Connections needs your financial and in-kind support so we can continue to provide a comprehensive array of health care, housing, and employment opportunities that help individuals and families to achieve their own goals and enhance our communities. Please consider giving in the following ways:

Click Here to Donate Online

Or download and complete this giving form and send a donation by mail (please make checks payable to Connections):
Connections Community Support Programs, Inc.
3821 Lancaster Pike
Wilmington, DE 19805

Please also consider giving in the following ways:
Matching Gifts
Honorarium
Memoriam
Planned Giving/ Gifts of Stocks, Bonds, and Real Property
United Way
Shop at AmazonSmile
Vehicle Donations
Gift Annuities
Life Insurance
Individual Retirement Accounts
In-Kind Giving

Matching Gifts
When making a donation to Connections, always check with your employer to see if your company matches charitable donations and if Connections meets your corporation’s matching gifts criteria.

Honorarium
Consider honoring the birthdays and anniversaries of your loved ones with a gift to Connections.

Memoriam
Keep a friend or loved one’s spirit alive through a donation to Connections in their name.

Planned Giving/Gifts of Stocks, Bonds, and Real Property
A planned gift to Connections, by way of your will, estate, stocks, and financial holdings, will help ensure that the services and programs we provide to Delaware’s vulnerable and disenfranchised will continue into the future. You may realize the dual benefits when contributing appreciated stocks and bonds – first, an income deduction is received for the fair value of the securities at the time they are given; second, you may not have to pay capital gains taxes on the appreciated value. Property, such as real estate, also may be donated to Connections. Please contact Connections’ Development Director for more information at 302-230-9183 or donate@connectionscsp.org.

United Way
Connections is a United Way of Delaware partner agency. Your United Way pledge will help us provide necessary services to Delawareans in need. Our designation code is 9014.

Shop at AmazonSmile
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Connections every time you shop, at no cost to you!  When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to Connections.  If you already have an Amazon.com account, you are all set.  Visit http://smile.amazon.com, select “Connections Community Support Programs Inc”, and you’re done!

Vehicle Donations
You can donate your unwanted vehicle to Connections and receive a tax deduction. Please contact Connections’ Development Director for more information at 302-230-9183 or donate@connectionscsp.org.

Gift Annuities
You can make a gift and still receive a lifetime income return through a gift annuity, a pooled income fund, or a charitable remainder trust. Though the funds may not be available to Connections immediately, as a donor you would be entitled to an income tax deduction equal to the value of the gift in the year it is made, in addition to receiving regular income payments for your lifetime. There also are ways to make a gift through a charitable gift annuity, remainder trust, or charitable trust that allow you to retain the principal for your family.

Life Insurance
A paid life insurance policy that is no longer needed for its original purpose can be of significant value to Connections. You may receive an income tax deduction for the “case surrender” value of the policy. If the policy is not fully paid and you continue to pay the premiums, deductions can be taken for the amount of payments completed. Connections also may be included as a beneficiary on life insurance policies. Any portion given to Connections is deductible for estate tax purposes.

Individual Retirement Accounts
Retirement accounts such as an IRA, 401(k), or 403(b) can provide gift opportunities which may reduce income and estate taxes.

In-Kind Giving
Each contribution, large and small, brings us closer to fulfilling our mission. In-kind gifts enable us to provide the individuals we serve with items they greatly need. The following in-kind items are needed:

Toiletries (NEW): 

  • Diapers (newborn through 6 months)
  • Baby Wipes
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Soap
  • Deodorant
  • Disposable Razors
  • Shaving Cream
  • Hand lotion
  • Feminine products
  • Washcloths

Baby and Toddler Items (NEW):

  • Diapers (all sizes)
  • Baby wipes
  • Clothing (newborn – 5T)
  • Children’s books
  • Bottles and children’s plate ware
  • Toys, including educational toys (newborn – 5T)
  • Changing tables
  • High chairs
  • Baby bath tubs
  • Pack ‘n Play playards & playpens
  • Bouncers and Swings
  • Baby monitors
  • Miscellaneous baby supplies (bibs, sippy cups, pacifiers, etc.)

Art Supplies and Games (NEW):

  • Colored pencils
  • White drawing paper
  • Construction paper
  • Markers
  • Diaries/Journals
  • Board games (board games for children/children and adults)
  • Card games (UNO, etc.)
  • Concentration games (Memory, etc.)
  • Puzzles (under 100 pieces)

Clothing (NEW or GENTLY USED):

  • Socks (NEW)
  • Men’s Briefs (NEW)
  • Women’s Panties (NEW)
  • T-shirts
  • Scarves
  • Gloves
  • Coats
  • Hats
  • Thermal Underwear

We also need sleeping bags, blankets, and backpacks.

Food:

If you would like to host a food drive, the individuals we serve need the following items:

  • Non-Perishable Goods (canned goods, etc.)
  • Pasta Products
  • Peanut Butter
  • Oatmeal
  • Gift Cards to Area Grocery Stores

For more information about ways to donate, please contact Connections’ Development Director, Rebekah Welch, at 302-230-9183 or donate@connectionscsp.org.

Connections Community Support Programs, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All donations are tax deductible to the full extent permitted by law.