Sometime during the winter of 2005, Miner Vincent was doing something he considered part of his weekly routine - gathering food and goods for The Clinton Food Pantry by way of petitioning members of his church and setting up a central collection location.  This was fulfilling and gave everyone involved a sense of community and solidarity but Miner then realized he wanted to go bigger.  And by "bigger" he meant not only increase ongoing donations to The Pantry, but identify and fill in other gaps within the Clinton community that were leaving friends and neighbors in need.  It was then Families Helping Families was born. 

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit all-volunteer organization who partners with other local groups to raise money and collect goods to benefit ​Clinton families in need.

We believe when a community comes together to help those in need, powerful things happen.  As a grassroots organization with members entrenched in our small town, we strive to bring out the best in people by identifying where needs exist then building bridges, facilitating Clinton families helping families.

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Who We Help

Families Helping Families assists Clinton families in need year-round.  Some of the goods and services we help provide through other town programs are:

  • Food for Clinton (via The Clinton Food Pantry)
  • Home Heating Expenses (Emergency Help via the Energy Assistance Program)
  • Items meeting critical and enrichment needs of Clinton's children (via the Clinton Kids Initiative Program) including but not limited to:
    • Summer Lunch Program
    • Warm winter and back-to-school clothing
    • School supplies
    • Weekend backpack food program
    • Christmas gift cards for "Tweens"
    • Summer camp scholarships for Clinton kids
  • Bikes for Kids: FHF sponsored program which provides bicycles for children through community outreach

If you or someone you know needs a helping hand, please click the "Contact Us" button and one of our team members will reach out to you or tap the number below.

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How We Help

Throughout the year our volunteers organize events including:

  • Hosting community-oriented fundraising events
    • Baking and other contests
  • Coordinating food drives to restock the shelves of The Shoreline Soup Kitchens and Pantries' Clinton Food Pantry
  • And more!

These events bring community members together for food and fun while raising funds and other goods to assist those in a time of need.

If you'd like to help FHF now, please click the "Donate Now" button below.

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Families Helping Families Spotlight Story

Teamwork and Generosity Got Dispatcher Dave His Van!

In the fall of 2016, the town of Clinton rallied around 911 dispatcher David McDonald, known to his friends as DMAC. Dave is a quadriplegic who found himself in an unenviable position - he needed a new handicapped-equipped van to get to work, but was unable to afford one.

Through awareness and donations raised by a GoFundMe campaign, the Clinton Police Benevolence Association and Families Helping Families, Dave was able to purchase a new van, enabling him to return to the work he loves.

Families Helping Families challenged the community to raise $3,000 toward the cost of Dave's van with the promise of matching that amount plus an additional $500. Dave was not let down, and was presented a check from Families Helping Families for $6,500 through the generosity and caring of his friends and neighbors!

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