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Donations are accepted at 325 Huntington Street, New London, front desk M-F between 8 am and 3 pm. Please see our lists of accepted items, so you can help the most.  Email for any questions or about monetary donations.  Thank you for helping others!  
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It is expensive to be homeless and to operate a homeless shelter.  Your gift lets us offer a warm bed and warm welcome to those with nowhere else to go.  Y0ur gift offers hope to those who need it most and helps build a stronger and more compassionate community.  .

Planned Giving is a mutually beneficial way to make a huge difference.  Click here for details.

Fundraising drives are a great way to support your most vulnerable neighbors.  From your own social media page or in person you can collect money as a birthday fundraiser, for a school project, or just because you care.  For more information on fundraising drives, click here or call the Development Manager at 860-439-1473, ext 321.


Our tax id# is  20-5606908.



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Almost every material thing we offer our guests comes from items donated by our community.  

Our current top priorities are:  coffee, tea, sugar packets, non-dairy creamer, toothbrushes, sample-sized toothpaste, pillows, laundry pods.

Shop our Amazon Custom Gift list and the items you buy will be delivered directly to us.

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Do you have supplies, household goods, or even a vehicle that our guests might use to make their new house a home? You can do a drive at your work, your school or your home to collect essential items and household goods.  We accept these items

To make a guest who is moving into a new home feel really special, some individuals or groups compile Welcome Home Baskets, filled with the essential items that anyone could use during a first night in a new home.  Top it off with a note of encouragement and let the person know you hope they have a happy day.


Shop our Amazon Custom Gift list and the items you buy will be delivered directly to us.


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The gift of yourself and your time means so much.  Volunteering one or more 3-hour shifts per week at the front desk or the help center helps our guests build relationships with compassionate and caring people, helps our staff accomplish their daily tasks, and reduces our operating costs.

If you would like to volunteer, email, or call 860-439-1573 ext 321.                 

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Fabric items

HHC only accepts the following clothing; winter coats and other winter outerwear, and socks.

We accept gently used bed sheets, blankets. comforters,  towels, pillows (brand new only please).  Please bring items that have been freshly laundered and inspect your items for moths, bed bugs, and other bugs and will be refused upon delivery if bugs are discovered.  


We kindly ask that you make donations of all other clothing donations to one of our partners that also serve our guests:

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To explore ways you, your family or your organization can help, please schedule a visit to the shelter.  You will meet amazing staff and wonderful guests.  While homelessness is very sad, our site is also a place of warmth and welcome and every day we see so much hope.  We invite you to bring your own experience, strength and hope along for a visit to HHC.

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