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 firstname.lastname@example.org with the date, location and hours volunteered. If you aren't sure that your volunteering experience will count for points, please just email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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
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
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)
My Sisters Place- 860-895-6629
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
Animal Friends of CT- 860-827-0381
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
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