How Can You Help?

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The Brooklyn Parks & Recreation Commission and Department’s Beautification Fund was created for the improvement, development and maintenance of the department and its facilities. These funds may help to improve an area of a park, provide equipment needed to maintain facilities or programming or allow us to further develop our programs. Donations can be made at any time, checks made payable to Brooklyn Parks & Recreation, Beautification Fund, P.O. Box 356, Brooklyn, CT 06234.

The Parks & Recreation Department offers camperships to Brooklyn children whose families are in need of financial assistance. We believe that all children should have the opportunity to experience the fun that summer day camp offers while interacting with their school mates. Through local donations, we are able to help many families give this opportunity to their children. In memory of Jim Boyle, we have renamed this campership program. Jim strongly believed that every child counts and we all need to become involved in shaping a good community. You can help by making a donation to the Jim Boyle Campership Fund. (Checks should be made payable to Brooklyn Parks & Recreation)

The Toys for Giving Toy Drive has been a local tradition for many years. Every holiday season, toys and other suitable gifts along with cash donations are collected from local businesses and residents to benefit Brooklyn children. We accept donations throughout the year.

And at any time of the year, and for any of our programs, parks or events donations can be made to fit your interest and lifestyle. Money or donations in memory of someone can be made to honor an interest that your loved one was passionate about. Bequests have also been made to the Department, and can be for any of the funds listed above or for a specific program or park. Our Teen Center has been the very appreciative recipient of this type of donation in the past.