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!

Amazon Smile

Select C.A.F.E. (Church Street Alliance for Family Engagement) as your preferred charity in Amazon Smile.

Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charities selected by customers.

IMPORTANT: you need to purchase the items through the Amazon Smile store. To access the store for first time and set up C.A.F.E. as your charity, use the button to the left.


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.

Goods and supplies: Here is a list of items that C.A.F.E. currently needs. If you have other 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 2021/2022 school year includes a story night, a science evening, “How-to” sessions, international showcase, and a Fall Festival.

Any donation, big or small, would be greatly appreciated. All donors will be acknowledged in our website and via Facebook.

Sponsor levels:

BALD EAGLE: Above $500

GOLDEN EAGLE: $200-$499


FLEDGLING: $49 or less

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