Serve first those who suffer most
H.O.M.E.’s Special Programs are designed with low-barrier access to resources for members of the community and guests of our shelter. Families shouldn’t have to struggle in order to give their child(ren) a backpack with school supplies or a warm winter jacket. To access these programs, call 469-7961 extension 106.
Want to help? The following list of items are frequent needs in our programs...
- New or gently used backpacks
- 1-subject binders
- Composition notebooks
- Pencil sharpeners
- Water bottles
- New or gently used warm coats/jackets
- Winter hats
- Thick socks
- Winter boots
- Hand or feet warmers
- Beach towels
- Lunch boxes
H.O.M.E.’s Backpack Program provides students in our community with a new or gently used backpack with supplies. Supplies may include: binders, notebooks, composition notebooks, pencils, pens, markers or colored pencils, glue sticks, folders, pencil sharpeners and erasers. The Backpack Program uses RSU25’s student supply list by grade. All items distributed are supplied through donations. Families are encouraged to call in August to have their children added to the list.
Winter Coat Program
H.O.M.E.’s Winter Coat Program provides warm winter clothing either new or gently used. The Winter Coat Program is open to children and adults. Winter hats and gloves are also offered. Snowpants and boots are sometimes available. All items are donated by generous supporters of H.O.M.E.’s programs.
H.O.M.E.’s Christmas Program provides gifts to children in our community. Families may call to add their child(ren)’s name to be added to the Angel Tree in October each year. The Christmas Program at H.O.M.E. is supported by First Congregational Church of Greenwich in Old Greenwich, Connecticut and First Congregational Church in Georgetown, Massachusetts and individual members of our community.
Summer Camp Mentorship
Since 2018 H.O.M.E. has collaborated with area organizations to create a summer mentor program designed for children staying in our homeless shelters as well as children living in low-income households. The Mentorship enables these children to attend a local daycamp during a week in the summer.