Volunteer at SMHFC

Interested in volunteering for SMHFC? 

For information and to start the volunteer process, please contact Cindy Fracassa at cfracassa@smhfc.org.

Once you have developed a volunteer plan with Cindy, you can fill out this form electronically or print it to fill out manually.

Kids Helping Kids

Individual and groups of youth have expressed an interest in volunteering for the children in the residential program. While we strongly encourage volunteerism, our policy dictates that individuals be 21 years of age or older to work directly with the children.

There are several worthwhile ways in which you can be a tremendous asset to St. Mary’s. While the children are in our care, there are many items that we cannot purchase enough of, since our funds are generally utilized for treatment.

You can make a difference by raising funds to purchase, or by gathering items. The following is a list of suggested needs:

  • Gift certificates for entertainment (movies, bowling, music/video stores, ice skating)

  • Gift certificates for restaurants and pizza

  • Hygiene products (toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, brushes, hair accessories, make-up, deodorant)

  • School supplies, craft & art supplies (stickers, paper, craft kits)

  • Therapeutic items – scented lotions, sour candy, squeeze balls

  • Cash donations

  • Small items to be used as incentives (cosmetics, trading cards, jewelry, lotions, small toys)

  • New clothing – size child’s medium to adult XXL

  • DVD movies – must be rated G, PG or PG 13

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