Contributions of in-kind gifts are a significant way to support Connecticut Children’s. Year-round, the Foundation accepts items, services and certificates that can be auctioned during one of our signature fundraising events. At Connecticut Children’s, the Division of Child and Family Support Services collect toys to make every child’s visit to Connecticut Children’s as comforting and enjoyable as possible.
Thank you for considering a donation of toys or other items to help patients and families at Connecticut Children’s! The safety, health and well-being of our patients, families, team members, and supporters are our top priorities. While we are unable to accept in-person donations of toys or other items due to COVID-19 safety precautions, we invite you to support the patients at Connecticut Children’s in one of the following ways.
Making Spirits Bright
Make a tax-deductible gift to Child & Family Support Services, so our incredible Child Life specialists can provide important healing activities, distraction entertainment, and special programming for our patients during the holidays and year-round.
Online Wish List Donations
You can donate toys, games and other needed items to Connecticut Children’s through our online Wish List! Search by category or browse the complete list. Items will be directly shipped to the Child & Family Support Services team and utilized throughout the year.
Special fundraising events are held throughout the year in communities all around Connecticut to benefit Connecticut Children’s. Our live and silent auctions, both online and in-person, are an integral part of our fundraising success. We welcome gift certificates, artwork, vacation homes, fine wines, signed memorabilia and so much more. To recognize your generosity, we will acknowledge your donation through a display at the event, listing in program book and/or post online. As a reminder, your donation may be tax deductible, please check with your tax advisor. If you are interested in donating an item to the Connecticut Children’s Gala or any of our other signature fundraising events, please submit via online form.