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. 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 our after school KidPOWER youth leadership program


Sponsor a candidate for CARES’ semester-long Leadership program


Connect high school mentors with youth and community through CARES’ Mentoring Through Media Leadership Program


Support training sessions for high school leaders to prevent underage drinking, distracted driving, vaping and other high risk youth behavior


Provide food and supplies for our Elder Buddies intergenerational socialization program


Provide materials for the creation and implementation of newly developed programming

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