Critical Goods Program

Donations of goods are collected
and delivered to families in need

How do I help the program?

If you’d like to donate to the Critical Goods Program, please call 860-243-1806

We can make a critical difference

  • Critical Goods is our response to the needs of families who are at risk of losing their children or who must have certain material goods before they can be reunified with their children (e.g., beds, cribs, various household items).

  • We assist children and youth in their development and growth by helping them overcome the challenges of poverty and emotional distress.

  • Donations of emergency and non-emergency goods are collected and delivered to families in an effort to foster safe and nurturing home environments.

  • We will accept in-kind donations of goods that will serve to augment our AASW program. These goods will fulfill those requests for clothing, furniture, games, and books that CCC cannot otherwise fulfill.

  • Our intent is to have all requests for beds filled within 30 days of receipt of request.

  • CCC retains the distinction of delivering donated goods directly to clients, either through our delivery system or through the social worker.

What items do we collect?

If you’d like us to pick up your donation, our Critical Goods Coordinator will be happy to arrange a time with you.

  • Cribs* (see guide below)
  • Dressers (no mirrors)
  • Kitchen tables & chairs
  • Living room furniture

*By law, Covenant to Care for Children cannot purchase “drop-side” cribs, nor do we accept these types of cribs as donations.

If you plan to bring the donation to our office, please call first to ensure that someone will be available to assist you.

  • Books for children and teens
  • Children’s clothing
  • Diapers & wipes
  • Linens for cribs & beds
  • New activity & coloring books
  • Small infant items (e.g., seats or tubs)
  • Teddy bears & plush animals
  • Towels

We ask that you please consider making a cash donation at the same time as your in-kind donation to Covenant to Care for Children to help defray the cost of running this program. You will be given a receipt for income tax purposes (unless your donation is left during off hours without contact information).

Furniture should be in presentable condition (not stained, ripped, broken, or covered with animal fur). Please note that we do not accept upholstered furniture.