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Ways to Give to Your Community

Community Renewal Team is a catalyst for change - changing lives and creating opportunities. CRT is deeply committed to building a better future for our children, families and communities. Community needs are increasing for both low-income and middle-class families. At the same time, government and other funding sources for human services agencies, like CRT, are declining.

100% of every donated dollar goes to programs in Connecticut.
Community Renewal Team (CRT) is a 501(c) 3, non-profit agency recognized by the IRS and the State of Connecticut. All charitable gifts made to CRT are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

Your Donation, Your Way
There are many ways to support the work we do. You decide where and how your donation will be used. Your donation can help Veterans, preschool children, senior citizens, victims of domestic violence and others - your choice.

These are some of the ways your donation can make a difference:
  • Children - $250 buys 50 books for preschool children enrolled in Head Start
  • Hunger - $500 buys 5000 pounds of food for our Food Pantry
  • Seniors - $50 buys two meals per day for 5 days in Meals on Wheels
  • Veterans - $100 buys food, hygiene products and transportation for two weeks for a homeless Veteran residing at Veterans Crossing.
To Make A Donation

Please indicate how you would like your donation to be used:
  • Children
  • Hunger
  • Domestic Violence
  • Employment & Training
  • Mental Health
  • Seniors
  • Veterans
  • Help the Homeless
  • To address the greatest need.
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) 560-5471 to donate with a credit card.

These are just a few of the ways you can make a donation – your way.

1) Matching Gift Donations
Your tax-deductible gift could have an increased effect for the individuals and families of CRT with a corporate matching gift. Contact your Human Resources department to obtain a matching gift form and guidelines for your company.

2) In-Kind Donations
CRT accepts individual donations and collections of gently used items that match the needs of specific human service programs. Donated items must be clean, in good condition, in working order, and delivered to 555 Windsor Street, Hartford, CT, 06120. Donations are distributed to our programs in Greater Hartford and Middlesex counties. Items can include:
  • Non-perishable food items
  • Furniture and small appliances
  • Clothing & shoes for all ages and sizes
  • Education - Books, backpacks and school supplies
  • Toiletries - New personal size toiletries
  • Household Cleaning Supplies
Please call 860-560-5471 for information about urgent needs. Ask for your gift-in-kind acknowledgement letter, which can be used to verify your tax-deductible donations.

3) Honorariums, Memorial and Tribute Gifts
Gifts made to CRT in memory, tribute or in honor of a loved one or friend will be acknowledged to the family with a special letter or card. Please be sure to include the name of the person being honored or remembered as well as appropriate family who should be notified of the gift. Acknowledgement for these memorial and tribute gifts will be made to both the donor and the honoree.

4) United Way Campaigns
CRT receives designated gifts from local United Way campaigns. Simply insert the name of Community Renewal Team, Inc. in the designated area ‘OTHER’ of the United Way form.
Updated December 2016  
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