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Helping Hands

Helping Hands: At Goodwill, donations make busy but valuable work

Helping Hands: At Goodwill, donations make busy but valuable work

The Groton Goodwill receives 38,000 donations annually. It takes an army of people to sort through it all.

GALLERIES: Helping Hands

'This isn’t just a shelter': Center helps those with nowhere else to turn

It’s a typical week night in December at the New London Homeless Hospitality Center on State Pier Road and a crowd of people have gathered outside, waiting to be checked in. The sun has set and the temperature outside is dropping into the lower 30s.

Moms come to Madonna Place for help, stay for community

Whether it’s a short visit or a morninglong stay, the parents who visit Madonna Place are there for similar reasons, often to receive the judgment-free support and attention of the center’s staff of professional counselors and nurses.

At Light House, it takes a village — one with a lot of laughter

The nonprofit serves 100 adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities each year, including 21 in the day program.

Many hands feed the hungry

At the Broad Street warehouse, ground zero for the operation that feeds 20,000 people a month, every morsel of food is accounted for.

Working to brighten the holiday for Groton families in need

Staff, volunteers and community members all worked to make sure families in need have a happy holiday through the Groton Human Services holiday distribution.