We Are The Children


We Are The Children is an organization founded in 1985 by Gary Craig, morning radio personality of 96.5 WTIC-FM in Hartford, Connecticut. Gary Craig, along with a tremendous support committee including various corporations is committed to raising funds for abandoned, battered, disadvantaged, and needy children. To date, We Are The Children is a 100% volunteer organization with all goods and services donated by members of the local communities.

We Are The Children continues to support children and their families bringing the spirit of the holidays to Connecticut’s kids, one child at a time.

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Give A Gift/ Get A Gift At The Shoppes At Farmington Valley

Donate to We Are The Children’s annual toy drive this Thursday December 3rd… and get a gift card for stores at The Shoppes at Farmington Valley as a thank you!

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Donate To This Year’s We Are The Children Party!

We are now accepting your generous online donations for the 2013 We Are The Children Christmas Party! Click here to donate today and help make a child’s Holiday brighter this year… You will complete your donation on the site of our partner NeoFill


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We Are The Children Toy Drive Day At The Toy Chest in West Hartford

Join us on Wednesday December 16th from 9:30am to 6pm, as we broadcast live from The Toy Chest in West Hartford to collect unwrapped toys for the We Are The Children Christmas Party!



We Are The Children Toy Drive In Manchester

Join us on Tuesday December 22nd from 6am to 6pm, as we collect unwrapped toys for the We Are The Children Christmas Party!



We Are The Children 2015 Toy Sorting Dates

We’re getting ready for the 2015 We Are The Children Christmas Party, and now we have the dates available for the toy sorting for the event with our friends at Mainfreight! Keep reading for the dates and times for 2015 toy sorting…


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We Are The Children: Tell Us About A Child In Need

We Are The Children is looking for kids in need this Holiday season. If you know of a child in need, tell us about them here!


Photo: Tristano Korlou, 96.5 TIC

We Are The Children Gingerbread House Drop Off

Once again, the We Are The Children Christmas Party will feature an amazing Gingerbread House display! If you would like your Gingerbread House included at this year’s party, here’s how to enter…


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Holiday Toy Dash 5K Benefits We Are The Children

Donate a New Toy To We Are The Children – Race for FREE!



We Are The Children Archives

We Are The Children has been making the Holidays happy for kids for 30 years! Take a stroll through the history of this amazing Connecticut tradition with our We Are The Children archives…


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