Our TCF East Of The River Chapter has a
Great Way for You to Help Yourself
while Helping Us
Help Others!

Need to clean out your basement, your attic, your closets but don’t want all of the exhausting work and hassle of having a Tag Sale yourself?  Craig’s list not your thing? Don’t want to have to try to price, list and sell stuff; always having to be home to answer those calls or take a chance with dubious strangers coming to your house?  But you aren’t the careless type personality who fills up landfills, when you know that The Stuff could still have value to someone else?

Your local The Compassionate Friends East Of The River CT Chapter is hosting a fund-raising tag sale and your tax deductible donations will be greatly welcomed!

Our anticipated date for the one-day sale is anticipated
for a Sunday in August
Hosted at the home of The Compassionate Friends East Of The River Chapter Treasurer,
Dave Evans,
398 Stafford Rd
Mansfield, Connecticut


  •  It is a tax deduction to a 501-C non-profit organization
  •  Less work for you – we can even come to you to pick up your donations – or  arrange to meet you somewhere
  •  We Help People at the Worst Time of Their Lives ~ and you’d be helping us to  help others
  • We need donations to make for a Great Tag Sale ~and it is chance for you to Pay It Forward!


  •   Furniture
  •   Kitchen Goods
  •  Art Work
  •  Books
  •  Children’s Toys ~ Children’s Clothing ~ Baby Items
  •  Working Electronics
  •  Bikes
  •  Plants and Flowers
  •  Just about anything that is Too Good to Just Throw Away, but that you just don’t need anymore

ARRANGE TO MAKE YOUR DONATIONS by emailing TCFEastOfTheRiverCT@gmail.com or phoning the Chapter at 860-375-EØTR (3087)  (Please leave a voice message!)

Our TCF Chapter “funding” comes, totally, through donations and whatever little fund-raising that we can do.  People, more easily, give to causes that are bathed in HOPE of SURVIVAL – The American Diabetes Foundation, The Cancer Society, The American Heart Association, among others ~ which are all great and wonderful causes; causes that fill people with Hope of Life.  TCF is the group that people turn to for understanding when those others can’t keep their child or sibling alive or when tragedy occurs.  None of us want to be members in this “club” of being a bereaved parent or sibling – we pay the highest “dues admission” possible – by the death of someone we love.

THE COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS is a free peer-to-peer support group offering friendship, understanding, resources, validation and even hope to families who have experienced the death of a child or sibling, of any age from pre-birth to full maturity, from any cause.   We help to bring light to the darkest hours of a family’s life.  But that means that when someone needs us, a son or daughter, brother or sister or a grandchild has died.  That doesn’t put us on high on the list when people are thinking of charitable donations.   They don’t want to think about ever needing us.

The TCF East Of The River CT Chapter meets the 3rd Thursday of every month at 6:30 at the Hilton Inn & Suites on Pleasant Valley Rd in Manchester.  If you need support after the death of a child, grandchild or sibling or for more information, call Chapter leader Bettie-Jeanne at 860-375-EØTR (3087) or visit the website at TCFEastOfTheRiverCT.org.  For Information about the national organization, and other chapter locations, including the 10 chapters in Connecticut, call toll-free 877-969-0010 or visit TCF’s national website at CompassionateFriends.org.  The Compassionate Friends is the world’s largest self-help bereavement organization and has a presence in at least 30 countries worldwide.

The TCF East Of  The River Ct Chapter brings light, giving support and caring to our local families during the darkest times of their lives.♥