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 Chrissa Caramia or you can reach her directly at 860.837.5728.

Ongoing & Seasonal Partnerships

Seasonal Partnerships

The Fresh Monkee

Berlin, Glastonbury,
and Wethersfield, CT 
June 17 through June 23, 2018

For one week only, The Fresh Monkee in Wethersfield, Berlin and Glastonbury will donate $1 from every healthy, Snack Sized Shake sold to benefit patient care at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Fresh Monkee shakes combine healthy ingredients with a dash of fun. If you have not tried one, come find out how an artisan shake that is low in sugar, high in protein and packed full of goodness can be so healthy, yet so delicious.

Monday, June 18 from 5pm – 7pm – Come Meet & Greet with The Fresh Monkee (Berlin) and The Pediatric Obesity Center for Treatment, Research and Education Team and learn how to make truly healthy shakes!

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DQ Miracle Balloon Campaign Feature

Dairy Queen® Miracle Balloon Campaign

Dairy Queen®
Participating CT locations
excluding Fairfield County

June 1 through August 2, 2018

Starting June 1, customers will be able to purchase a Miracle Balloon at the register in support of Connecticut Children’s Medical Center through their partnership with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. The Miracle Balloon campaign will end with the celebration of Miracle Treat Day on August, 2, 2018.

Celebrating more than 30 years and $125 million raised for local kids!
Dairy Queen® loves kids. Whether its kids’ sports teams celebrating at our restaurants after games, children enjoying dinner with their parents or teenagers visiting for cool treats at the end of a date, DQ® and kids go hand in hand. And if these cherished youngsters ever become sick or injured, we want to help assure they have the best medical care available. That’s why the DQ® system has been a proud national partner of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals since 1984.

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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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Praline’s Own Made Ice Cream

Praline’s Own Made Ice Cream
Locations in Berlin, Manchester,
Southington, and Wallingford
July 16 through July 21, 2018

Praline’s Ice Cream, is a super-premium ice cream manufacturer and franchiser. Founded in 1984 by the late Joe Torre and his wife Donna Torre in Wallingford Connecticut, Praline’s has always pride its self for offering the highest quality ice cream, pies, cakes and supporting the community.

To celebrate National Ice Cream Week, four of Praline’s 11 independently owned stores will be donating 33 percent of their sales during special four-hour events in support of patient care at Connecticut Children’s.

To taste ice cream like no other – stop by your local Praline’s Own Made during their celebration.

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Arthur Murray Dance Camp

Arthur Murray Dance Centers
Glastonbury, CT
June 18-29, July 16-27,
and 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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Pampered Chef, Cooking for A Cause

Pampered Chef Online Store
Leah Bushnik, Local Consultant
Through July 31, 2018

Whether you love to cook, hate to cook, or want to learn how to cook, Pampered Chef has everything you need to find success in the kitchen. Leah Bushnik, a local Pampered Chef consultant and mother of two of Connecticut Children’s Patient Ambassadors, has generously offered to donate her commission to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center through July 2018. When you order through Leah’s online store, 25% of your order will benefit patient care at the Medical Center. Thank you for helping our children and families!

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Family Fun Day

Black Hog Brewing
Oxford, CT
July 14, 2018

Black Hog Brewing Co. is hosting a Family Fun Day to benefit Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Grab your kids and bring some friends to a day filled with family inspired festivities and so much more! Black Hog Brewing Co. family fun day will feature a corn hole toss, board games, balloon toss competition, face painting, Pick-a-Pearl and prizes. Also, visit Hardcore Sweet Cupcakes, Lucky Dog Food Truck, and sample Maple Craft Foods. Black Hog Brewing Co. is donating one dollar from every pint sold on July 14, in support of patient care at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.

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Dairy Queen® Miracle Treat Day

Dairy Queen®
Participating CT locations
excluding Fairfield County

August 2, 2018

We are predicting Blizzards® in the forecast for Thursday, August 2!

That’s right, participating Dairy Queen® locations will be donating a portion of their Blizzard® sales that day to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center through Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Stop by a participating DQ® and grab a Blizzard® Treat for the kids.

Please note, not all Connecticut locations participate in this program. Please review the store list for the location nearest you!

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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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