The Town That Cares is a special fund established by the Town of West Hartford’s Department of Human and Leisure Services. The fund assists residents experiencing a crisis situation hindering their ability to pay for utility bills, food, shelter costs, medical expenses and other critical needs. It is funded 100% by contributions from generous individuals, businesses and community groups.
In addition, each year The Town That Cares provides subsidies to a variety of seasonal activities administered by the Town. These include:
- Thanksgiving Food Distribution for Low-Income Families
- Holiday Children's Party & Gift Card Distribution for Low-Income Families
- Back to School Backpack and School Supplies Distribution for Low-Income Families
You may also send a check payable to The Town That Cares to:
West Hartford Human Services
50 South Main Street, Room 306
West Hartford, CT 06107
We also welcome donations for our seasonal programs...
- New and unused backpacks and school supplies
- Gift cards (Walmart & Target preferred)
Over 1,000 households received assistance from The Town That Cares last fiscal year ('12-'13).
Below are a few examples of how residents were assisted by The Town That Cares.
4,481 bags of food were distributed through The Town That Cares Food Pantry
532 students received new backpacks & school supplies from our Back to School Program
233 households benefited from our Thanksgiving Food Distribution
248 children attended our Children's Holiday Party
273 children received holiday gift cards through our Children's Holiday Party
80 homebound residents received holiday gift cards through
146 households received emergency financial assistance
358 basic needs vouchers were distributed