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WAIM Programs

Walk for Warmth 2017

Sunday November 19

Individuals and groups are encouraged to Walk for Warmth to  raise funds for WAIM’s Energy Assistance Program!

Last year, we raised $43,000, which helped over 100 people stay warm and keep their lights on.

Registration begins @ 1:00 PM

Temple B’nai Israel

345 Jackson St., Willimantic, CT

Interfaith Service @ 1:30

The Walk begins @ 2:15

WFW Registration Form

Refreshments and children’s activities provided.

WAIM’S for Kid’s Only Program

Children between
the ages of 5 and 12
 come to WAIM and pick out one present per parent, guardian, or adult with whom they live.

There is no pre-registration for this program.

Come to WAIM
Dec. 17, 2016
Between 9:00A.M. and Noon
THE ANNEX 4th floor
866 Main St. (Side entrance)
Willimantic, CT 06226

for kids only

Back to School Program

Back to School Client’s Flier 2016

An Introduction to WAIM (video)



Adopt A Family

What does the WAIM Adopt-A-Family Program do?

This program gives families in crisis an opportunity to joyfully celebrate the holidays through the love of a neighbor. The family receives the benefits of your generous gifts. Without special donors like you, these families would not have the chance for a holiday celebration. Each donor to family match is unique. You provide a holiday meal and gifts for children and adults.

  • Adopt-a-family donor registration – October 1
  • Deadline to deliver food baskets and gifts to families – December 18 Continue reading

WAIM Community Garden

 The WAIM Community Garden has been at its current site for 17 years. Over the course of that time, it has provided opportunities for participants to grow thousands of pounds of fresh, locally-produced food for themselves and their community. It has improved local food security, and created a dignified means for local residents to provide for themselves and others in need.

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Women & Children’s Program

This program was established in 2007-2008 to address some of the barriers that prevent women from achieving their potential in the workplace or their access to educational resources.  WAIM provides emergency financial support for things that will enable them to keep their jobs, continue their education or keep their families safe.

Material Goods

The Material Goods Redistribution Program was WAIM’s very first project, and has been growing since 1984, where today we move tons of furniture, clothing and household goods through our doors each month.

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Unmet Needs Program

Small grants are made to our neighbors in need through the Unmet Needs Fund (UNF). Unmet Needs can cover anything from emergency rental assistance, to prescription assistance, to money for diapers or car seats. A significant amount of this fund is used for transportation, helping individuals get or keep their vehicles on the road in order to secure employment or get back and forth to work.  Last year, we distributed approximately $7,400 in small UNF grant to 147 families for an average award of $50.

Transportation Assistance

Funds are available to eligible individuals for car repair, insurance, license and registration fees, and gasoline for transportation to/from work or other essential appointments.