Nonprofit Needs

Editor’s Note: Every month to accompany the Pay It Forward column, which is coordinated by The Homer Foundation, the Homer News runs a list of needs from area nonprofits. If you see a need you can fill, we encourage you to contact the agency and help pay it forward.

Cook Inletkeeper would like to get several large, framed pictures or paintings on loan or donated to hang throughout our office space.

Contact:  Bob Shavelson at 235-4068 ext. 22 or


Homer Community Food Pantry

needs chili, canned meat, fruit and toiletries (toilet paper, toothpaste and toothbrushes,  bar soap, shampoo, deodorant and laundry soap).

Contact:  Food Pantry at 235-1968


KBBI is looking for a receptionist/front desk volunteer to cover one shift a week from either 9-1 or 1-5, any day from Monday through Friday. The volunteer would also be able to help with office tasks helping the fundraising department with research projects and comfortable with computers.

Contact:  Rose Grech at or 235-7721 ext. 224

Special Olympics
needs volunteer floor hockey coaches or partners (team members); floor hockey equipment (shin guards, elbow pads, knee pads, helmets with full face masks, gloves, goalie pads, 6-foot nets, etc.); storage space for our sports equipment; volunteer basketball coaches or partners (starts in February); volunteer swim coaches (starts in February).

Contact: Carol Shuler at 235-9264 or 299-1606


Sprout Family Services needs parents of children ages 0-5 to volunteer for their focus group “Early Childhood Development and Sprout Family Services” on Saturday, Jan. 16, from 4-5 p.m. at the Homer Public Library. The objective of the focus group is to understand community perceptions of Sprout and learn where parents get information on child development and parenting.  

Contact: or call 235-6044 by Jan. 11 if you are interested in participating.


Homer Head Start needs used books for preschool aged children.

Contact:  Martha Wagel at


KHLT needs  table cloths, thank you cards, bookshelves, office desks, office chairs, office chair mats, Monitor stove, printer, stand up work stations, laptop, storage shed.

Contact:  Marie McCarty at


Haven House needs trash bags, canned food, personal hygiene items, vacuum cleaner, toilet paper, and paper towels.

Contact:  Jessica Lawmaster at