Thank You For Your Support

New Canaan CARES Annual Appeal recently kicked off and as an organization, we are committed to providing quality parent education and youth prevention programming on topics that matter most to our community free of charge. Please help us to continue this programming, empowering parents and youth to live their best lives. Our Leadership Program alone touches people throughout the age span in our community providing programming for elementary, middle, high school students and senior citizens.  This is just one example of the many programs CARES provides at no cost to participants!

We are able to do this because of the commitment and generosity of individual donors like you who provide over 90% of our funding. We want to continue to make our community a better and safer place and that is why we need your financial support during our annual appeal.  Any level of gift is greatly appreciated.


Underwrite a National Speaker for
Community Speaker Series


Sponsor a semester of after school youth leadership – KidPOWER or Community Service Ambassadors


Sponsor a candidate for CARES’ award-winning Leadership Challenge semester-long certificate program


Provide assertiveness training
for one classroom of
middle school youth


Connect high school mentors with middle school youth through CARES’ Mentoring Through Drama


Provide food and supplies for our Elder Buddies intergenerational socialization program


Support 5-session training for Student HS Coalition to prevent underage drinking


Provide materials for service-learning initiatives, such as the creation and distribution of school supply kits.

Your Gift Makes A Difference

If you’d like to contribute a custom donation please use this button to continue on to PayPal. You can make a one-time donation or set automatic monthly donations. You do not need a PayPal account to donate, just click the “continue” link above the credit card icons.

Physical Donations Welcome!

Physical donations are always needed for youth leadership and inter-generational programs. Call or email the CARES office to schedule a drop-off. Thank you for your support.

  • Small Laundry Detergents
  • Paper Towels
  • Personal Hygiene Products (toothpaste, deodorant, , etc.)
  • Paper Goods (plates, cups, forks, spoons, etc.)
  • Shampoo/conditioner
  • Lotion
  • Word Puzzle Books
  • Toilet Paper
  • Crayons
  • Markers
  • Facial Tissues
  • Combs/Brushes
New Canaan Cares