Shop to Give

When you make a purchase through one of our corporate partners, you’re supporting programs and services at Connecticut Children’s. Check back frequently to check out what’s new. Limited time offers are added frequently so please check back on a regular basis so you too can Shop to Give!

Are you a business owner looking for a creative way to give back to Connecticut Children’s? Please email Mana Zarinejad or you can reach her directly at 860.837.5719.

Ongoing & Seasonal Partnerships

Seasonal Partnerships

Sunflower Maze

Lyman Orchards
Middlefield, CT
July 28 – Aug 26, 2018

This year’s Sunflower Maze celebrates two new Amur tiger cubs, Reka and Zeya, which were born this past autumn at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo. Come out and get lost in the maze and learn more about the animals at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo. It’s a wonderfully wild experience for children and adults alike. More than 350,000 red and yellow sunflowers surround you in a 360-degree environment. Enjoy the adventure in this 2.5-acre maze as yellow finches and beautiful butterflies fly around.

$1 of each admission is donated to in support of pediatric cancer patients at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Over the past 10 years, over $93,527 has been donated to the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Connecticut Children’s.

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Cumberland Farms Cups For Kids

Cups for Kids

Cumberland Farms
Locations in Connecticut and
Western Massachusetts
August 1 – 31, 2018

Chill out this summer with a cold beverage from the Chill Zone while supporting Connecticut Children’s Medical Center! Cumberland Farms’ “Cups for Kids” campaign will donate 5 cents from every Chill Zone (fountain and frozen) beverage purchased at participating Connecticut and Western Massachusetts locations during the month of August to benefit patient care at Connecticut Children’s!

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Change Your Oil, Change A Life

Roggi’s Auto Service
Hartford, CT

August 10, 17, 24, 31, 2018

Visit Roggi’s Auto Service on Friday’s throughout the month of August and receive a free regular oil change up to 5 quarts, or 50% off a synthetic oil change by making a donation to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center!

Roggi’s Auto Service focuses on expert service for all European, Asian, foreign and domestic vehicles. Over the last 60 years, they been committed to their customers and the community. They are the longest operating repair facility in the Hartford area and their reputation for excellence in auto repair, customer satisfaction and competitive prices are among their highest priorities and unbeatable standards.

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Arthur Murray Dance Camp

Arthur Murray Dance Centers
Glastonbury, CT
August 13-24, 2018

Are you looking for the perfect summer camp for your son or daughter over this school break, one that builds character, energizes the soul and teaches a timeless craft? Arthur Murray of Glastonbury has all the right moves for your loved ones. This unique summer-long experience at Arthur Murray’s will keep your child movin’ and grovin’ to the beat with a Summer Dance Camp where 40% of each session purchased will be donated toward the new Infusion & Dialysis Centers at Connecticut Children’s.

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Walmart & Sam’s Club

Walmart & Sam’s Club
Locations throughout Connecticut
(excluding Fairfield County)
August 27 – September 23, 2018

Be part of a program that makes a huge impact locally—more than $300,000 annually! Every Walmart or Sam’s Club location has something exciting planned so be sure to stop in, donate, and get your friends to do the same. All you need to do is let the cashier know you’d like to support Connecticut Children’s Medical Center while you are checking out.

Walmart and Sam’s Club is celebrating 31 years supporting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Thank you to all of their customers, members, and associates putting their hearts and souls into supporting Connecticut Children’s through their partnership with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

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EXIT Realty Black Rock’s Give Back Program

EXIT Realty Black Rock 
Glastonbury, CT
May 1 through September 1, 2018 

Tom Yurczyk and Sanam Solati want to make a difference in the community for local children!

Buying or selling a new home? Call Tom or Sanam of EXIT Realty Black Rock to help streamline the process so you may spend more time with friends and family. Tom & Sanam were inspired to give back to Connecticut Children’s after their son, Cooper, was cared for in the Sleep Center in 2016. They are proudly donating one percent of every commission earned to the Greatest Need – Children’s Fund at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.

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Photography for Infusions

Nick Bennett Photography
Zenfolio Online Store

Through September 5, 2018

One physician’s vision to benefit patient care  can be seen through a different lens — a camera lens, that is. Dr. Nicholas Bennett’s “Photography for Infusions” campaign is donating 50% of net profits from his breathtaking photography collection to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center’s new Infusion & Dialysis Center, which is due to be built in 2018.

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“A Hair Place” Gives Back

Designs by Marjorie
G.W. Crane Hair Designs
West Hartford, CT
Through September 6, 2018

Hairstylist Marjorie Dignotti has studied her craft around the world — in Paris, France, at Zurich Cosmetology in Switzerland, and at Vidal Sassoon and Paul Mitchell in New York City. Today, she combines her worldly training and years of experience at A Hair Place in West Hartford Center, where her love for children has given her the opportunity to give back to the community. Through September 6, 2018, A Hair Place is donating 1% of total sales from product and salon services from its “A Hair Place Gives Back” campaign to benefit patient care at Connecticut Children’s.

Peoples Products

FREE Home Consultations
Throughout Connecticut 
Through December 31, 2018

Peoples Products has helped homeowners save on their home energy bills for more than 30 years. Now offering its exclusive HR40 Window, Peoples Products continues to help customers reduce their home energy costs while benefiting patient care at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. For every FREE estimate provided on HR40 Windows now and throughout 2018, Peoples Products will donate $5 to Connecticut Children’s.

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Ongoing Partnerships

AFLAC - Childhood Cancer Campaign

AFLAC Childhood Cancer Campaign

The community is invited to participate in AFLAC’s Childhood Cancer Campaign to make a difference in the lives of these young patients and the estimated 15,800 US children newly diagnosed with cancer each year. Proceeds from that sale of limited-edition products and online donations will benefit Connecticut Children’s Medical Center through Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

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AmazonSmile will donate .5% of all purchases to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center when buyers select us as their charity of choice and use the website to check-out.

AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. In order to participate, follow this link to have your account purchases support Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, then simply use your regular Amazon login information on AmazonSmile to purchase products no differently than they would on Amazon’s regular site. There are tens of millions of products eligible for charitable donations, which will have an “Eligible for AmazonSmile” notice next to them.

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Connecticut Children’s Friends Online Store

Campus Customs
Online Store

The warm weather is upon us, so stock up on Connecticut Children’s athletic wear, t-shirts, shorts or wind-breaker jacket to name a few! Don’t forget, there’s more than custom apparel. We have accessories, bags and gifts galore. Show your Connecticut Children’s pride this summer and purchase your official merchandise today! Visit and 20% of your total purchase will be donated to Connecticut Children’s. Nothing’s better than shopping with a purpose!

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Dave & Buster’s Party Goodie Bags

Dave & Buster’s
Manchester, CT

Planning a birthday party? Don’t forget the goodie bags!

Dave & Buster’s Manchester has teamed up once again with Connecticut Children’s Medical Center to make your child’s birthday party extra special! For each goodie bag sold, $2.50 will go directly to Connecticut Children’s to benefit patient care. Dave & Buster’s Manchester, located at 100 Buckland Hills Drive, Manchester, CT, provides entertainment for the entire family. Child birthday party booking details are available by visiting Dave & Buster’s Kid Parties website.

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Same Day Awards

Same Day Awards is proud to partner with Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in the fight against pediatric cancer. From specialty plaques and awards to custom trophies and lapel pins, Same Day Awards offers an array of recognition items to meet your needs while supporting cancer research at Connecticut Children’s.

Visit and use coupon code CCMC to receive 20% off all items (not to be combined with quantity discounts or other discounts). Same Day Awards will donate 20% of each qualifying purchase quarterly to cancer research at Connecticut Children’s.

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Kohl’s Cares

Kohls CaresKohl’s supports Connecticut Children’s Injury Prevention Center programs through sales of their Kohl’s Cares® merchandise. 100% of the net profit from the sale of Kohl’s Cares items sold in Connecticut (in-stores and online) will fund the Kohl’s TweenSafe Program at Connecticut Children’s.

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Tiny Baskets

Tiny Baskets

Baby on the way? Tiny Baskets is here to help you with your next baby shower, newborn or 1st Birthday gift while supporting patient care at Connecticut Children’s.

Tiny Baskets is a novelty company specializing in personalized gift baskets for babies (newborn-24 months). Congratulate or celebrate a loved one with quality baby essentials packaged to perfection for front-door delivery.

By ordering from Tiny Baskets, a portion of sales – a yearly donation of $250 – will  benefit patient care at  Connecticut Children’s.

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Planet AidTurn your unwanted clothes into cash for Connecticut Children’s! Planet Aid, in conjunction with local businesses, has designated specific Planet Aid bins throughout Connecticut to benefit Connecticut Children’s. The latest statistics show that Americans discard 85% of unwanted clothes, even though nearly all household textiles can be recycled.

Please visit any of the following Connecticut locations to drop-off your unwanted garments and shoes:
DiBona Auto Center, 656 Woodtick Rd, Wolcott
Elizabeth Bakery, 13 William St, Wallingford
Westbrook Auto Body, 974 Essex Rd, Westbrook
Santos Stefano Auto, 105 Saybrook Rd, Middletown
Spectrum Powder Coating, 1131 Voluntown Rd, Voluntown

If you know a location that would like a bin, please contact Chrissa Caramia.

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Vortex Man – Scorched Earth Comic Series

Vortex Man is the newest superhero to hit the comic book market. Vortex Man is in a constant battle with his nemesis, Waste, to fight and save the earth from all forms of environmental catastrophes. Vortex Man is a comic with a message. His mission is to not only save the planet but also give back to the kids. 10% of the proceeds will go to Connecticut Children’s for pediatric cancer initiatives.

Scorched Earth comic series, Book I & II, Vortex Man & Polymera origin comics are now available online for $5 each printed or $4 for the Kindle Edition.

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