Donate & Volunteer

Spring Tag Sale – May 5th, 2024 in Simsbury

Every year FVRA has a fundraising Tag Sale. We collect donations of quality unwanted household items, clothing, electronics, furniture, etc. and raise money to support our programming and equipment.

We need people to help,

  • Set up donations on the sale day
  • Post signs around the neighborhood
  • Work the sales
  • Work break down at the end of the sale

Please email us at,, if you have items to donate or would like to volunteer and help run the sale.

Shower House Project

Projected Completion: 2022

Farmington Valley Rowing Association provides access to the sport of rowing to people of all ages and abilities in Central Connecticut. We row on the Rainbow Reservoir in Windsor, CT out of Camp Shalom. The calm protected water of Rainbow Reservoir provides a great place for people to learn how to row, as well as train. One limitation we have faced has been bathroom facilities. While bathrooms are available on the property there are no available showers for rowers. This limits access to early morning practices because rowers have no way to wash up and change before heading to work. The early morning is when water conditions are at their best and a lot of quality time is missed because of the lack of a shower facility.

Several years ago were given access to one of the buildings on the camp property and through your help made into a beautiful new FVRA shower and locker facility! There are still a few things to hook up to start taking showers but we are 98% of the way there.

When the building was originally given to us to use it had no been used in many years and was in need of some serious TLC. While it did take us a substantial amount of to complete this project we are thrilled with our new facility and look forward to making use of it for years to come. Thank you to all of our donors, volunteers and supporters over the past 6 years who helped make this project a reality!

Interior of Shower House Spring 2013:

Interior of Shower House Fall 2019:

Thank you!

FVRA is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization