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CAC's Community Partnership with One Simple Wish

CAC is a Community Partner with One Simple Wish, an online platform that brings national awareness to the foster care system and empowers donors to brighten the lives of thousands of children by granting their simple, special wishes. They work with over 700 social service agencies throughout the United States to collect simple wishes from kids in foster care, those that are aging out and other young people in under-served communities. They post those wishes on their website for donors to grant; creating awareness about each unique and personal story and giving the chance to bring love, hope and joy to a child who really needs it. 

Click here to see the program details.

CAC's Partnership with Together We Rise

Resource for free luggage for children in care: Together We Rise.

CAC became a partner with Together We Rise, an organization that donates duffel bags for foster children to use as luggage. If you have a child with luggage needs please contact Becky ( and she can put in a request with Together We Rise.

Free Book Program for CT Children: Read to Grow

Read to Grow:

This is a CT program that provides FREE new books to kids, babies & parents in an effort to enhance literacy development for all kids. You can request books through their website and indicate the type of books you want and the targeted age. The books are then sent to the family through the mail.

Read to Grow's website also lists Book Places: "Across Connecticut, our 32 Book Places/Rincónes del Libros are sites at other agencies — all nonprofits — where families have access to free children’s books that they can select and keep. Many sites are at Family Resource Centers, which are based at public elementary schools. All sites allow clients of the particular hosting nonprofits and other families in their communities to take books. The Book Places/Rincónes del Libros consist of dedicated bookcases, which Read to Grow regularly stocks with books. The sites also offer literacy information and resources for parents and workshops for the agencies’ staff, clients and other visiting families."

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