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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.


THANK YOU to everyone who helped make MALTA's 23rd Annual Samaritan Swim a success!

Edith Lamprecht getting ready to take the plunge!
Committed to taking the Punge!
Volunteers Taking the Plunge

$14,557.63 has been received to date.

Please help us reach our goal of $20,000!

Thank you to all our Samaritan Swim Sponsors!

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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



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



Pastor Jay sorting 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. 



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!


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)



Be creative with your giving!

 Make Malta, Inc. the recipient of your Amazon Smile purchases.
Host a collection: through your school, organization, workplace, church, neighborhood, or team
 Order bulk purchases of shower shoes,, socks, toiletries and the food items indicated 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:


  • Underwear (new)

  • Long Johns (new)

  • Leggings

  • Jeans

  • Long Pants

  • Long Sleeve Shirts & Tops 

  • Hoodies

  • Jackets

  • Winter Coats

  • Rain Coats

  • Boots

  • Sneakers

  • Belts

  • Reading Glasses

  • Flashlights & Batteries

  • Bags (wallets, purses, backpacks)

  • New Testaments

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Nutritious &

Non-Perishable Foods:

  • Poptop canned soup

  • Pouches of Tuna or Chicken

  • Canned meats

  • Jerky

  • Applesauce & Fruit Cups

  • Individual Cereals

  • Granola Bars

  • Packaged Peanut Butter Crackers​​​


  • Deodorant
  • Toothpaste

  • Razors

  • Feminine Products

  • Travel-size:

    • Shampoo
    • Conditioner

    • Lotion

    • Denture Adhesive & Cleaner

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Support Us!

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