSE event during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. 

The event is from 6-8P.M at The Riverview Bistro in Stratford. You can join us at any time during those hours. We are only asking for a $5 donation for every heart you paint!

Not an artist? No worries. We have outlined hearts that you can paint in, but every heart you paint it will be just perfect. They will bring a smile and hope to children affected by cancer.

Registration is FREE. Walk-ins are welcome!

July 29, 2019

Christmas in July!

We are going to visit the families at the Ronald McDonald House of CT to bring Holiday cheer! We are bringing food, music, arts & crafts, gifts and much more!

We need your help to collect household items such as paper towels, ziploc bags, paper plates, cereals, snacks, can foods, etc. We are also looking for gift cards from groceries stores, gas stations, visa, etc. 

Please email me at or call/text 203-667-3581 for more information or to schedule a donation pick up. Thank you!

April 24, 2019

Spring Business Meet and Greet

Mixing good fun, with good art for a good cause! We hope to see you 5:30-8:00P.M.
Come join us for the BCA Business Development Group’s event to benefit Caring with Grace!
Grace Targonski, founder of Caring With Grace will be attending and will give a short overview on the ways Caring With Grace supports children fight against cancer.

The evening is fully paid for by our sponsors, and we are asking all attendants to make at least a $15.00 donation to Caring With Grace. Thank you for your participation.
The Rene Soto Gallery is proud to host our event -we will have gourmet appetizers provided by PALMERS of DARIEN, and several wines chosen by WINE LINE STRATEGIES, along with Soda & Bottled Water.

February 13, 2019

Boo Zoo-Valentine's Day Campaign

Stepping Stones Museum for Children is always thinking on giving back. Our goal is to get 25!
We need your help. Please consider buying a BOO ZOO to be donated to Caring With Grace (but you can also buy a BOO ZOO for yourself or your love ones). The idea of this campaign is to 1) support Stepping Stones Museum; and 2) getting a BOO ZOO for every local child affected by cancer I know. I will deliver personalized packages and these BOO ZOO personally on Valentine's Day!
To buy a BOO ZOO for CWG, you can go to the link mentioned above (Please mentioned Caring With Grace at checkout). You can also call Ms. Kelly Heese at 203 899 0606 ext. 271 to make a purchase using a credit card. You can inbox me to pay by cash or pay via PayPal to and mention BOO ZOO to your donation. If you would like to buy a BOO ZOO for yourself or a love one, please call/text my mom at 2036673581 so she can take care of your order.
Thank you in advance for your support!!!

December 02, 2018

2nd Zumba Master Class for GOLD!

Caring With Grace and CT Credit Union Charitable Foundation for Youth Financial Education are teaming up in ONE amazing ZUMBA MASTER CLASS!!! Tickets are: 
-Adults $20. 
-High School students $5.
-FREE for 12 years old and younger!

November 24, 2018

CWG at SHS Holiday Shopping Fair

This an nice event with vendors from around the area. It's a great shopping opportunity for people that attend and a great fundraising effort to benefit the classes of 2019-2020.
I will be selling CWG, pediatric cancer awareness items and handmade cards perfect for the holidays. I hope to see you there!

September 22, 2018

Caring With Grace ARTFEST

I hope you can join us to come together to support childhood cancer awareness month. We will have art demonstrations, classes and enjoy a fun family day while supporting Caring With Grace. The event will be from 12:00-5:00P.M. at Raymour & Flanigan in Norwalk, CT.

Thank you Raymour & Flanigan and Rene Soto Gallery for putting this event together.

August 05, 2018

Rallying for Ryan 4th Annual Motorcycle Ride

Come to ride with us and raise funds for Caring With Grace. For more information go to event page!

July 28, 2018

CWG Lemonade Stand

Come to help us raise funds to bring Christmas in July to children affected by cancer and their families! Lemonade stand will be located at 19 Crescent St. Stamford, CT. 06906 from 10-1P.M. 

May 12, 2018

Mother's Day Handmade Cards

Please support the Mother's Day card sale! These are beautiful and unique handmade cards to raise money to support CWG's projects. This money will allow us to get Mother's Day gifts to the mother's staying at the RMHC on this special day. We are visiting on Sunday May 13th! 

We can deliver to our local friends. Extra $3 for shipping cost outside CT. 

Do not miss the opportunity to share a 'one of a kind' card with a love one! 

May 12, 2018

Women's Networking Event

CWG will be part of the Women's Networking event at Raymour & Flanigan. This event is organized by Latincolors Magazine, Mrs. Isabel Imbrogno & Cristina Soto. 

This event will highlight the business created and run by women. Please visit us from 5:00P.M.-7:00P.M to learn about our work in the community and to support everyone's business.

May 05, 2018

Stella & Dot GOLDen 5 De Mayo Celebration

Come to shop for beautiful pieces of jewelry and much more for a good cause. All proceeds will go to Caring With Grace to bring a special Mother's Day celebration to the moms at the Ronald McDonald House CT.

March 25, 2018

CWG at St. Baldricks's Foundation-Team Brent

Want to #BraveTheShave for childhood cancer? This is your opportunity to support St. Baldrick's Foundation and children affected by cancer by shaving your head and raise funds for this amazing organization. Join team Caring With Grace and be part of this fun, family oriented and meaningful event at the Westport YMCA on March 25th from 12:30-2:00P.M. All the shavees, volunteers and people that register for this event will be allow to use the YMCA facilities on that day as a way to say THANK YOU for being part of this event. 

Please register or make a donation on the link below. Support my team and let's conquer childhood cancer!

February 25, 2018

Locks Of Kindnes

Our LOCK OF KINDNESS program collects hair donations to benefit Wigs for Kids and Pantene. These organizations provide hair pieces to children and women affected by hair lost due to an illness at no cost. We teamed up with local hair salons to provide a FREE service (cut, wash, blow-dry and style) when you come to donate your hair for this cause. This event will take place at Blow Bar Hair Salon at 312 Shippan Ave. Stamford, CT. 06902

November 27, 2017

Barefoot Books-Bool Drive

Barefoot Books is helping me to get special books to add to my packages and donations during the Holiday season. These are great books and I'm looking to get as many of the Mindful Sets as possible. I think this is a great gift to add to my packages and the children will love and benefit from it. Please consider purchasing this sets. All sells made by tomorrow at 11:00P.M. will be match by Mrs. Waddell, an Barefoot Books ambassador! 
Please share and support this campaign. Thank you!

December 02, 2017

28th Annual Trees of Hope-RMHC

Location: Maritime Center - 555 Long Wharf Dr, New Haven CT 
Dates: December 2-10, 2017 (raffle tickets pulled on 12/10)
Times: Open daily from 10 AM - 5 PM 
**This event is open to the public and raffle tickets can be purchased on site for only $1.00/ticket!!
**The event also features a Holiday Boutique that will be open throughout the event! 
About Trees of Hope:
For 28 years, Ronald McDonald House of Connecticut and the greater New Haven community have partnered together to raise funds for the children and families staying at RMHCT through Trees of Hope. What began with a dozen trees at the Governor’s Mansion has flourished into a display of over 140 decorated trees, wreaths and holiday baskets lining the halls of the Maritime Center in New Haven. RMHCT’s annual Trees of Hope is a dynamic and festive holiday spectacular in New Haven - one that is enjoyed by more than 4,000 people each year!

*This event is made possible by our generous sponsors, as well as over 100 individuals, groups and corporations from the community who volunteer their time and talents to donating fully adorned trees, wreaths, baskets, dream presents and other holiday displays to be raffled off to lucky winners at the end of the event to help benefit the families and children of RMHCT.
*Trees of Hope presents a great opportunity for a holiday group outing or field trip!
*Check back in November to find times for Santa and Ronald McDonald appearances and great musical performances!
*Don't forget to hash tag your event photos #RMHCTTOH17

We hope to see you there!

November 25, 2017

SHS Holiday Shopping Fair

Over 60 vendors will gather to provide a unique shopping experience to our community! CWG will be there selling t-shirts, handmade holiday cards, paintings from local artist and much more! All the proceeds will help to support the DAY OF KINDNESS Program and Holiday donations. 

There will be many family activities for everyone to enjoy. 

We are looking for volunteers to help me during the fair 10-5P.M. Please consider volunteer your time to help me.

November 06, 2017

Art Show: Feelings

Rene Soto, Sofia Aquino (13), Sofia Ortiz (10) are 3 local artists that are donating their paintings to support CWG's mission. 

Come to join us at Farmers Insurance-Passero Agency from 6:00P.M.-9:00P.M. We will have beverages and delicious food thanks to Casa Villa Restaurant.

September 24, 2017

Locks of Kindness

We are offering FREE haircuts & Style to everyone that will come to donate their hair! 

The event will be at Prestige Hair Salon-884 East Main St. Stamford, CT. 06902 from 10:00A.M-2:00P.M.

Hair donations will benefit WIGS FOR KIDS & PANTENE BEAUTIFUL LENGHTS!

September 23, 2017

Zumba with Grace & John Layseca!

Let's dance for GOLD! Join us on Saturday September 23rd from 3:00-5:00P.M. at 369 Washington Blvd. Stamford for a fun event.

We will have raffle prizes and much more!

August 24, 2017

CWG Lemonade Stand

Location: 229 Glenbrook Road. Stamford, CT. 06906

Time: 12:00P.M.-6:00P.M.

July 23, 2017

Lemonade Stand at Peruvian Independence Day celebration

Please come to enjoy the festivities at the Old Town Hall in Stamford from 12:00P.M.-2:00P.M. 

PAAC (Peruvian American Community Center) invited me to be part of this event. I will be at my lemonade stand so please come to support and enjoy some lemonade and treats!

May 30, 2017

Painting with Grace - Spring Session

$25 includes all materials (9x12 canvas, paints, brushes, etc.) and supports this program's mission to provide FREE classes to children affected by cancer and their siblings.

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