Make the holiday season special for our children and teens: become a “Christmas Star”.

A Christmas Star is an individual or group that wants to touch the hearts and minds of disadvantaged boys and girls during this special time of year. The Center’s children and staff prepare a “wish list” of gifts and activities for the holidays; the staff takes care of the purchases and planning.

With your help we can provide happy holiday memories for our children that last well beyond the season. The children in our programs suffer from a variety of problems: emotional and behavioral disorders; learning disabilities; and physical or sexual abuse. Your generous support gives these children hope in knowing that someone cares.


Also appreciated are gift cards purchased from one of the following stores:

  • Target
  • Walmart
  • Best Buy
  • Kohl’s
  • Old Navy
  • Visa or Master Card gift cards

Christmas Stars can be:

  • Individuals
  • Businesses
  • Office groups
  • Churches
  • Civic groups
  • Clubs
  • Organizations

While a Christmas Star is an individual or group that contributes $100 or more, contributions of any amount are greatly appreciated. Please help us make a difference this holiday season.

Donate with a check sent directly to The Children’s Center of Hamden. Click to open a Donation Form.

You can also make a donation with a credit or debit card through PayPal. (You do not have to be registered with PayPal to send a donation.) If you choose this option please contact Sarah Lockery at 203-248-2116, ext.283 or email to let her know that your donation should be applied to this event.

If you have questions or would like more information please contact Sarah Lockery at 203-248-2116, ext. 283 or email.

For a printable PDF brochure of this program click on The Christmas Stars Program.

To learn more about our other fundraising events please visit our Fundraising Events page.