Greatest Needs January/February 2017:

Adult Thermal Socks, Men’s large thermal gloves, sleeping bags, back packs. If you would like to purchase an item from our Amazon wish list and have the item shipped directly to St. Vincent de Paul Middletown, please click here. Remember St. Vincent’s when you purchase all things on Amazon. If you would like to drop off an item from the list, please drop it off at our office, 617 Main Street, Middletown. Thank you,

Welcome Baskets

These laundry baskets are given to a person or family moving into a new apartment. We are currently in need of at least five. If you or your group would like to fill a basket(s) please use this welcome basket list. Simply put the above items in a plastic laundry basket or a bag/box and bring them to us at 617 Main Street. Please ring the bell outside. Contact Zully, 860-344-0097 x10  email her at zully@svdmiddletown.org.

Toiletries

Hygiene items are needed year round : mens’ and womens’ deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, soap, tooth paste, tooth brushes, razors and shave cream.   Please bring them to our office at 617 Main Street, Middletown, Monday through Friday, 8 to 3.

Food
You can always make a food donation to St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen:  contact Lydia Brewster , 860-344-0097×15 or to Amazing Grace food pantry, contact Kathleen Kelly, 860-347-3222, for more information.

Left overs

The party’s over, but you still have good food you’d just hate to just throw away! Donate it to the the Soup Kitchen instead. You are protected under the Good Samaritan Food Donation Act and encouraged to donate of food and grocery products to us for distribution to individuals in need. Just bring the food to the Soup Kitchen, (side door) 617 Main Street, Middletown, between 7 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. You don’t even need to call.

Other items

A number of our guests live outside…year round or spend the night in a warming shelter. Many need good, clean sleeping bags, gloves, hats (non-gender specific), and underwear. Please bring them to 617 Main St. or  contact Zully Torres or (860) 344-0097 x 10 or email her at zully@svdmiddletown.org.

 

Participate in Families Feeding Families . Join area businesses, churches, schools and individual families who have committed themselves to providing monthly contributions of food to maintain Amazing Grace pantry services.

Food items

Hold food drives at schools, churches and businesses. Contact Kathleen Kelly, 860.347-3222.

Clothing Donations to Good Will Industries or Street Fire Ministries
St. Vincent de Paul encourages you to donate clothing and household items to Good Will, the mission of Easter Seals Goodwill Industries, on 955 Washington Street., Middletown. (860) 347-5404. They provide St. Vincent’s guests with clothing vouchers and provide employment training and supports for them.

If you have donations of larger clothing items, we suggest you contact James Woods: Streetfire Ministries (209) 922-6626, (860) 704-9673 (Office), JamesSingsForJesus@gmail.com, or Kim Kincy: (860) 922-6626. These folks specialize in processing and distributing clothing. You may also bring donations to Goodwill. Our guests receive vouchers to Good Will.

We are unable to distribute toys.