WAIM Programs

We provide clothing, household goods, furniture, appliances, and more. Our special assistance programs help clients make ends meet and become more self-sufficient.

Our Programs

Back to School (BTS) Uniform Registration

Eligible families can register their children to receive school uniforms or a voucher for the purchase of a uniform for those attending kindergarten through eighth grade.

Emergency Financial Assistance

WAIM is dedicated to helping our neighbors struggling to make ends meet. Emergency financial assistance from WAIM can help with rent or mortgage payments, utility bills, transportation expenses, and other basic needs.

Material Donations

WAIM distributes donated clothing, furniture, appliances, and other household items to people in need in our community for free. Literally, tons of useful items are kept out of local landfills and welcomed into the homes of individuals and families who give them a second life.

Partners in Independence

Meet with a trained mentor who will provide thoughtful guidance and help you identify goals and develop strategies to achieve them.

Community Garden

The WAIM Community Garden is located inside Lauter Park in Willimantic, CT.

WAIM Community Garden
WAIM Community Garden Volunteer

For further information about renting a community garden plot please call WAIM 860-456-7270 x105

Our Seasonal Programs


Help families of limited income who may be in crisis and unable to provide a holiday meal or gifts for their children.

Gifts for Teens

Gifts for Teens is the area’s only program that provides funds to ensure that teenagers from struggling families receive a gift for the holidays.

For Kids Only

WAIM provides an opportunity for children ages 5-12 to select a holiday gift for a parent, guardian, or adult caregiver.

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