New small gifts of universal appeal (games, puzzles, art supplies, etc.) help social workers reach out to the children by acknowledging their special days. We hear many stories of children in their teens who have never celebrated their special day! A gift supplied through CCC might be the only present that some children receive.

Gift Ideas

The gifts and money you’ve donated for CCC’s children in need has helped hundreds of thousands of children across the Connecticut.

Individual Gift Ideas

  • Books
  • Building blocks
  • Dolls/action figures
  • Dress up clothes
  • Play dough
  • Coloring books and crayons
  • Sticker books
  • Bubbles
  • Balls
  • Sidewalk chalk
  • Stuffed animals
  • Sporting equipment
  • New board games
  • Playing cards
  • Gift certificate (perfect for teens)
  • Art/Craft kits

Seasonal Gifts

Camp Equipment
Some of our children receive camperships but do not have the necessary items for an enjoyable experience. Pack a small overnight bag with a flashlight, bug spray, sun protection, swimsuit, beach towel, or other items.Summer

Fun/Family Play Packs
Help children enjoy the outdoors with balls, chalk, Frisbees, jump ropes, kites and sports items. Help bring a family together with cards, board games, jewelry or model making kits, and other activities they can do together.

Winter Coats
As soon as the weather turns chilly, we need winter coats. Only coats for preteens are needed, as we find that teens prefer “hoodies” (zipped or unzipped hooded sweatshirts) or to do their own purchasing using a gift card.

Personal Care Packs

Children and parents often go without these necessary items. Create kits from the items listed below for males and females.

  • Baby bottles & nipples
  • Baby Lotion
  • Baby shampoo
  • Infant comb & brush set
  • Diaper rash ointment
  • Nightlight and bulb
  • Pacifier
  • Teething toy
  • Baby socks
  • Onesies T-shirts
  • Wash cloth & baby wrap towel
  • Bar of mild soap
  • Brush & comb set (ethnically sensitive as possible)
  • Flashlight with batteries
  • Small pack of tissues
  • Gentle shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Sidewalk chalk
  • Toothpaste & toothbrush
  • Fingernail polish
  • Deodorant
  • Safety razor & shaving cream
  • Key fobs
  • Lip-gloss, lip-balm
  • Complexion cleansing pads
  • Journal
  • Underwear (pay attention to size and gender)
  • Socks
  • Sanitary pads
  • Manicure/ Pedicure kit

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