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Haddam Social Services: September 2017 Monthly Report

Submitted by Jessica Condil.

Haddam Social Services has had a wonderful month!

September has been filled with beautiful fresh local vegetable and crisp apple donations. Lots of wonderful bread, eggs and canned donations. We have received so many amazing pieces of clothing for our Emergency Clothing Closet.

I  would like to thank all those who have donated generously to help feed and clothe our community.

We couldn’t do it without your support!

September 2017: Approximate number of individuals serviced:

  • The Emergency Food Bank  has serviced: 30 Adults, 16 Children
  • The Emergency Clothing Closet has served: 10 Children, 6 Adults
  • The Emergency Fuel Bank has served: 2 Families

Haddam Social Services has added a donation drop box to the front door, hand made by one of our senior residents of Higganum. You can also drop food off at the Haddam Town Hall and the Haddam Post Office.

We have expanded our perishables to butter, cheese and hot dogs.

We have added a personal hygiene shelf. This includes items SNAP benefit’s do not cover such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, toilet paper and bar soap.  This has made a big difference to the families in our community.

Starting in October we will have a monthly Women’s Empowerment Support Group. We will meet October 26, 2017, from 5:00-6:00 p.m at the Annex Building/Social Service Building at 11 Jail Hill Road in Haddam. This group will strictly be informative. I will share resources the state, government and local agency’s offer to help women rise out of poverty.

[Editor’s Note: The Emergency Clothing Closet services the community during normal business hours at the Social Service Office. This is not the same as the Community Closet which is only open twice a month, in the upstairs of that building.]

Edited 10/9/19 9:35 p.m. to add food donation drop off sports, and the date for the Women’s Support Group, as well as differentiating the clothing closets.