Saturday is drop off day plus deliveries and pick-ups!

The warehouse is 99% full.   Let’s push it to over 100% with your donations on our Saturday 5/6 Drop Off Day from 10a-1p.  Just as fast as we get it to 100% we will drop the inventory with the 4 clients we want to help over the weekend.   Come join us!!!!
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Please email us at with the date and time you can attend along with your contact number

  • Saturday 5/6 10a-1p –  We are looking for a warehouse lead and volunteers to greet donors and help 2 clients who are coming into pick up the furniture they need.
  • Saturday 5/6 10a-1p – We are looking for a driver and volunteers to go to Simsbury and collect from 4 donors.
  • Sunday  5/7 10a-1p –  Dave H is looking for some help to make a delivery to a single gentleman in East Hartford.  Please come help Dave out.
  • Saturday 4/29 – Alan H along with Ivan, Valentino, Larry, and Rushi helping for 2 pickups in Avon. We got a large number of end tables & lamps, two beds, and an unusual “folding” kitchen table.  We had to reschedule the 3rd pickup because we had to to get the truck back to the warehouse for Tom O and the St. John Fisher youth ministry to head out to the church to empty the basement of donated items.  Now you can see why we are near 100% capacity.
  • Saturday 4/29 – Thanks to all of our board members, volunteers, guests and our host Hooker Brewery for a very successful fundraiser.  Over 100 people enjoyed supporting A Hand Up.
  • Sunday 4/30 – Once again Mike F reported that we had a good number of Northwest Catholic students (Marcelino, Ru shi & Yezhi) on the delivery as well as Matt Keeley and his mom Marge who drove and brought along first time volunteers Kristin and Emily. We helped fill an almost empty apartment for a mom and her 2 young children in Hartford. The apartment was crowded, but we managed to fit everything in. With all the help,we were done in practically no time.
  • Monday 5/1 – Susan K and our favorite Monday helpers from ASD has an easy delivery.  The client even had 3 friends to help which is always a welcome surprise.

DONATIONS NEEDED – Even at near 100% capacity we can always use your donations.  Right now our most urgent needs are:

  • Twin Sheet sets and comforters
  • Small appliances
  • Vacuums
  • Coffee and end tables