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Changing Lives Since 1999


MALTA's continuing mission is to reach people experiencing homelessness living outdoors or in shelters in Groton, New London and Pawcatuck, as well as through other charitable organizations in the surrounding area. Volunteer-based, this outreach operates 52 weeks a year. Our mission is to help people retain or regain a sense of dignity and hope, as we address immediate needs that begin with food, clothing and love.

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



Volunteer Sorting clothing


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

Call ahead:

Executive Director, Lori McClain

(860) 373-3975 to schedule a date.

Tuesdays (no holidays):

9:30 – 11:30 a.m. 


Wednesday :

9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Adult Volunteers only.

After School:

2:30 -4:30 p.m. 

(Tuesday & Wednesday by appointment)

  *Suspended due to COVID-19*

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

Volunteers preparing food



9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.


Prepare meals, sandwiches, and assemble lunch packs in a local certified kitchen with an experienced supervised team. Adult volunteers only.



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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

Another volunteer sorting clothing


  • Underwear

  • Socks

New or Gently Used:


  • Jeans

  • Shorts

  • T-Shirts and Short Sleeve Tops 

  • Sweatshirts 

  • Blankets

  • Sleeping Bags

  • Rain Ponchos

  • Reading Glasses

  • Flashlights & Batteries

Non-perishable food

Nutritious &

Non-Perishable Foods:

  • Pouches of Tuna or Chicken

  • Canned meats

  • Jerky

  • Applesauce & Fruit Cups

  • Individual Cereals

  • Cereal Bars

  • Granola Bars

  • Packaged Peanut Butter Crackers


  • Deodorant
  • Toothpaste

  • Toothbrushes

  • Razors

  • Feminine Products

  • Travel-size:

    • Shampoo
    • Conditioner

    • Lotion

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