How to Support CCPG

For nearly 40 years the Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling has advocated for problem gamblers and their families, providing critical helpline, advocacy and awareness services across the entire state. Our Problem Gambling Helpline is Connecticut’s only 24-hour, 7 days a week helpline, offering support via phone, text and live online chat.

Helpline calls are answered by trained professionals who assist callers in gathering needed information, exploring options for treatment and providing support during a time of crisis.

How can you help support CCPG and the Problem Gambling Helpline? 

To effectively carry out our mission to increase the availability of services for both the problem gambler and their family, as well as to educate the community on the serious issue of problem and disordered gambling, we ask for your support.

Every time you make a contribution to CCPG, your dollars help support the following programs and services:

  • 24-hour toll-free confidential helpline, providing referrals for treatment and support groups for problem gamblers and their families
  • Public awareness and education
  • Training for behavioral health professionals
  • Advocacy for services to adequately address the social costs of gambling
  • Research studies to obtain data that will inform program development and public policy

You can help individuals and families who are struggling with gambling addiction get help by making a donation to the CCPG. Your generous contribution will support the Problem Gambling Helpline and help save the lives and families of people affected by disordered gambling.

It’s easy to donate by using the button on this page. Thank you for bringing help and hope to thousands of people who need it.

Amazon Smile

By shopping through Amazon’s Smile site, 0.5% of all purchases made get donated to CCPG. Simply sign up at (it just involves choosing “Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling” as your charity). This is at NO cost to you–Amazon makes a small contribution to us when you shop!

Other Ways to Give

  • Gifts in a Will (Bequests)
  • Beneficiary Designations (involving all or part of life insurance, IRA, etc.)
  • Gifts from an IRA
  • Gifts from a Donor-Advised Fund (DAF)
  • Gifts of Appreciated Stock
  • Corporate and Foundation Support
  • Honor and Memorial Gifts
  • Matching Gifts

Bequests are one of the simplest options in charitable giving. A bequest to CCPG can enrich, sustain and preserve our services. Leaving a legacy provision in your will enables you to contribute to CCPG without diminishing your assets during your lifetime, and any gift you make is deductible from your estate. You may choose to donate a specific amount of money, property or the residual assets of your estate. You may also make a bequest in memory of or in honor of loved ones. We ask that you consider naming CCPG as a beneficiary in your estate plans. We are honored to be the guardian of these meaningful contributions.

Gifts of Retirement Funds – IRA/401K/403b Plan designations are another simple way to make an estate gift to CCPG, and this does not require a will or an attorney. You can designate CCPG as a beneficiary on your tax-deferred plan. You may name as many beneficiaries on your plans as you would like; in addition to family members, CCPG can be listed as a beneficiary. CCPG, as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, will receive the full value of the gift; individuals as beneficiaries are subject to taxes. To designate CCPG as a beneficiary, simply add our name and address to your plan’s beneficiary designation form.

Gifts of Appreciated Securities, Stocks and Bonds provide considerable tax advantages when transferred to CCPG before they are sold.

Corporate & Foundation Support – The vital support provided by foundations and corporations of all sizes contributes to the ongoing success of CCPG. We invite foundations and corporations to partner with us by becoming involved in CCPG’s diverse programs and community support services. Please contact us if you are a corporate or foundation donor who would like to learn more about partnering with CCPG. We are available to assist potential partners with more information about funding opportunities.

Honor & Memorial Gifts – Donate in honor of a special person who has impacted your life. Simply include a note with your gift providing the name of the person you are recognizing and the name and address of the person you would like us to notify of your thoughtful gift.

Matching Gifts leverage your donation for an even bigger impact. If you or your spouse works for a company that matches employees’ charitable gifts, it is very easy to maximize your generosity – sometimes doubling or even tripling your gift. Ask your employer if they participate in matching gifts for their employees.