Help & Hope Breakfast

The Help & Hope Breakfast is our signature annual fundraising event, taking place during the Christmas season at the Marriott Hartford Downtown.

2020 Update

Last December, our Help & Hope Breakfast raised over $100,000 for people in need. The date of our 2020 event — December 9th — was scheduled well in advance of the COVID-19 pandemic.

We hoped to continue planning for an in-person event this year, but have begun rethinking and reconfiguring the 2020 Help & Hope Breakfast, including the possibility of a virtual event or another creative way to come together while apart.

When these plans are solidified, we will let you know. In the meantime, you can show your support for people in need across Hartford, Litchfield, and New Haven Counties by committing to sponsorship today.

2020 Sponsorship Materials Available Now

Please consider supporting Catholic Charities to the greatest extent that you can. If your company is a past sponsor of the Help & Hope Breakfast, please consider returning at the same level or higher. If your company is considering becoming a sponsor for the first time, there has never been a more critical time to get involved.

Especially in uncertain times, we depend upon your faith in Catholic Charities to deliver on the promise we make to change the lives of people in need. We likewise ask for your faith that an investment in the 2020 Help & Hope Breakfast will be acknowledged and promoted in every way we can, no matter what form our 2020 event ultimately takes.

Now more than ever, the individuals, families, and communities we serve are in need of your support.

Since the pandemic began, we have seen a significant increase in the number of households reaching out to us for emergency assistance – food, diapers, rental or utilities assistance – and we continue to make a difference by providing affordable and accredited preschool for working families, mental health and substance abuse counseling, 24/7 care for adults with developmental disabilities, and more.

Check out our 2019 Help & Hope Breakfast Video! We were so proud and grateful to share the story of this family and how Catholic Charities was able to provide help, create hope, and make a difference in their lives.

Interested in becoming a 2020 Help & Hope Breakfast sponsor? Please reach out to John P. Noonan today at or (860) 728-2571.