Mending Young Hearts & Minds Since 1833
1400 Whitney Avenue Hamden CT, 06517


We enjoy celebrating the kindness of those who so generously give to The Children’s Center. We hope that learning about those described below will bring you a smile and motivate you to give too!

The Hamden Junior Dragons include us in their events and have made centerpieces and treats to help us celebrate the holidays!

The Probus Club supports us in so many ways!  They have provided duffle bags, Bombas socks, and all sorts of donations.  We are especially grateful for the picnic they hosted for some of the children and their participation in our Halloween festivities!

Sororities Kappa Delta (Quinnipiac University) and Alpha Kappa Alpha extend their philanthropy to The Children’s Center with both time and money.  Kappa Delta raises funds annually that have been used to help remodel a kitchen, create a recording studio and purchase a green house, gazebo and picnic tables.

Burzenski and Company- has helped us organize our vault of historical documents, painted, hosted a scavenger hunt and treated the children to an ice cream truck…twice!

There are 4 ways people tend to give to The Children’s Center.

If your interest is not listed please call Sarah Lockery, 203-248-2116, ext. 283 or email

1. Clothing and activity supplies We gladly accept new clothing and gently used toys, games, puzzles, books and activity supplies for children ages 5 through young adult.
2. Invitations and/or tickets to events We are so grateful to our community friends who have invited us to play flag football, attend BBQs and have given us tickets to the theatre and sporting events. Donations of 2 tickets to several are most appreciated!
3. Sharing a hobby or interest Cooking, art, yoga, exercise, knitting… the list is endless. Our guests have come one time for an hour to several weeks. Let us know your interest!
4. Donation To make a monetary contribution you can donate by check payable to The Children’s Center of Hamden. Mail to Sarah Lockery, 1400 Whitney Ave, Hamden CT 06517