Since 2016 we have been organizing tabletop rpg events for the gaming COMMUNITY of new london county, Connecticut.
To provide a fun and exciting night of gaming, and in doing so raise money for local charities.
We've all got jobs, and bills, and obligations. Some might not be able to get together with friends for a weekly game. Some might just want a chance to try out a new RPG system... That's where we come in!
Gemma E. Moran Food Bank. Since 1988, the Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Center has played a key role in providing one of the building blocks to a good quality of life by feeding families and individuals facing hunger and food insecurity all across our community.
Guardians of the Purple Heart. Their mission is to assist a Combat Wounded Veteran each year here in Connecticut and provide for them what the VA or other organizations cannot.
V.E.T.S. Their mission is to provide healing therapeutic services to the broad veteran community through equine, agricultural, and educational engagement.
Safe Futures operates two 24-hour hotlines, an emergency shelter, and transitional living programs for families working to rebuild lives shattered by domestic violence or sexual assault. Safe Futures also provides counseling and advocacy, case management, court support services, support groups, and educational programs for schools and community groups.
Horses Healing Humans exists to help heal people with physical, cognitive, and emotional challenges through Equine Assisted Activities and Therapy conducted by caring, credentialed professionals, protecting both the physical and emotional safety of all clients.
New London Area Food Coalition provide emergency food to those in need in the New London area with a choice of foods to provide a balanced diet of fresh, frozen and canned foods. This includes vegetables, bread, fruit, peanut butter, dairy products, meats and various other products that become available. About 75% of their food comes from the United Way/ Gemma Moran/ Labor Food Center. The rest are bought with cash donations or received as food donations from the public and local organizations.
Please take a moment to visit the links to all of the charities we have supported, read their mission statement, and if you couldn't attend an event feel free to donate directly!
What We've Achieved
We started with 5 tables of about 5 people at our first event at the State Street Saloon (sadly now closed)
One year later we were at 15 tables with at least 5 people per!
By Drinking and Dragons 7 we had outgrown most local bars and decided it was time to change to a fixed venue.