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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
92% of your donation helps to provide programs and services. Center for Children’s Advocacy has a Platinum rating on GuideStar.
Ways to Give
Your donation makes an enormous difference in the lives of children who have no one else to turn to.
There are so many ways to give—choose the way that works best for you!
Make Your Donation Recurring
Your generous recurring donation ensures that the Center for Children’s Advocacy will continue to advocate for the legal rights of the most vulnerable children and youth in Connecticut.
Honor or remember someone special and Center for Children’s Advocacy will send a card of recognition to those you honor.
Matching Gifts and Workplace Giving
Many workplaces offer matching gift programs. Check online to see if your company will match your donation or check with your Human Resources office.
United Way or Workplace Campaign
Support the Center with your donation to the United Way or through your Workplace Campaign.
Become a Corporate Partner Opportunities to sponsor the Center’s events and initiatives are designed to increase visibility in the communities we serve and promote goodwill through association with our work.
Gifts Other Than Cash
Gifts of Stock
By donating stock that has increased in value, 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.
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.
If you have already named CCA as a beneficiary in your estate plans, thank you! Please let us know about your gift, so we may recognize you for your generosity (or, you may opt to be “anonymous.”). You may also tell us more about your gift by returning this form to us; please include as much information as you feel comfortable sharing.
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.”
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.
Consider donating a paid-up life insurance policy. You may also name CCA as a beneficiary.
There are also other ways of giving, which may offer tax benefits. For information, please contact Maggie Prendergast.
Contact: Maggie Prendergast
Fundraise for Children
Celebrate a birthday or milestone event and create a fundraising campaign on Facebook. An easy and effective way to raise money and awareness for CCA. Facebook pays all of the processing fees, so 100% of the donation goes directly to CCA.
Create Your Own Fundraiser
Your creative, meaningful, and inspiring fundraiser is an opportunity to provide additional support that will help us continue to fight for the legal rights of the most vulnerable children. Some examples of fundraisers: fun run or bike event, wine or beer tasting, cooking class, parties, game or movie night – contact us if you have your own idea!
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!