Clothing Book Drive Sign 2 Bring Clothing & Books to Fall, 2019 Drive

CT-ALIVE’s Never Going Back to Abuse Project will benefit from the proceeds of a Clothing and Book Drive on Saturday, September 28 and October 5, 2019.  In cooperation with Charities of Hope of Hartford, CT-ALIVE will hold the drives from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot of PriceRite Shopping Plaza, 983 New Britain Ave., West Hartford, CT 06110, at the corner of Shield Street near U.S Post Office.

On those days, CT-ALIVE and Charities of Hope will accept gently used clothing (men’s, women’s, children’s) as well as shoes, boots, coats, and jewelry.  PLEASE no household goods, furniture or appliances.   Also accepted will be books including hardcovers and paperbacks, CDs, DVDs, audio books, textbooks and encyclopedia. PLEASE no magazines, VHS or cassette tapes or catalogs.

Download here CT-ALIVE Flyer Clothing and Book Drive September 28 and October 5, 2019.

 Sign up for AmazonSmile Donations to CT-ALIVE

Your purchases on can help CT-ALIVE!  Go to AmazonSmile ( and on your first visit there, you’ll be asked to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Select “CT-ALIVE” and will remember your selection. So next time you are ready to make a purchase, go to to place your order and it will result in a donation.

Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages.

The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price ($.50 per $100 spent) from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. The purchase price is the amount paid for the item minus any rebates and excluding shipping & handling, gift-wrapping fees, taxes, or service charges.

Donations are made by the AmazonSmile Foundation and are not tax deductible by you.


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Every time you pay your electric bill, Discount Power donates to CT-ALIVE!

Discount Power is the leading low-cost, licensed electric supplier specializing in deregulated electrical energy. It serves a variety of uses — residential, commercial, industrial and municipal users — with a full suite of electric energy alternatives and value-added services to maximize savings & lower consumption. Currently, Discount Power’s variable rate may provide  savings to residential customers of both Connecticut Light & Power and United Illuminating utilities.

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Hardcovers, Paperbacks, CDs, DVDs, Records, Textbooks

*Please, NO magazines, newspapers, VHS tapes, catalogs or encyclopedias.

Funds raised through these donations will benefit the projects of CT-ALIVE, helping victims thrive!

We appreciate your support!

Current Book Bin Locations

Town of Andover Transfer Station
Shoddy Mill Road
Andover, CT 06232
Open Wednesday & Saturday

We are always looking for more locations. There is no cost to the bin space. Providers and the contents of the bins are regularly emptied by professional staff.   CT-ALIVE is looking for additional locations in Connecticut.  Contact CT-ALIVE if you have a potential location for us.


Shop at Charities of Hope Thrift Store

Visit the Charities of Hope Store at 770 Wethersfield Ave., Hartford CT 06106.

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Great Deals in the entire store – brand name clothing, shoes, designer purses, jewelry, household items and much more.

Proceeds from The Thrift Store go to support the Charities of Hope partnership with CT-ALIVE and the Stepping Forward Program  — Helping Women to Get Access — to the tools and resources they need to live financially independent, violence-free lives and “thrive” after abuse!  MORE