Whatever your passion, there’s a way to help. Our towns give back every day through volunteering, committee work, founding and/or running organizations—and, of course, donations. Jeff Weiser, president and CEO of Homes With Hope (hwhct.org), says donations are needed year-round to help the professional staff and more than 400 volunteers who support the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless. Below he shares a list of the supplies he finds most helpful for the Gillespie Center, which also provides shelter and services. It’s just one example of the many nonprofits, both grassroots and huge organizations, that are based in Westport, Weston and Wilton.
Here is your call to action to donate items to those in need.
TUNA FISH canned
PEANUTE BUTTER + JELLY (in jars)
PASTA (any type)
CANNED FRUITS: PEACHES, PEARS OR FRUIT COCKTAIL
POWDERED DRINK MIX (iced tea or lemonade)
PANCAKE MIX & SYRUP
RICE (1 lb. bags)
COOKING OIL (small bottles)
MUSTARD & KETCHUP
HEARTY SOUP (canned)
CLEANING PRODUCTS (GLASS CLEANER, SPONGES, DISH DETERGENT, COMET)
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