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


The Children’s Center was founded by people who, just like you, cared about those in need.  Some gave their time, some gave money and some gave both.  Your gift keeps the legacy of giving alive that was started by the founders in 1833!   If your interest is not listed please call Sarah Lockery, 203-248-2116, ext. 283 or email

Thank you for your interest in giving!  The Children’s Center of Hamden is a 501(c)(3) organization.

To donate Securities please click here 

To create a legacy please click here

To make a monetary contribution please click here
or by check payable to “The Children’s Center of Hamden”, mail to Sarah Lockery, 1400 Whitney Avenue, Hamden CT 06517. Monetary contributions may be designated wherever the need is greatest or as you desire:

  • STARS are donors who support recreation and vocational activities in the summer and/or festivities and gift giving over the winter Holidays.
  • In Tribute or Memoriam donations can recognize professional or educational accomplishments, birthdays, anniversaries, successful ventures, personal achievements, and much more. You can also make a donation in memory of a loved one. Please consider sharing a bit about the person you are honoring so that we can celebrate their importance to you.

Clothing and Supplies We gladly accept new clothing and gently used toys, games, puzzles, books and activity supplies for children ages 5 through young adult.

Invitations and 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!

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!

Our Friends and Auxiliary mend young hearts and minds…and you can too!  Here is how: