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.
Haven House needs a first aid kit and extra Band-Aids, Rubbermaid bins with lids to hold paper files and residents’ belongings. Also needed is a hand-held vacuum for the shelter. The Girls on the Run program could use healthy individual serving, pre-packaged and non-perishable snacks for the upcoming spring season that serves about 30 elementary-aged girls. Some examples of great snacks include dried fruit, trail mix, pretzels, fruit and grain bars, oatmeal bars, fruit leathers and granola bars. The Girls on the Run program also could use fun stickers, colorful bracelets and rubber bands, snazzy charms and beads to stock coach boxes and help girls track laps or goals as they run towards their 5K goal.
Contact: Maggie Lush at firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Olympics needs basketball partners. Basketball is one of the Unified Sports that Special Olympics uses to promote social inclusion through shared sports training and competition experiences.
Contact: Carol Shuler at 399-2500
Homer Head Start is in need of an office chair.
Contact: Martha Wagele at Homer@ruralcap.com
Homer Community Food Pantry can use fresh onions, carrots, potatoes, eggs, protein, ravioli, chili, top ramen, rice or beans, and any milk or dairy products.