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WEstport Cares


We Care Westport CT donations assist Westport residents of all ages by providing opportunities for individuals in crisis to access programs and services they would not otherwise be able to afford. Donations are administered by the town’s Department of Human Services with 100% of all contributions directly benefiting residents in need.  DHS strives to promote independence, personal development and an enhanced quality of life for all.   Your gift will have a measurable and immediate impact on friends and neighbors. Please consider a donation to the fund of your choice, by selecting below.

Barbara Butler Fund Connecting at-risk youth to enrichment opportunities that improve long-term outcomes for kids. Honoring recent retiree Barbara Butler who dedicated 30+ years to the Town as the Human Services director and Second Selectwoman, the BB fund recognizes the importance of creating community supports for our most vulnerable young people.
 We Care Westport Button Senior Center 2  

Westport’s Center for Senior Activities provides a wide array of course offerings to seniors 60+ years of age in a safe and welcoming environment. Your donation will help off-set the cost of classes and programs so that offerings can remain at an affordable and reasonable rate so that all may participate.

 Family To Family Families supporting families during periods of financial hardship.  This fund directly benefits income-eligible families with access/scholarships to sports & after school activities, summer camp (Campership Program), school supplies (Back to School Program), clothing (Ceremonies & Celebrations Program) and Holiday gifts (Holiday Giving Program). 
 Prevention And Education Community education and awareness programs address issues related to substance abuse, mental health, and parenting education (including Positive Youth Development programs). 
 Residents In Need Providing emergency financial assistance for food, shelter, utilities, medical expenses and other critical needs of residents who meet local, state or federal income guidelines. 
 Senior Client Need  

Supporting seniors on limited or fixed incomes during periods of financial hardship.

Toquet Hall - Teen Center

Westport's teen center, Toquet Hall provides a drug and alcohol-free safe space for young people to explore social, cultural and recreational interests. 

 We Care Westport Warm Up The Warm Up Fund provides critical energy assistance to Westport’s most vulnerable.
 Area Of Most Need Donations are used to assist residents of all ages where most urgently needed.


All donations are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law

Westport’s Tax ID:  06-6002128

You may send a donation via check, payable to:
The Department of Human Services 
(note your fund of choice on the memo line)
110 Myrtle Ave
Westport, CT 06880

For more information 203·341·1050 or humansrv@westportct.gov
We also welcome donations in the form of gift cards for our seasonal programs:
(Stop & Shop, Gas Cards, Walmart, CVS, Target, preferred