Social Services offers the following seasonal programs to income-eligible New Milford residents under age 60. Residence and income eligibility is verified yearly. Each year the registration forms become available in the Fall through our office, our newsletter, and this website. For further registration details please see below.
Thanksgiving: registered households receive a food bag which includes a frozen turkey, gravy, several a variety of seasonal vegetables, cranberry sauce and pie or dessert mix. Goods are distributed the Monday before Thanksgiving. The donations and preparation for this program are provided by our community partners: New Milford Women's Club and United Way of Western CT.
The Santa Fund: this program for families with custodial children ages infant through high school(up to 18) provides a gift cards for new clothes and a special gift/toy item (not to exceed $50) requested by the parent. In addition, Santa's helpers are usually able to include hats and gloves, books or games, and gift card for to help with a holiday meal.
Sibling Shopping: This program is still on hiatus due to COVID but we are working on a special event with Santa. TBA.
held in early December, this event enables custodial children (ages 2-through high school) to engage in the "spirit of giving" by selecting a gift for their siblings. All items are wrapped on the spot by helpers. In addition, the jolly old elf is on hand for visits and photos with Santa!
Gifts for Disabled Adults: gift cards to a local store are made available to ADA defined disabled adults living without minor children.
Winter Coats: vouchers are made available October through February to present to the Thrift Mart of New Milford for each family member to choose a coat of their choice with cost. [Household & Clothing Goods] Look for our notices for community coat give-a-ways as the season opens up.
These programs could not occur without the outpouring of generosity from our community! If you are interested in donating or being involved in some way, click the link below:
10 Ways You Can Help During the Holidays
2 Pickett District Road
New Milford, CT 06776
Phone: (860) 355-6079
Fax: (860) 355-6019
Office hours: M-F 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (limited office hours on Fridays after 2:30pm)