Nonprofit Needs

Editor’s Note: In conjunction with the monthly “Pay It Forward” column, the Homer News is printing a list of needs provided by some of Homer’s nonprofits.

The Kenai Peninsula Fair is looking for old tires to turn into flower beds, volunteers to help with exhibit check-in on Aug. 15 and interior doors for the main building. We also need a laptop computer.  

Contact: Lara McGinnis, 907-567-3670


Bunnell Street Arts Center needs volunteer hosts, an office desk with drawers and chair and a locking metal media storage cabinet.



The Pratt Museum is actively recruiting for Marine Gallery and Homestead Cabin docents this season.

Contact:  Kari McKahan, 435-3326


Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies

seeks four or five volunteers to help with garden planting at Karen Hornaday Park and the Headquarters building, a small couch, one or two comfortable chairs (easy chair type), a locking storage cabinet and cabin greeters at the Wynn Nature Center.

Contact: Beth Trowbridge, 235-2667


KBBI seeks volunteers for the Concert on the Lawn July 12 and13; general office help, on-going basis; summer yard work, and a metal bike rack for five bikes.

Contact:  Rose Grech, 235-7721


Haven House needs food for shelter (unopened, please); toiletries and personal hygiene supplies; female volunteers to help with summer gardening; volunteers for interior painting; and Tracfones.

Contact:  Jessica Lawmaster, 235-7712


Homer Council on the Arts needs Street Faire volunteers for set up, break down and a sound/stage manager; office help for tasks as needed; assistance in programs of interest, including development, fundraising and logistics.  

Contact: Gail Edgerly, 235-4288


Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic & The R.E.C. Room needs bean bag chairs, DVD movies, a lawn mower, gravel to even out areas in parking lots, electrician help, plastic storage totes with lids, individually wrapped snacks, gardening volunteers and volunteers to plan the Breast Cancer Run on Aug. 10.

Contact: Heather at 235-3436 or

Kachemak Kids Early
Learning Center
seeks two comfortable office/desk chairs; four conference chairs; 11 gallons of paint (prefer pale yellows, light teal or greens for classrooms); volunteers to help paint; and 400 square feet of commercial grade linoleum.  

Contact: Chelsea White, 235-2205


Big Brothers Big Sisters needs volunteers to be Big Brothers and Big Sisters; Leadership Council members; help planning fundraisers and volunteering at fundraisers; clothing, bedding and towel donations to Red Bins (collection boxes around town); help collecting and sorting donated clothing; office supply donations (call for list); help selling raffle tickets; discounts at local businesses and events for Big/Little matches (2-for-1 discounts or other); and donated office space.

Contact: Jenny Martin, 235-8391  


Homer Head Start needs children’s dressers (with drawers); baskets (not plastic); wooden play stands; outdoor storage boxes (for kids’ toys); colored silk; children’s tea set (not plastic); wooden toys; colored masking tape; and wooden hooks (for hanging dress up clothes).

Contact: Hanna Young, 235-4322