Featured Events

Throughout the year, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Foundation hosts several fun-filled, signature events. These provide an excellent venue for people like you to make new friends and have fun! From golf to 5K’s and dining to dancing, where is something for everyone to attend in celebration of our vital mission of making the children of Connecticut the healthiest in the nation.

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Give a Toy & Get the Joy

Participating CT Locations
November 2 to December 15, 2018

Select Starbucks locations are collecting new, unwrapped toys for patients at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Each year, Connecticut Children’s cares for more than 100,000 infants, children and teens at 26 Connecticut Children’s locations in 18 Connecticut towns. Click here for a complete list of toys we can and cannot accept.

Text ctkids to 24700 to make your donation.

Weekend of Giving

Radio Stations
throughout Connecticut
November 30 – December 2

iHeartRadio stations across Connecticut have partnered with Connecticut Children’s to provide hope this holiday season for the thousands of children who walk through our doors each year. All weekend long, iHeartRadio stations will be sharing inspirational stories with Connecticut Children’s Medical Center while encouraging listeners to donate through a special text to give number or online.

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PJ Day for the Kids

Schools and Businesses
throughout Connecticut
December 14, 2018
2018 – 2019 School Year

PJ Day for the Kids kicks off its 8th annual event on Friday, December 14, 2018, with a mission to not only raise money, but to honor the brave kids fighting cancer and serious illnesses at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Join us as students and businesses across Connecticut wear their PJs for the kids.

Since 2011, thousands of children in Connecticut have worn their PJs to school in support of kids at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Each year, PJ Day has inspired more and more schools and businesses across the state of Connecticut to participate. Won’t you join them?

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State Police “Stuff a Cruiser” Toy Drive

Walmart locations in Cromwell,
Manchester and East Windsor
December 13-16, 2018

Children who have to visit Connecticut Children’s can be overwhelmed with the unknown. Toys collected by the State Police provide a welcome distraction to children and help encourage communication between a care provider and patient. Making a donation today helps provide smiles all year long. Sometimes a toy can be the one thing a child remembers about their visit – a memory you can create.

With assistance from the Ambulance Service of Manchester (ASM) and Aetna Ambulance, Connecticut State Police from Troop H have collected more than half a million toys and more than $200,000 in donations to benefit children who find themselves in the Emergency Department at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center during the holidays and throughout the year.

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Connecticut Children's Medical Center Gala 2018

Connecticut Children’s Gala

Connecticut Convention Center
Hartford, CT
November 10, 2018

“So come with me where dreams are born and time is never planned. Just think of happy things and your heart will fly on wings, forever.” – Peter Pan

This year’s Gala celebrated the spirit and imagination of Connecticut Children’s Medical Center with a Peter Pan-inspired evening featuring a pre-event reception in London’s Hyde Park, with unique silent auction items, a caricature artist, living trees and live music. Dinner was served in Neverland, with entertainment from Catapult, the world’s premier shadow dance company and live music by Shaded Soul. With your support, and a little belief, trust & pixie dust, we raised $1.18 million and counting to ensure that a healthy childhood is possible for tens of thousands of children in our state and beyond.

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Extra Life

Location of your choice
Anywhere, USA
November 3, 2018
Campaign open through 12/31/18


Extra Life unites thousands of gamers in a year-round fundraising initiative that culminates in a 24-hour gaming challenge which can be done from the comfort of your own couch. Gamers — people who play video games, board games, phone games, card games and other forms of competitive play — use their passion to raise money in support of their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Last year, Extra Life raised more than $127,000 for Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.

“This must be the easiest fundraising plan in the world; you don’t even have to get up off the couch if you don’t want to.” Tracy Degrazia, Guild Member, Extra Life Hartford

Be a hero.

Dedicate a day of play for kids in your community!

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