Support C.A.F.E.

Vinyl stickers: $1 small and $5 large. 

T-shirts: $15 (Youth sizes S, M, L. Adult sizes S, M, L, XL).

Perfect to show your Church St School / C.A.F.E. pride! 

Look for them at any of our events or send us an email.

More coming soon!


All donations big or small are very appreciated and go towards activities enrichment activities. Read more about our mission here.

We welcome donations in cash, goods, and supplies. 

Cash: Please send cash or checks to the school in an envelop addressed to C.A.F.E. PTA. Checks should be made to C.A.F.E. PTA.

Online donations: You can donate online here.

Goods and supplies: If you have items you would like to donate, please contact us first.


Church Street Elementary School (CSS) provides education to ~300 students PreK to 6th grade. Our student body consists of 44.7% Black (non-Hispanic), 36.6% Hispanic/Latino, 8.4% White (non-Hispanic, 3.7 Asian (non-Hispanic), and 6.6% other (CT State Department of Education 2019-2020 Records). The majority of CSS students (85.7%) are eligible for free or reduced-price meals, while eligibility across all Hamden schools is 49%. At CSS, 10.6% of the students are English learners, compared to 6.35% across all Hamden schools. The school has been designated a Title I school and works towards improving our students’ education performance and to reduce the social learning gap.

C.A.F.E. works to ensure that our community is represented, to empower our families to get involved in the education of their children, provide parents with peer support, as well as family-friendly enrichment activities. 

We are looking to raise money to cover operational expenses, and to provide our families with enrichment opportunities to promote equity, literacy, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). Our planned program for the 2023/2024 school year includes a Fall Festival, a Winter Celebration, Student concerts, an International Festival, and more!.

Any donation, big or small, would be greatly appreciated. 

Interested parties should contact us via email. Thank you in advance for your contribution!