Support Our Work

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

Invest in the life a child . . .
and give that child hope for a better future.

Lawyers for Children America is a unique vehicle for leveraging significant resources on behalf of vulnerable children and youth with a very modest infrastructure. Since its inception, Lawyers for Children America has provided pro bono advocacy services to over 1,300 children. There are, however, many more abused and neglected children in need of legal services. Your support will enable Lawyers for Children America to reach some of the children with effective legal advocacy.

It is estimated that for every dollar donated to the program, Lawyers for Children America leverages almost ten additional dollars from the legal community, thereby dramatically increasing not only the number of children who can be served, but also the time, quality and commitment devoted to each child.

Financial contributions help to sustain Lawyers for Children America’s work, including recruiting and training attorneys for abused and neglected children, developing and conducting quality training programs, providing ongoing consultation to the volunteer attorneys to ensure that the best interests of children are served, strengthening the child welfare system by participating in various systems reforms and court committee work.

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 United States law. Please give to our work. Together, we can improve the lives of abused and neglected children.

You can contribute to Lawyers for Children America in several ways:

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Please send checks or money orders to:

Priscilla Pappadia
Executive Director
Lawyers for Children America
151 Farmington Avenue, RW61
Hartford, CT 06156

. . . or to your regional Lawyers for Children America office

Lawyers for Children America is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions are tax deductible to the extend of law. Please check with your tax advisor for more information on charitable contributions.

Thank you for supporting the work of Lawyers for Children America.

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 donations office to learn about available matching gift programs at your company.


Please consider giving Gifts of Stock or Real Estate to Lawyers for Children America. Our expert development staff will work with your broker or agent to facilitate the transfer of assets to support the mission of Lawyers for Children America.

Consult with your financial advisor regarding the many favorable tax benefits when gifting stock and real estate property for charitable purposes.

Planned Gifts

Leaving a legacy (planned) gift 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.

If you wish to learn more about planned gifts to Lawyers for Children America, or details regarding how to make a donations to our work, please call or email Ms. Pappadia at 860-273-0441.

To report abuse and neglect, call Child Help USA at 1-800-422-4453