Editor’s Note: It’s the holiday season and for many, that means something more than finding the perfect gift or going to parties. For social service groups or charities, it’s the time when they reach out for that extra bit of help. Over the next several weeks Patch will profile some of the charitable groups working in your towns and tell you what they need.
The Connection is a statewide agency, that provides services in the areas of supportive housing, women and children's programs, mental health and addiction services and community justice.
WHAT THEY NEED:
New socks and underwear for men, women and children. New or gently used winter caps, gloves and mittens; long underwear; bed linens (sheets, pillows, and blankets), curtains for windows; toys and games for children from infants through high school; Gently used winter coats and jackets, jeans, shirts, pants, shoes, boots for men and women; Toiletries: (full-sized) toothbrush, toothpaste, soaps, shampoos, deodorant; bus tokens, movie passes; Gift cards to various merchants such as Walmart, K-Mart, Stop & Shop, Dunkin Donuts; Larger items: beds, sofas, kitchen/dining tables and chairs for clients moving into their own apartments.
A chartered bus for one day to take clients in our New Haven residential and supportive housing programs on the annual outing to New York City.
Claire Bien, Associate Director of Communications
100 Roscommon Drive, Suite 203, Middletown, 06457
*Source: Connecticut Council for Philanthropy's Holiday Wishlist.