Kathleen A. Orfitelli
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Please contact your local Connecticut or Rhode Island Corps or location to learn more about their specific wishes, should you desire to help those in need from your community. A category entitled GHAS Wishes is for items needed by our Greater Hartford Area Services as detailed and will be continuously updated. Thank you for considering fulfilling a wish or two!
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
Whether it's embracing the homeless, uplifting the abused or abandoned, training and mentoring the disadvantaged, providing character building programs for youth, or assisting the displaced or elderly, The Salvation Army's goal remains the same: serving the most people, meeting the most needs, DOING THE MOST GOOD!
Below is a wish list of items that The Salvation Army could use to support its operations across the Southern New England Division, serving those in need from Connecticut and Rhode Island. At the bottom is a listing of Emergency Material Wishes specific to Greater Hartford Area Services. If you have something on the list you no longer need, please consider donating it to The Salvation Army. Other options range from purchasing an item to contribute or simply finding it in your heart to make a monetary contribution via the Donate button.
What follows is a list of items that are always in demand by our shelters and for people in need throughout Connecticut and Rhode Island.
General Program Supplies
Arts and Crafts Supplies
Stop & Shop
Pre-Paid Phone Cards
Pre-Paid Gas Cards
Other Clothing Stores
Sheet Sets (Twin and Full)
Garbage Bags Light Bulbs
1” – Three Ring Binders
Loose Leaf Paper
Hanging File Folders
Post-It Flip Charts
Suits (all sizes)
Camera - Marshall House Family Shelter, Hartford, CT
Many of our clients are in need of furniture and bedding. However, the majority of the people we service rely on public transportation. Therefore, we are looking for portable furniture and bedding options that can be easily carried and transported by individuals and families.
We are in need of Lowe's Gift Cards to purchase folding tables and chairs for our clients.
To accommodate the need for emergency beds and bedding, we need Walmart Gift Cards to purchase Raised Air Beds and Sleeping Bags.
Twin Raised Air Bed: $89.88
Queen Raised Bed: $94.99
Adult Sleeping Bag: $30.51
Youth Sleeping Bag: $13.97
We appreciate the generosity of our donors, who provide many of the necessities we use each day. You can help us by keeping our food pantry full. A great way for your church, business, or organization to get involved is hosting a food drive. Download a Stock the Pantry Food Drive Flyer and start planning your next drive today!