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MALTA
Changing Lives Since 1999

CHANGING LIVES SINCE 1999

MALTA's continuing mission is to reach people experiencing homelessness living outdoors or in shelters in Southeastern Connecticut, as well as through other area charitable organizations. Volunteer-based, this outreach operates 52 weeks a year.

Our mission is to help people retain or regain a sense of dignity and hope, while helping them navigate difficult circumstances. While we address immediate needs beginning with food, clothing and love, MALTA also assists connecting people to additional resources available in the community. These connections affect the whole person and produce better outcomes.

Outreach

Volunteers holding hands and praying with community members who are homeless

Malta teams go out into camps and shelters at set times weekly. We offer hot food, sandwich packs, nutritious snacks, beverages and more. Additionally, we supply basic toiletry items, clothing - including brand-new socks and underwear, tops, bottoms, shoes, jackets, hats & gloves (seasonally). The population of people we serve who are homeless consists of relatively equal numbers of men and women.

To learn more about how you can help, contact Executive Director Lori McClain at (860) 373-3975 or email lori.malta.inc@gmail.com.

Bridging the Gap

In addition to meeting immediate needs of food, clothing, toiletries, and other essentials, Malta seeks to be a bridge where there are gaps in services offered to people facing or experiencing homelessness in New London County.

To learn more, click here to visit the Bridging the Gap page.

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There will always be poor people in the land. Therefore I command you to be open handed to your brothers and sisters, and to the poor and needy in your land.

- Deuteronomy 15:11

Volunteer

VOLUNTEER

PROCESS CLOTHING

All items collected and received, must be sorted, prepared and marked for delivery to recipients. Volunteer once to try it!

Call ahead:

Executive Director Lori McClain,

(860) 373-3975, to schedule a date.

Tuesday (no holidays):

9:30 – 11:30 a.m. 

and

Wednesday:

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

(Adult Volunteers only)

After School:

2:30 -4:30 p.m. 

(Tuesday & Wednesday by appointment)

  

Opportunities for students with Community Service hour needs, and for children over 8 yrs. accompanied by adults. Troops and Groups welcome!

PREPARE
FOOD

Wednesday Morning:

9:30 – 12 p.m.

Work with a team to prepare meals such as soup, stews, chili, etc according to set recipes in MALTA's certified kitchen.

(Adult volunteers only)

Friday Evening:

5:30 - 7p.m.

Heat and pack food according to instructions for the MALTA Street Team to take out that evening.

Duties also include cleanup. Volunteer once or twice monthly.

(Adult volunteers only)

Needs

NEEDS

Be creative with your giving!

 Host a collection through your school, organization, workplace, church, neighborhood, or team.  Or order bulk purchases of shower shoes, socks, toiletries, and the food items indicated below through places like Dollar Tree, Ocean State Job Lot, Walmart, Amazon, & others.

 

Have donations delivered directly to:

Malta, Inc.
20 Grove Ave.
Groton, CT 06340

New or Gently Used:

*Please avoid donating any white clothing (including underwear) except for socks.

  • Underwear (ALL sizes)​

          *BRAND NEW ONLY*​​​​

  • Leggings

  • Jeans

  • Long Pants

  • Shorts

  • Short Sleeve Shirts & Tops 

    • Especially sizes XL-5XL

  • Hoodies

  • Jackets

    • Especially sizes XL, 2XL, & 3XL​

  • Rain Coats

  • Boots

  • Sneakers

  • Belts

  • Reading Glasses

  • Flashlights & Batteries

  • Bags (wallets, purses, backpacks)

  • New Testaments

Gift Cards:

  • Dollar General

  • Dollar Tree

  • Walmart

  • Gas Cards

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Nutritious &

Non-Perishable Foods:

  • Poptop canned soup

  • Pouches of Tuna or Chicken

  • Canned meats

  • Jerky

  • Applesauce & Fruit Cups

  • Individual Cereals

  • Packaged Peanut Butter Crackers

Household Paper Goods & Cleaning Supplies:

  • Toilet Paper

  • Paper Towels

  • Clorox Wipes

  • All-Purpose Cleaners (like "Mr Clean")

  • Laundry Detergent

  • Dish Detergent

  • Dryer Sheets

Toiletries:

  • Deodorant

  • Toothpaste

  • Razors

  • Feminine Products

  • Travel-size:

    • Shampoo

    • Conditioner

    • ​Lotion

    • Denture Adhesive & Cleaner

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