Ways to Give

Ninety cents of each dollar donated to FCA goes directly toward client services and programs and your tax-deductible gift will provide critical services to children, families, youth, adults and seniors throughout Fairfield County. Your gift of any amount helps. Some examples:

  • $100: Meet the basic needs of clients, including food and diapers
  • $250: Save 5 home-bound seniors from falling with individualized assessments
  • $500: End the cycle of addiction for 20 women in our addiction recovery program through a therapeutic group
  • $750: Provide a scholarship for a low-income, at-risk middle school student so they can participate in FCA's ASPIRE after-school program
  • $1,000: Provide education and life-skills workshops for 10 homeless adults to help them regain self-sufficiency
  • $5,000: Prevent child abuse and neglect with a year of weekly home visits for an at-risk family

      To make a donation by check, send check payable to “Family & Children’s Agency” to:
      Family & Children’s Agency
      Attn: Development Office
      9 Mott Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06850

      We welcome gifts of stock and securities, and the process is simple. Please notify our Development office by calling 203-523-5719, then ask your broker to follow the Instructions for Transfer of Stock

      When reviewing your estate planning, please consider making a donation that will provide a lasting legacy. Your charitable bequest or other planned gift will help Family & Children’s Agency to continue work in the community helping to build better lives for children & families, youth, adults, and seniors throughout Fairfield County.

      Planned gifts include:

      • Bequest in your will
      • Insurance policy
      • IRA or other retirement plan
      • Charitable trust or annuity
      • Gift of real estate, securities or other assets

      Before making a planned gift, we suggest that you consult your attorney or tax advisor.

      To make a gift through a wire transfer, please contact our Development office by calling 203-523-5719.

      We gladly welcome grants through Donor Advised Funds (DAF). Please speak with your DAF sponsor to make a recommended gift.

      Named Funds

      Allison Barton Haupt Memorial Fund
      Allison was a dedicated volunteer, supporter and friend to Family & Children’s Agency. She was a longtime financial supporter and spent significant time volunteering. By regularly providing essentials to our Community Connections Center for homeless adults, Allison made sure staff at the Center could focus on serving clients in need. She also participated in our Done-In-A-Day opportunities, including sorting school supplies so they could be donated to children in our programs. Click here to give to this fund.

      Charlotte K. Taverna Fund
      Charlotte Taverna was a dedicated Family & Children’s Agency volunteer, supporter and friend for more than 17 years. During her tenure, Charlotte served on the Board of Directors and the Senior Board of Advisors and played an instrumental role on the IMAGINE benefit committee for several years, chairing the event twice. Charlotte’s other involvements included organizing Mother’s Day Teas and holiday parties for program participants, delivering birthday cakes to homeless clients, and participating in several FCA golf outings. Her dedication to volunteerism and her love of FCA were passed down to her daughters, Beatrice and Caroline, who also volunteered for Junior Project Friendship and the ASPIRE after-school program.

      Donations made to the Charlotte K. Taverna Fund will be directed to the Agency’s Child & Family Development program, which focuses on providing support and guidance to families and their young children. Click here to give to this fund.

      In-Kind Donations

      FCA is currently not accepting donated items for clients, but new and gently-used items can be donated to our fundraising committee’s bi-annual tag sale, Minks to Sinks. For more information on making donations to Minks to Sinks, please visit www.minkstosinks.org.

      We do accept donated gift cards for client emergencies, rewards for children in our programs, and to meet the needs of clients. For more information about donating gift cards, please contact Maggie D'AndreaDevelopment Associate at 203-523-5715.

      We are able to work with organizations and companies who would like to initiate drives or sponsor events for FCA. For more information about setting up a large-scale drive or sponsoring an event such as a family picnic or field trip, please contact  Lisa Habasinski, Community Engagement Manager, at 203-523-5735.

      For general questions about donations or ways to give, please contact Janina Serrao, Development Director at 203-523-5719.