How you can help

Support Center for Children's Advocacy

Your generosity helps the most vulnerable children –
children who are abused or neglected, need healthcare or mental
health care, educational support to succeed in school, protection
from deportation proceedings and more. Please help these  
children look forward to a safe, secure, and productive future.

Your support is critical as we work to protect the children
in our communities who desperately need our support.

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Thank you. We truly appreciate your support.

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

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Planned Giving 
(Please contact Rick Reichert or download our Planned Giving information here)

Charitable gifts to the Center for Children’s Advocacy make an enormous difference in the lives of children who have no on else to turn to. Please consider supporting the Center for Children’s Advocacy in your planned giving. There are many ways to help, and many may offer tax savings for you:

A gift of highly-appreciated securities offers tax savings by avoiding the capital gains tax you’d owe if you sold the stock and then made the gift. A gift of appreciated stock allows you to take a deduction for the full fair market value of the stock at the time of the gift.

Retirement Plans/IRAs
Unlike other types of investments, funds withdrawn from retirement accounts may be taxable to you and, eventually, to your heirs. You can designate the Center for Children’s Advocacy as the beneficiary of your retirement account.

If you are over 70½, you must take distributions from your IRA. Instead of creating a taxable event, make the distribution a charitable gift by donating all or a portion of your mandatory withdrawal amount.

Life Insurance
If you have a life insurance policy you no longer need, donating it to the Center for Children’s Advocacy may allow you to take a tax deduction.

Charitable Gift Annuities
A charitable gift annuity (CGA) provides you (and/or another beneficiary) with a payment stream for life, and Center for Children’s Advocacy receives the remainder of the gift upon your death(s).

Will or Trust
A bequest to Center for Children’s Advocacy, whether a specific amount, a percentage of your estate or the remainder after you provide for your loved ones, creates a philanthropic legacy while providing estate tax relief.


Other Ways to Help

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. Please ask us how.

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

Please contact Eileen Brennan for more information: or 860-570-5327. 


Volunteer Opportunities
The Center is always looking for energetic volunteers! 

  • Administrative – Filing and organizing, data management, development research
  • Special Events – Planning, logistics, day of event
  • 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 if you would like to help. Thank you!

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