Donations of non-cash Items


The Arc Eastern Connecticut’s residential and day programs are always looking for good-quality used items such as furniture, linens, and lawn maintenance equipment. Please consider donating these needed items. Call Denise at (860) 889-4435 x 116 to discuss how you can help.

And thanks to The Arc US’s partnership with iDonate Digital Fundraising, you can donate other non-cash items like jewelry, electronics, gift cards and more. iDonate sells your items on The Arc’s behalf and sends us the proceeds. Your receipt will come from iDonate, but your donations are tax-deductible and will still help us provide quality programs for people with IDD in eastern Connecticut. 

For questions regarding non-cash gifts, please contact:

iDonate at


Donating your vehicle to The Arc ECT is easy, and it helps both of us!


Here’s how it works:

Melwood Charity Car Donation Center is an arm of a non-profit agency in Maryland serving people with disabilities and administers our vehicle donation program through a partnership with The Arc US. Through this special program you can easily donate your old vehicle to The Arc ECT!  Up to 90% of the sale price goes directly to support The Arc Eastern Connecticut.


The Arc Vehicle Donation Program accepts ALL Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles, and RV’s, regardless of the condition of the vehicles.  Towing is FREE to the donor. 

Fill out the on-line donation form today!


IMPORTANT!! Please make sure you select The Arc Eastern Connecticut on the on-line form as the Arc chapter to which you’d like the funds to be donated.


All vehicles MUST have a clean title.


Have a question about the on-line form or need assistance?

Please don’t hesitate to call us at:

 (860) 889-4435 x 116,

or you can call the nice folks at Melwood directly, at:

(877) 272-2270.

Thank you for helping to support inclusion for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in eastern Connecticut!