Thank You For Your Support

Your generosity allows CARES to fulfill its mission of empowering youth, strengthening family, and building community. Thank you for your kindhearted donations.

Each year, CARES conducts more than one hundred programs, addressing the most requested topics among youth, parents, community members, and school personnel. These programs span multiple age groups with the ultimate aim of fostering individual and social competencies and empowering participants to make responsible and healthy personal choices.

Without your support, CARES would not be able to offer these services free-of-charge to the New Canaan Community – 95% of your donation directly supports youth and family programs.

New Canaan Cares


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