In September we make every effort to supply back to school items such as backpacks, pens, pencils, etc., for our resident children who attend school.
In October we accept non-violent costumes for those children who have none. Call for sizes and quantities needed.
In November we prepare and distribute Thanksgiving baskets to our soup kitchen patrons and accept donations of boxed items (stuffing, cake or brownie mix, bakery pies) and canned items (cranberry sauce, gravy, yams, vegetables and fruits).
To help the less fortunate during the holidays, take part in our "Adopt a Resident" program. Our goal is to provide a gift to each of our residents.
There are other seasonal projects and volunteer opportunities throughout the year. If you wish to participate or find out more about these opportunities, we encourage you to call the Center prior to the season to coordinate your efforts.
THE BETH-EL CENTER IS UNABLE TO ACCEPT USED TOYS, STUFFED ANIMALS OR CLOTHING. PLEASE CONTACT US BEFORE BRINGING HOME-PREPARED OR LEFTOVER FOODS.
Food and Supplies That We Are Always in Need of:
vinyl or latex gloves(S/M/L)
tall kitchen trash bags (13 gallon) and large heavy duty garbage bags (55 gallon)
anti-bacterial household cleaners such as: Lysol/Pine-Sol & bleach (gallon)
scouring pads and sponges
hot/cold cups (6oz or 8oz)
food storage bags (gallon size)
heavy duty aluminum foil
Linens and housewares
new standard size bed pillows
gently used bath and hand towels
pot holders and oven mitts
feminine hygiene products
digital thermometers with sleeves
gauze and medical tape
Food Items –non-perishable
sugar and sweetener
iced tea mix
vegetables and fruits
All foods must be unopened, non-expired and in the original containers.
90 New Haven Avenue
Milford, CT 06460
The Beth-El Center's mission is to alleviate homelessness and hunger in the Milford area through shelter, support services, advocacy and community education in partnership with the faith-based community and public and private organizations.