Our Goal: To provide a responsive and direct resource to children in need so that they have the opportunity to achieve their greatest potential.
We are unique! Unlike many non-profit organizations, CTCF is 100% volunteer. That means no salaries, no rent for offices. We are wholly managed by dedicated volunteers who enthusiastically donate their time to help children.
Our Background: Cherish the Children Foundation, a 501(C)(3) has been improving the lives of children for more than 25 years. Working initially under the names of Carbone Family Foundation and Carbone Charities, Inc., the Carbone family began its charitable giving initiatives in 1989. The original beneficiary was Newington Children's Hospital, predecessor to Connecticut Children's Medical Center.
In 2002, the Foundation reorganized under a new volunteer board of directors and changed its name to Cherish the Children Foundation to better reflect our vision of being a resource to families who have nowhere else to turn.
With the support of individuals and businesses, the Foundation assists children in our community who's needs are not being met by traditional sources of funding or support. We may fill a special medical need or assist a family caring for a terminally ill child. The needs are diverse and with your help- together, we are improving the quality of children's lives, one child at a time.