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  • Volunteering Opportunities

    With the first few days of the challenge underway, we wanted to share a few ideas for where you can volunteer. Volunteering must be documented by emailing info@wipfitness.com with the date, location and hours volunteered. If you aren't sure that your volunteering experience will count for points, please just email laura@wipfitness.com or marykate@wipfitness.com to check. Here are some ideas to get you started. Another great idea recommended by a client is to volunteer at your local nursing home. Please be sure to call ahead to set up your volunteer session.

    Loaves and Fishes- 860-524-1730

    Loaves-fishes.org

    Serving the community since 1984, the mission is to provide food and leadership in the community by uniting and mobilizing resources to empower people to be self-sufficient.

    646 Prospect Ave Hartford, CT 06105

    Donations- In need of winter glove donations

    Gifts of Love-860-676-2323

    Giftsoflovect.org

    Works with individuals and families going through tough times (illness, reduced work hours, financial crisis etc) to help meet their most basic needs through food, clothing, housewares, etc. and enables them to focus on putting their lives back together.

    34 East Main St, Avon CT 06001

    Donations- In need of new and/or used toys and gifts for the holidays, bedding, food donations

    Volunteering – reach out to Nancy Carlson directly (860-676-2323) - opportunities could include working at the food pantry, stocking/storing supplies, working with clients directly, working on organic farm and much more!

    Hands on Hartford-860-728-3201

    Handsonhartford.org

    Hands on Hartford puts caring into action though food and neighborhood services, emergency assistance, weekend meals for seniors and after school tutoring programs.

    55 Bartholomew Ave Hartford 06106

    Donations- financial and food donations (pasta, rice, beans, peanut butter, cans etc)

    Laura (860-706-1522)

    My Sisters Place- 860-895-6629

    Sistersplacect.org

    Seeks to end homelessness by empowering women, families and others in Greater Hartford to achieve independence and stability in their community by providing housing and supportive services.

    Donations- laundry detergent, paper products (paper towels, plates, napkins), gift cards (Wal-Mart, Shop Rite $25 dollar increments), household cleaners

    Volunteer-Elisa

    Animal Friends of CT- 860-827-0381

    Afocinc.org

    Work with stray and abandoned animals, recently had to take in 21 abandoned kittens, which has drained a lot of donated resources 

    Donations- cat food (dry –preferably Purina One & wet – preferably Fancy Feast, litter, money donations 

    Volunteering- call Jean directly (Shelter Manager) 860-489-4901- socialize with the cats, cleaning, sweeping, shelter management 

    HARC Inc- 860-218-6000

    Harc-CT.org 

    Helps people with intellectual disabilities and their families enjoy lives of quality, inclusion and dignity by providing support, education and advocacy

    Donations- financial donations, arts/craft supplies

    Volunteering- contact Laura Daly (LGailey@HARC-ct.org) prefers volunteers be in a group (no more than 10 people), hours are between Monday-Friday 10am-2:30pm.  Interacting with those with intellectual disabilities