Hometown Foundation, Inc. Steps Up for the North East’s Largest Turkey Drive

September 18, 2019 – The Hometown Foundation, Inc., and @sparky18888 are pleased to announce that they have secured 10,000 turkeys for those in need across Hartford, New Haven, and the Greater New York City area. Through connections in our local communities and partnership with PCNY, turkeys will be distributed in Connecticut on Saturday November 23th and in Greater New York City area on Sunday the 24th.

In 2018, the Foundation donated 5,000 turkeys to families in need during the holiday season to ensure they had a wonderful Thanksgiving, regardless of their circumstances. Turkeys were distributed to the Bronx, Yonkers, Harlem, Brooklyn, and Philadelphia.

For 2019 we are continuing to raise the bar on this initiative and it’s quickly becoming one of the largest holiday initiatives across the country.

“Very few foundations globally can take on such an undertaking and deliver that quantity of turkeys in an efficient and effective manor, the event is truly top notch” said Chris Sferruzzo Executive Vice President of Finance at Bozzuto Inc.

We want to thank our sponsors and community partners for supporting those in need during the holiday season. This all was made possible by @sparky18888, Bozzutos INC., Marcum Accounting, Turnpike Motors, and All State Fire Equipment.

For more information or to get involved- mdoyle@bozzutos.com

Hometown Foundation, Inc. Steps Up to Help Hurricane Dorian Victims

September 11, 2019 — Hurricane Dorian has left its mark on the Bahamas, but the Hometown Foundation, Inc. is working quickly to assist those in need who have suffered a tremendous loss. The Hometown Foundation, Inc. is raising funds to provide direct relief and assistance the areas that have been destroyed.

The Hometown Foundation, Inc. has teamed up with Cheney Brothers, Operation 300 and Rescue Life to raise funds and get the much needed supplies as quickly as possible. We have already sent over 4 truckloads of food and supplies to victims and are donating seven solar powered generators and solar panels to provide necessary electricity. As part of the Dream Ride 365 movement, we have seen so many amazing things happen when our Dream Ride Family comes together. We feel the need now more than ever to lean on our community and ask for help.

You can help today by texting the keyword BahamasRelief to 41444 to donate. You can also donate online at hometownfoundation.org. We thank you in advance for your continued support in this initiative.


Spring Celebration at the Farmington Polo Club!

A beautiful day full of laughter and fun, brought families together to celebrate the 41st Annual Farmington Egg Hunt at The Farmington Polo Club! The event featured a multiple array of different vendors such as Dom’s Coffee, organic produce, handmade jewelry, custom paintings, children’s clothing, and unique crafts. Alongside the vendors there was a cookie decorating tent where crowds of children gathered together to decorate egg and bunny-shaped cookies with festive spring colors!

Across the field and inside the barn, families lined up to get their photo taken with Mrs. Bunny. While waiting in line at the barn to take photos with Mrs. Bunny, there were buckets of fresh apples and carrots in the aisle way to feed the ponies. The biggest event of the day were the 5 egg hunts that ranged from ages infant to age 9. Children flooded the grassy fields by the dozens collecting eggs as fast as they could in search of the golden egg. The Spring Celebration event was such an amazing way to kick off the 2019 season for The Farmington Polo Club!

The Hometown Foundation, Inc. with Key Bank Donates New GPS Tracking Collar to Stamford PD K-9 Unit

A Police K-9 Officer, at a Project Blue Paw event at Trumbull High School with Best Buddies. participant.

Police K-9 Officer Badge of the Stamford Police Department has received a brand new Alpha 100/TT 15 Dog Track and Train System by Garmin. In conjunction with Key Bank, The Hometown Foundation, Inc., was able to donate the Alpha 100/TT which has state of the art capabilities. The device is a crucial component for K-9 Badge’s Handler, Officer Mark Vitti, to help keep track of his K-9 at all times. It can also help K-9 Officer Mark Vitti measure the area being searched, determine the direction K-9 Badge travels, and has Geo-Fence alerts and e-collar training. The pinpoint accuracy that this collar provides of Badge’s location is imperative in ensuring his safety while he serves with the Stamford Police Department.

With ‘Emergency Response Personnel’ being one of The Hometown Foundation, Inc.’s core initiatives, they are no stranger to supporting local and national Police Departments. One program they facilitate is K-9 Awareness Month. This is a multifaceted campaign held every February consisting of in-store fundraising, cash collection boxes in local businesses, T-shirt sales, the Blue Jeans for Blue Paws Program, and much more. Other events and fundraisers are held throughout the year to raise funds for K-9 Units across the country. The proceeds that are collected are used for purchasing Police K-9s, GPS tracking collars, training, and necessary safety equipment for the K-9s.

The funds raised are also used to fuel our Project Blue Paw Program, which is an initiative run by The Hometown Foundation, Inc. and Best Buddies and aims to give high school students the opportunity to learn how K-9s are trained for police and military work. The program also educates the students about trauma, and behavioral and occupational aspects of Police K-9s. Children with intellectual disabilities are also included in the program in order to make new friends and interact with local, community and law enforcement leaders.

The Hometown Foundation, Inc. & Key Bank are ecstatic to donate this advanced technology to the Stamford PD K-9 Unit and hope it will assist them in their future endeavors. We would like to thank Key Bank for sponsoring The Hometown Foundation, Inc.’s K-9 Awareness Month and being a proud partner. If you are looking for ways to get involved, such as this one, please visit HometownFoundation.org.

Yankee Harley-Davidson Teams Up with Bristol Tech Education Center for Battle of the Kings Custom Build Competition

April 15, 2019 – Yankee Harley-Davidson has entered the Battle of the Kings competition, a Custom Bike Build Competition between Harley-Davidson dealerships across the country to see who can build the best customized bike. This year, Yankee Harley invited students from the local tech school, Bristol Tech Education Center, to come help build the bike and The Hometown Foundation, Inc. documented and supported the entire experience!

Yankee wanted to get the Bristol Tech students involved to show them a real-life experience as well as submerge them in the Harley-Davidson bike culture. The team took a 2019 Road Glide and transformed it into an All-American spectacle. They customized everything from color, exhaust, to handle bars. The team gave the students control by allowing them to come up with ideas and then apply them to the bike. The Hometown Foundation, Inc. was proud to partner with Yankee Harley-Davidson and follow the team on their 3-month long transformation. We documented everything from the breakdown of the bike to the powder coating and airbrush and even to the big reveal photo shoot. This project wouldn’t have been possible without the works of Explicit Airbrush, Shoreline Coatings LLC, and Melnick Metal Works Inc. They all worked together to create a show-stopping, one-of-kind motorcycle.

Yankee also made it an engaging experience for the students by inviting Mike Moore, District Manager of Harley-Davidson Motor Company, to oversee the project and talk to the students about what he does for the company. Students were able to talk to Mike and ask how they can achieve a career at Harley-Davidson and how to make their resume stand out among the others. It was great to see the enthusiasm they had for being there and experiencing the Harley-Davidson brand. The entire Yankee team was so passionate to share their years of wisdom and answer any questions the students had. They truly gave the students a once-in-a-lifetime experience and more dealerships should follow their lead.

Voting is now open from April 15th – May 15th. Be sure to visit the website and vote! CLICK HERE! To see the full transformation video, CLICK HERE! Thank you in advance for your support. Wishing you a safe and fun riding season!