Because of you

Because of you, 18,000 children in need are taken care of every single day. The backbone of Child & Family Agency is the 650 plus auxiliary volunteers, organized into six auxiliaries along the shoreline. There are a variety of ways you can make a difference.

Spending time with children in need
  • Helping children with homework after school.
  • General interaction with children including outdoor activities.
  • Teaching and sharing a specific skill such as: sewing, sports, music or art.
  • Reading to children.
  • Holding, rocking and feeding  infants.
  • Playing games with children.

There are a variety of ways you can make a difference

Organizing Talents
  • Organizing closets, inventorying storage items and supplies at various program sites.
  • Cleaning and yard work.
  • Paperwork and computer skills.
Theater Interests
  • Painting sets.
  • Sewing costumes.
  • Playing piano.
  • Helping with the reception after shows, baking, serving and set up.
  • Ushering for shows.

Auxiliary Membership Challenge - "It's About Children - Endow Their Future" wins

Congratulations to the Lyme/Old Lyme Auxiliary for winning the Campaign Slogan Contest
Thank you to all who participated.  We had so many great suggestions from all of you!!
 This fall we are about to enter the PUBLIC phase of our Endowment Campaign and we need a slogan.  As usual, we find the most creative and exciting ideas come from you – our auxiliary members.  We are almost ¾ of the way to our $4 million dollar goal and will be looking for public support to give us that much needed push over the finish line. Please help us come up with a short slogan (under 10 words) that will lead the way in rolling out this final phase to our friends, neighbors and area businesses.
  Slogan suggestions received will be posted on the Child & Family Agency website weekly (www.childandfamilyagency.org) so that you can see just how imaginative your fellow volunteers are.  The final selection will be made by our campaign cabinet on August 1st The winning submission will receive a “Backyard Wine & Cheese” event for their auxiliary!
Please send or email your ideas (entries) to Debi Edwards at: edwardsd@childandfamilyagency.org or 255 Hempstead St.  New London, CT 06320
Campaign Slogan Suggestions:
  • Let Kids Be Kids
  • Children Can’t Wait
  • It’s About Children (CFA Logo)
  • Don’t Leave Change to Chance
  • Creating A New Future One Family at a Time
  • Creating A New Future for Our Children, One Family at a Time
  • Child and Family, Family and Child – An Endowment Gift is so Worthwhile!
  • If it helps Kids, Do it!
  • If it helps Children, Do it!
  • Growing for our Children
  • Growing with our Children
  • Growing the whole Child
  • Developing whole Children
  • Help our Children thrive by developing the whole Child.
  • Partner with us to ensure the future of whole Children.
  • Children, Families, Agency services and YOU = Success and Growth
  • Children, Families, Agency services and YOU = Whole Children
  • Children, Families, Agency services and YOU = Growth, Sustainability and Success
  • Joining together to strengthen Children and Families for the next century
  • Thriving for our Children
  • Thriving with our Children
  • Climb High for our Children!
  • Endow the Future

Volunteer Application

With upwards of 180 employees, as well as over 600 volunteers and auxiliary members, Child & Family Agency is a team effort. With your help, anything is possible. Fill out a form and get started.

Pay Your Dues

Auxiliary membership follows Child & Family Agency’s fiscal year and runs from July 1st through June 30th.


Groton Charity Bookshop

The Charity Bookshop is operated by a team of friendly, helpful members of the Groton Auxiliary of Child and Family Agency. The Charity Bookshop is open three days a week, on Wednesday and Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM; Thursday from 2 PM to 5 PM and the 1st Thursday of the month from 2 PM to 7 PM.