Toy & Auction Item Donations
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.
Special fundraising events are held throughout the year in communities all around Connecticut to benefit Connecticut Children’s. Our live and silent auctions 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 fundraising events, please submit via online form.
Toys received from the community are crucial for helping children cope with medical procedures, physicians’ visits, and hospital stays.
Throughout the year, we gratefully accept toy donations for children of all ages, which we distribute to patients around the holidays and at different times of the year.
Individuals and organizations interested in conducting a toy drive are asked to adhere to some basic guidelines. Child and Family Support Services provides Guidelines, a Wish List, and an Amazon Gift List to assist with your efforts.