State Sen. James Maroney (D-Milford) visited the Beth-El Center on Friday, Nov. 22 to highlight the center in his small business and nonprofit spotlight video series, which is shared to constituents via email and social media.

To watch the video, visit facebook.com/SenatorJamesMaroney/videos/512589519472521.

“I encourage all who can to stop by the Beth-El Center and make a donation this holiday season,” Maroney said. “If you cannot make it to the Beth-El Center, there are many places in Milford, Orange, West Haven and Woodbridge receiving donations for families in need.”

The Beth-El Center is looking for the following items: paper lunch bags, sandwich bags and napkins; juice boxes; granola and pudding; spices; salad dressing; mayonnaise, ketchup and mustard; sugar; powdered drinks; coffee; grated cheese; hand soap and hand sanitizer.

The Beth-El Center provides support services and advocacy to combat homelessness and hunger within the greater Milford area. The Beth-El Center boasts a 34-bed homeless shelter, food service programs and offers individuals, families and veterans long-term solutions to help them reclaim their lives. They also provide a “No Freeze Shelter,” for those in need during frigid winter evenings and a soup kitchen supported through individual volunteers and community groups.