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Thanks to the generosity of people like you, Community Renewal Team is Changing lives … Creating Opportunity!

CRT is celebrating its 55th anniversary of helping individuals and families throughout Central Connecticut. We renew our commitment to eliminate the injustice of poverty in our community. Luckily, we have so many programs and services to address these problems– but we can’t do it without your help.
In this time of fiscal uncertainty, our programs can’t rely on State and Federal funding alone. Your donation will ensure that when someone is truly at a low point in their life, CRT will be there to lend a helping hand.
We are proud to report that 93 cents of every dollar you donate to CRT goes directly to programs that will help make dreams a reality for people like Shacoya Parkman. She has a recurring medical condition that caused her to lose her job and place to live. She and her daughter spent eight months at CRT’s East Hartford Family Shelter, so she could clear her debts and find permanent housing. Today, thanks to the care that CRT showed for her, Shacoya is living her dream of having a fulltime job and an apartment for her and her daughter. She is about to graduate from CRT’s Financial Literacy Institute and is making great strides for her own future.

We sincerely thank you for your support – we can’t do our work without you!

With your gift we can better help the people we serve to get back on their feet and make positive changes in their own lives.
These are just some of the ways your donation can be used:
  • Give groceries to families who can’t afford to feed their children;
  • Warm the home of a person who is too proud to apply for assistance, but her oil company let us know that she could only afford to purchase half a tank this month;
  • Help find a job for a homeless veteran so he can now afford a permanent place to live;
  • Provide a home-bound senior with a hot, nutritious lunch, through Meals on Wheels.
It could be your neighbor, or the person standing behind you in the grocery store, or even YOU in tough times. In every city and town in Central Connecticut – from Enfield, straight down to Clinton –  CRT changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, and creates real opportunities that will improve our communities now and in the future. 

Thank you for joining us in our vital mission of Changing Lives and Creating Opportunity by giving as generously as you can to CRT.

There are many ways to give to CRT. Donate online below, send a check, or for gifts of securities please speak with your financial advisor. Thank you!

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In-Kind Donations

We accept donations of gently used items that match the needs of specific human services program. Donated items must be clean, in good condition and delivered to us. For a tax-deductible receipt or for more information on the types of items we are able to use contact the Development Department at (860) 560-5657 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Donate by Mail: Please make your check payable to CRT. Indicate how you would like your donation to be used. 

Mail your donation to:
Community Renewal Team
Development Office
555 Windsor Street
Hartford, CT 06120.

Donate by Phone: Call the CRT Development Office at (860) 560-5657 to donate with a credit card.
Updated November 2018  
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