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.


Big Brothers & Big Sisters needs big brother and big sister volunteers; office supplies; a photo copy card; fuel cards for Bigs; volunteers to help plan events, hang up posters, etc.; volunteers to help pick up and sort clothing donations; free or discounted office space for one staff.

Contact: Jenny Martin at 235-8391 or


Hospice of Homer needs a volunteer photographer to take pictures at Hospice events.

Contact: Darlene Hilderbrand at 235-6899 or


Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinicneeds toys and  window washing help.

Contact: Heather O’Connor at 235-3436 or


Homer Head Start needs a bale of hay and stumps for the playground.

Contact: Martha Wagele at 235-4322


Homer Library Advisory Board needs two or three interested, committed people to serve on the board. 

Contact: Ann Dixon, director, Homer Public Library at 435-3151 or 


Sprout needs diapers — all sizes, especially infant; booster chairs for dining room table; coats for newborns to children up to the age of 5; new or gently used children’s books.

Contact: Jill Lush at


The Homer Foundation is seeking a fantastic volunteer to provide assistance with office administration.

Contact: Joy Steward at 235-0541 or


The R.E.C. Room needs bean bag chairs, DVD movies, a mobile whiteboard / dry erase board, window washing help, a free standing toilet paper holder and PC laptop computer.

Contact: Heather O’Connor at 235-3436 or