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Your generosity helps the most vulnerable Connecticut children. Your support is critical.

To donate by mail, please send your check to:
Center for Children’s Advocacy,
65 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105

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Ways to Help

Donate Online

Your donation makes an enormous difference in the lives of children who have no one else to turn to. There are also other ways of giving, which may offer tax benefits. For information, please contact Rick Reichert.

Donor Advised Funds
A Donor-advised fund (DAF) is a way of giving by establishing a fund at a public charity. DAFs provide simplicity, flexibility, privacy, and potential tax savings. Click for more information on Donor Advised Funds.

Gifts of Stock
By donating stock that has increased in value (appreciated securities), you may avoid capital gains tax and put more funds to work for the causes you care about. Please click for more information on gifts of stock and for the stock donation notification form.

Retirement Plans/IRAs
Unlike other investments, funds withdrawn from tax-deferred individual retirement accounts (IRAs) are taxable as ordinary income and, eventually, taxable to your heirs. By naming the Center for Children’s Advocacy as the beneficiary of your retirement account, you can avoid these taxes.

Required Minimum Distributions
If you are over 72, you must take required minimum distributions (RMDs) from your IRA. Donating a portion of this distribution directly to CCA reduces your taxable income. Contact your financial institution for information.

Life Insurance
Consider donating a paid-up life insurance policy. You may also name CCA as a beneficiary.

Legacy Gifts

A planned gift is one of the most impactful ways you can support CCA’s work. You may save on taxes, receive income for life, or enjoy other financial benefits—all while protecting vulnerable children for years to come.

Make a Gift in Your Will or Estate Plan
You can name CCA as one of the beneficiaries on a retirement plan, investment, or bank account, and there is no need to update your will. Contact the financial institution to update beneficiaries; often, you can do this online. You could name children or relatives (80%) and CCA (20%) as beneficiaries.

You may also designate a percentage of your estate or the account to CCA by including a bequest provision in your will or revocable trust. CCA can be a primary or a contingent beneficiary. Please click for sample bequest language.

If you have already named CCA as a beneficiary in your estate plans, please let us know so we may recognize you for your generosity; note that you may opt to be “anonymous.”

Matching Gifts
Many workplaces offer matching gift programs. Check online or with your Human Resources office to see if your company will match your donation.

Commemorative Gifts
Honor or remember someone special and Center for Children’s Advocacy will send a card of recognition to those you honor.

United Way or Workplace Campaign
Support the Center with your donation to the United Way or through your Workplace Campaign.

Please email Eileen Brennan for more information on matching gifts, commemorative gifts, United Way or Workplace Campaigns.

Contact: Eileen Brennan

Volunteer Opportunities

We are always looking for energetic volunteers! 

  • Administrative – Filing, organizing, data management, development research
  • Special Events – Planning and logistics
  • Community Outreach – Spread the word about the Center’s important work
  • Translators and Interpreters – Accompany attorneys on client interviews, translate documents
  • Holiday Gift Committee – Organize wrapping and gift delivery, coordinate gift donation requests
  • Advocacy – Contact legislators and community on behalf of the Center

Please email Eileen Brennan if you would like to volunteer. Thank you!

Contact: Eileen Brennan