We gladly receive monetary donations either by check (see below) or via PayPal. To make a donation via PayPal, simply click on the “donate” button below and follow the directions. Please use our email address to to validate our organization and to allow your transaction to go through. Without it you cannot trigger the donation to PayPal. We thank you for your interest in A Hand Up, Inc.

When you shop use – it’s the same as Amazon but we receive 1/2 percent of your purchase price.
You can also donate when you shop!  When you shop on Amazon, use their Amazon Smile website.  You can use your Amazon prime or regular Amazon account.  Just sign up on Amazon Smile and select A Hand Up, Inc (we’re the one in West Hartford) as your non-profit and voila we get a 1/2 percent of your purchase price.
Also, please consider writing us in as a receiving agency on your United Way sign up form.  They don’t give out new agency numbers anymore but you can write us in.  We are A Hand Up, Inc and our EIN# is 20-2257165

If you prefer to make a contribution by check, send it to:
A Hand Up, Inc.
P.O. Box 270323
West Hartford, CT 06127-0323

A Hand Up relies on the financial donations to provide furniture and household goods to families in the Greater Hartford area throughout the year.

  • $25 buys a set of sheets.
  • $50 buys a set of pots and pans.
  • $100 buys 12 pillows.
  • $500 buys 3 new mattresses.

Your gift helps A Hand Up meet obligations for everyday needs such as:

  • New pillows for clients
  • Life changing grants
  • Transportation to and from client home sites
  • Storage

Please consider making a gift to A Hand Up in honor of:

  • A birthday
  • The birth of a child
  • An earned degree
  • A graduation
  • A wedding
  • An anniversary
  • In memory of a loved one

To make a gift by check:

  • Please make checks payable to A Hand Up, Inc. and mail it to:
    A Hand Up, Inc.
    P.O. Box 270323
    West Hartford, CT 06127-0323

To make a gift of stock:

  • Donating gifts of appreciated securities that have been held for more than one year enables a donor to:
  • Avoid all capital gains tax on the appreciated portion of the stock
    Qualify for a tax deduction equal to the stock’s full fair market value
    Make a larger gift than might otherwise be possible
  • To make a gift of stock to A Hand Up:
    Transfer securities directly to A Hand Up’s broker – contact us for our broker’s name
    Send or deliver the stock certificate(s) and a signed stock power in separate envelopes. For security purposes do not mail them together.

A Hand up relies on the generosity of its donors to make a real impact in the lives of those who are working to help themselves. Our donors are the force behind these accomplishments.

Suggested donor levels:

$25 $250
$50 $500
$100 $1000

For more information about including A Hand Up in your estate plans please contact us directly at

Gifts to A Hand Up are tax deductible to the fullest extend of the law.

 A Hand Up, Inc.
P.O. Box 270323
West Hartford, CT 06127-0323


Phone: 860-424-2980