Ways to Give

One Time and Reoccurring Gifts

Annual Giving Campaign
Your unrestricted gift allows CPA to pursue mission-driving, innovative projects to address our participants’ greatest needs. It also helps CPA build a strong foundation for operating a sound and efficient organization so that your donation will make the biggest impact possible.

Program-Specific Gift
You can designate your gift to one of CPA’s programs. Several programs thrive through the generosity of our private donors and funders: Resettlement Program, Hartford Reentry Welcome Center, Prison Arts Program, and the Community Service Program at Hartford Community Court.

To support CPA, click here to donate or contact Sandra Bradford-Jennings, Development Director, 860-271-7198

“Support second chances for change. Our vision for the future starts today with your gift.”

— Sandra Bradford-Jennings, Development Director

Special Funds and Campaigns

Housing and Basic Needs Fund: Basic needs for survival are one of our participants’ biggest gaps in support. Your gift will help people stabilize their lives by removing barriers to housing, employment, education and other everyday needs.Culinary Training Program at Zest 280: The program provides people recently released from prison with on-the-job training and a chance to earn industry-recognized credentials in the culinary and hospitality industries.Amazon Smile: Now when you sign up and shop, the Amazon Smile Foundation will donate 0.5% of your purchase price when you select Community Partners in Action as your preferred charity. Same shopping experience as Amazon with an added charitable benefit. Happy Shopping!

Investment & Planned Gifts

Stock Gifts: Give the gift that gives back. Donating appreciated stock to CPA can provide you with great tax advantages.Planning Gifts: A planned gift is a gift of any kind for any amount and for any purpose — operations, capital expansion, or endowment — whether given currently or as part of an estate plan.Will Bequests: A charitable bequest through your will offers a flexible, thoughtful way to remember CPA. A bequest may be done in several ways. Charitable bequests provide an opportunity to our mission forever and the financial security of knowing your assets remain available during your lifetime.Life Insurance: Life insurance policies provide a simple method of making a significant gift to CPA. If you have a paid life insurance policy that you may no longer need, donating the policy to CPA which can support our programs and fulfill both charitable objectives and yield tax advantages. Or, you may consider purchase of a new policy and make CPA the beneficiary.Consult your investment professional and estate attorney for details about the options, process and benefits of stock gifts and planned giving. When you are ready to make a donation, contact Sandra Bradford-Jennings, our Development Director, for any additional information needed to make your gift.

In-Kind Donations

Your in-kind donations help us address the basic needs of our participants – food, clothing, housing, transportation and more. Your donation can help build stability in their lives.

Reentry Backpack Drive
A Reentry Backpack Drive with co-workers and friends will provide a person returning home from prison with immediate basic needs. Our core reentry backpacks for a man or woman can include the backpack, toothpaste, face mask, hand sanitizer, toothbrush, deodorant, face cloth, towels, comb, brush, umbrella, shampoo and conditioner, make-up, and other personal hygiene products.

You can extend a backpack by including bus passes, food gift cards, clothing vouchers, and, most important, a pre-paid smartphone and phonecard, which allows participants to stay connected to virtual services during the pandemic.

Winter Clothing
Winter outerwear and men’s boots are especially needed. In-kind donations of new or gently used winter outerwear are also welcome as 65% of our program participants are male.

$75 Gift Cards for Clothes or Food
A $100 gift card will provide food and clothing for a disadvantaged male or female participant.

$62 Monthly Bus Passes
A 31-day bus pass will help a participant go on job interviews, attend meetings and court appointments, and participate in services required in our programs.

To make your in-kind donation, please contact Sandra Bradford-Jennings, Development Director, 860-271-7198

Development Office

110 Bartholomew Ave.

Hartford, CT 06106

Tel: (860) 271-7198