Untitled - Childrens Center of Hamden
W H E R E KI D S G E T H EL P
We are grateful to have so many wonderful friends in the community who care!
Below are photos of just a few of our friends.
(right) The Steneck Family;
Olivia, Brooke, Amanda, and
Debbie purchased gifts for
five of our Residential children. A lot of thought and
time were put into purchasing just the right gift.
UNITAS AND COMMUNITY DONORS SUPPORT COTTAGE GIFTS
(above) St. Mary’s Church giving tree fulfilled wish lists for the residential children. Shown are Chris Neumann, Alex Neumann,
Mike Tortora and Elliott Demelier. (above right)) Alison
Schevling, Outreach committee of Mt. Carmel Congregational Church. (below) Ginny & Ray DeMeola represent St. Barnabas Church in North Haven. Parishioners are very generous with their
Cottage “wish lists” are fulfilled by donations from Unitas and community support. During the evening of the children’s Christmas dinner,
numerous gifts for the cottages are unveiled. The gifts are enjoyed
throughout the year. (left) John
Caldarella, Board member and representative of Unitas and Cheryl
Smith, Administrator of Residential
Programs, uncover the gifts.
WPLR TOY DRIVE
(above) Samantha Koss and Dave
Freedman represent Applied Psychological Techniques, Inc. of Darien.
The older children enjoy shopping
with gift cards that were donated by
employees. (below) Christmas Tradition! A 9th annual benefit concert for
the Agency was held at Aunt Chiladas
in Hamden. Rob Glassman and his
band collected toys and cash.
(left) Captain Anthony DeBiase of Marine
Cadets of America and cadet drop off toys
from the Toys for Tots program. (right)
Diane Soronski represents Yale/St. Raphael emergency rooms delivering an abundance of gift cards. There was a lot of
shopping done on school break! (far right)
Presenting a check to Tony DelMastro,
CEO and Diane Surprenant, Director of
Personnel & Developoment is Richard
Aszklar of the Rotary Club of Hamden.
The funds are for bikes and helmets.
Chaz & AJ, WPLR morning
show hosts, broadcast live
from Webster Theater at
Harbor Yard in Bridgeport.
Despite the move to a different venue the Marshall
Tucker Band attracted numerous listeners, elected officials and fans. Each year gets
better and better to make
another successful toy drive.
The children did not go without! Individuals and businesses were generous in their
contribution of toys and
monetary donations. We are
grateful to be one of the recipients of the listeners’ generosity. (above ) Volunteers
Anna Sabatino, Office Manager; and Cheryl Smith, Administrator of Residential
Programs show some the
goodies collected. (left) Tony
Del Mastro, CEO is joined
by Senator Chris Murphy.
W H E R E KI D S G E T H EL P
THINK OF US WHEN YOU
CLEAN OUT AND
DONATE YOUR GENTLY
The Children’s Center of Hamden
continues to partner with Helping
Hands Community Thrift Store & Furniture Bank. Donate
your items and designate the item to be credited to The Children’s Center. When that item is sold we receive 18% of the
THIS IS WHAT IT IS ALL ABOUT...MAKING A
DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF OUR CLIENTS
FROM AN ALUMNI…
“I was a child of The Center in the mid to late sixties. I caught a few
glimpses of the main building and gate area. I am so glad it is still there
for the kids. It was a life saver for me. Got me away from abuse for 5
AN EXCERPT FROM A POEM WRITTEN BY A NEW
The anger, the sadness, the hurt and the pain
It’s swirlin all through the brain and you’re going insane
Maybe now you realize your life can be changed
Listen to Christine and get rearranged
Focus on family, friends and life
Listen to Emily and Sara, maybe find a wife
So is it all worth it? The white and the chrome?
Or just get through New Choices and go the … home
Your support helps bring exciting new experiences each
day for the children and youth that we serve. Educational,
cultural and therapeutic opportunities help them to be
happy and find personal success…making tomorrow a
much better place.
FIELD TRIPS AND ACTIVITIES
Philadelphia City; Pez Visitors Center; Bowling
and Laser Tag, Hibachi Grill, Harlem Globetrotters, Snow tubing, Snow boarding, African
American Gallery, New York City, Mystic
Aquarium, Basketball Hall of Fame, Art Show;
Fishing, Connecticut Science Museum; Rockefeller Center; Radio City Music Hall; Boston
Science Museum; Theater tickets
There is free furniture pick up in the Greater New Haven
area. Helping Hands has two locations. 77 State Street, North
Haven and 334 Boston Post Road, Orange. You can reach
them at (203) 298-0499.
Visit their website for more information and a listing of donated items that they accept: www.helpinghandsctfb.com
PLEASE CONSIDER A DONATION TO HELP CHILDREN IN NEED
THIS IS WHAT YOUR GIFT WILL SUPPORT:
Day of outpatient programming for 1 child $80
Individual and family therapy $60
Group therapy session $35
Winter Coat $55
Family Day $450-$2,000
Client pizza party $500
Incentive gift rewards for school store $5-$50
Movie tickets and popcorn for 4 children $50
Work study program $20 a day or $100 per week
Books for The Agency library $25
Bicycle helmets $10-$20
Craft supplies $5-$25
We were thrilled to have 42 students volunteer to
spruce up our grounds with painting, raking and
sweeping. With their commitment to work hard a
lot was accomplished. This is an annual event of
community service for Quinnipiac and area nonprofit agencies reap the benefit!! We look forward
to the Big Event 2014.
1400 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06517
Mending Young Hearts and Minds
THE CHILDREN’S CENTER OF HAMDEN
Do great things. Aspire to achieve your dreams and adjust and make new ones as needed.
YOUR CARING HELPS MAKE A DIFFERENCE
H When creating your last will and testament, including general
O or specific bequest language for gifts large and small
W bequeathed to The Children’s Center will help us continue to
make a difference in the community.
Y Easy Way To Send a Gift
O Consider making a contribution by credit card. Visit our
U website at www.childrenscenterhamden.org. Under “Make a
Contribution” you can secure an on line form using PayPal.
C Matching Gifts
A Many large companies have a program that will match their
N employees donation to a charitable organization. Please consider this opportune way to double the value of your donaH tion.
E In Honor or Memory of
L Having a birthday, special anniversary, want to remember a
P loved one or to recognize a friend? A donation in their name
is a wonderful way to give a gift.
At our Residential Christmas dinner we were honored to have as
guests Jimmy Miller and Marco Rumbin. They presented a $15,000
check from proceeds of The Friends of Jimmy Miller dinner. The
dinner, held in December, is an annual event that raises funds for
kids in crisis, supporting several organizations that provide services
for children in need. We are grateful to The Friends of Jimmy
Miller for their caring and in helping to make a difference in the
lives of children. (shown left) Board members Liz Bacon and John
Caldarella, CEO Tony DelMastro, Jimmy and Marco.
Inquiries, contributions or donations may be directed to: Diane Bell Surprenant, Director of Personnel & Development (203) 248-2116, ext. 266
email: [email protected]