Making a Difference in the 360 State Community

As the month draws to a close, August 25th-31st is “Be Kind to Humankind” Week. Each day with its own name and special message.

With days like Touch-A-Heart Tuesday, Willing-To-Lend-A-Hand Wednesday and Thoughtful Thursday, there are many things you can do in New Haven to help others.

New Haven has many homeless shelters and services for the needy. Each of the shelters take donations and volunteer help, just call ahead to find out what they may need. For more information on what you can do, click here.

Food banks and pantries are also a great way make a contribution to your community. Both volunteer service and donations are much appreciated.

Local Homeless Shelter Directory

Local Food Pantries

Connecticut Food Bank

If you’re looking for a way to lend a hand, we’d highly recommend New Haven Reads; an organization geared to increase the literacy skills of children, empowering them with their academic success. New Haven Reads provides individual volunteer based one-on-one after school tutoring and has a community book bank, all of which is free to its participants.

While this is “Be Kind to Humankind Week,” that doesn’t mean this is the only time of year it’s appreciated. Checkout this website to find more volunteer opportunities available in our neighborhood. By contributing your time and care you make our community a better place for everyone to live!