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
Costco Campaign for Connecticut Children’s
Participating CT Locations
May 1 through May 31, 2018
Throughout the month of May, Costco Wholesale locations in Brookfield, Enfield, Milford, New Britain and Waterbury will raise funds in support of Connecticut Children’s Medical Center’s world-class family-centered care.
Costco members will be invited to donate at checkout to support the Medical Center, which serves thousands of children, adolescents, young adults, and their families annually.
This year Costco marks its 30th anniversary of support for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, of which Connecticut Children’s is a member institution. Last year, Costco employees and their members raised more than $185,000 for Connecticut Children’s!Find a Location
EXIT Realty Black Rock’s Give Back Program
EXIT Realty Black Rock
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.Learn More
Band Together for Earth Day
Dave and Buster’s
April 22 through May 31, 2018
Dave & Buster’s of Manchester and Vortex Man Comics are joining forces to raise awareness about our social responsibility to keep our planet and oceans clean. For every donation made at Dave & Buster’s of Manchester, guests will receive a “No Ocean, No Future” Vortex Man wristband ($1 minimum donation). One hundred percent of all donations received, as well as 20 percent of comic book and merchandise sales, will benefit patient care at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.
Join Vortex Man for a live appearance on Sunday, April 22, from 11am to 6pm, or Tuesday, May 15, from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm! Bring the kids and learn how you can help save the planet!View Earth Day Event
“She Cared Enough To Share Her Heart….” Campaign
Amy’s Hallmark Shop
Meriden, Shelton, Trumbull
and West Hartford, CT Locations
May 1 – May 31, 2018
Hallmark’s business is built on helping people form emotional connections to make a genuine difference in the lives of others. Founder J.C. Hall strongly believed that the economic, civic, cultural and social strength of a community is reflected in its citizens and, by extension, Hallmark employees.
Hallmark, Crayola and Crown Media employees around the world are active and vital members of their communities. This has translated into successful partnerships with nonprofit organizations, like Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, which support children and families, the arts and culture, and civic institutions.
Throughout the month of May, Hallmark will be celebrating the “She Cared Enough to Share Her Heart….” Campaign featuring pediatric surgeon Christine Finck, MD, and her family’s personal story. Visit your local Connecticut Hallmark store and support Connecticut Children’s Medical Center at point of purchase.Read Dr. Finck's Story
The Fresh Monkee
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!Learn More
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!Shop Pampered Chef
Arthur Murray Dance Camp
Arthur Murray Dance Centers
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.Learn More
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.http://nickbennett.zenfolio.com
“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.http://designsbymarjorie.com/
FREE Home Consultations
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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 Smile.Amazon.com 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 Amazon.com 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.Shop AmazonSmile
Connecticut Children’s Friends 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 ShopCTChildrens.com and 20% of your total purchase will be donated to Connecticut Children’s. Nothing’s better than shopping with a purpose!Shop CT Children's Online Store
Dave & Buster’s Party Goodie Bags
Dave & Buster’s
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.Learn More
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 www.samedayawards.com 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.Learn More
Kohl’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.Learn More
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.Shop Tiny Baskets
Turn 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.Learn More
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.Learn More