How You Can Help

You can change a child’s life.

Your gift will, quite literally, change the course of a young person’s life.

By supporting Lawyers for Children America, you are making it possible for LFCA to recruit, train, and support volunteer lawyers who represent abused and neglected children. Your gift is being leveraged 4:1 by pro bono legal services. THANK YOU!

Lawyers for Children America is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization supported primarily through financial donations from foundations, corporations and individuals. All contributions are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.

You can also contribute in these ways:

Please send checks or money orders to:

Priscilla Pappadia
Executive Director
Lawyers for Children America
151 Farmington Avenue, RW61
c/o Robinson & Cole LLP
280 Trumbull Street
Hartford, CT 06103

You may also send checks or money orders to your local Lawyers for Children America office.

Matching Gifts
Many companies will support the charities you support by matching your gift, dollar for dollar. Ask your company to match your charitable donation to Lawyers for Children America. Please check with your contributions office to learn about available matching gift programs at your company.

Publicly Traded Securities or Property
Please contact us to discuss making a gift of publicly traded securities or real or personal property.

Planned Gifts
Leaving a legacy is a very special way for you to help ensure that legal services will be available to abused and neglected children in the future. Bequests, insurance policies, charitable trusts, and other estate planning charitable gifts can provide substantial estate-tax benefits while serving future generations of abused and neglected children in need. You are encouraged to consult your tax advisor when making a planned gift.

Please contact Ms. Pappadia with any questions about your gift.

Become A Volunteer
You Can Make a Difference by Becoming a Volunteer Attorney
Lawyers for Children America offers attorneys a unique opportunity to participate in meaningful pro bono work on behalf of abused and neglected children. Volunteers participate in a required multi-disciplinary training session on legal representation for children. Throughout the year, Lawyers for Children America conducts additional seminars and workshops on effective advocacy for children and on such topics as domestic violence, special education and child development.

In addition to the training and follow-up seminars and workshops, the Lawyers for Children America program staff provide extensive, on-going support to all volunteer attorneys. This support may take many forms, including case consultation, accompaniment to court hearings and visits with a child, and on-going information and instruction on how to access community resources to address each child’s unique needs.

Volunteer attorneys are forever changing the trajectory of a child’s life. In return, volunteers develop valuable skills, create lifelong connections, and experience the deep satisfaction of helping a young person. Please contact us to learn more.

Our Supporters

Foundations, Corporations, Organizations & Law Firms
The work of Lawyers for Children America is made possible because of the very generous contributions and in-kind support received throughout the year. We wish to express our sincere thank you to the many foundations, corporations, law firms and individual donors for the financial support and legal time to our program. You can see a complete list here.