How to Support the Estuary

Your generosity and caring allow us to continue to serve our surrounding communities.

Checks can be made out to ECSI and mailed to: Development 220 Main Street Old Saybrook, CT 06475

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else." - Booker T. Washington

Our Mission, Realized Together

The Estuary is committed to providing vital programs, services, and advocacy for adults 50+ to promote a healthy independent quality of life. Our mission is supported by the generosity of our community and donors.

As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, donations and community support ensure that The Estuary remains a place older adults can go to to get the resources and services they need. All funding for The Estuary's programs and services come through state, federal, and private grants, individual donations, and fundraising events.

More Ways to Support The Estuary


There are plenty of ways to help at The Estuary.

  • Welcome Desk - Answering phones, greeting visitors

  • Thrift Shop - Assist customers, receive dontations and items.

  • Meals on Wheels - Packing and delivering meals

  • Board or Committee Membership

  • Cafe Sites - In our surrounding towns

Memorial Gifts

Memorial gifts are a great way to honor those who have had an impact in our lives. These donations help support others in the community receive the resources they need. Memorial donations can be made by check, phone, or online through our donation portal.  

For all donations of $200 or more, we will place your loved one’s name on our Memorial Wall in the lobby of the Center.

Checks can be made out to ECSI and mailed to: Development 220 Main Street Old Saybrook, CT 06475

Planned Giving

When talking about Legacy Giving it is important to remember that planned gifts are about more than leaving a bequest in your will; it also includes making financial arrangements that can benefit you and your family in the immediate future. Ways to give include:

  • Donations of cash, securities, or real estate

  • Endowment giving

  • Bequests

  • Qualified Charitable Distributions

  • Gifts of Life Insurance

  • Charitable Remainder Trusts

  • Charitable Lead Trusts

  • Charitable Gift Annuities

The Estuary does not provide tax, legal, or accounting advice. This content is for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide, and should not be relied upon for, tax, legal, or accounting advice. You should consult with your own professional tax and/or financial advisors before engaging in any planned giving transaction.

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