East Hartford Social Services Announces Sign-Up for Back-to-School Program

2022 Back to School
East Hartford, CT - Social Services is accepting applications for the Back-to-School Shoes and Coats for Kids Programs. The Back to School Shoe Program provides qualifying parents assistance to purchase a new pair of shoes for their children entering grades K-12 this Fall 2022. The Coats for Kids Program is sponsored by the East Hartford Rotary Club. Social Services will work with parents of eligible children between the ages of 1-16 years as of October 16, 2022. The application can be found here.

Applications should be downloaded, signed, completed in entirety and returned to the department with all necessary paperwork by August 9, 2022.  Applications may also be submitted by contacting the department at 860-291-7248 to set up an appointment or call to request an application be mailed to you. Applications and information may be returned via email/scan to socialservices@easthartfordct.gov ; fax to 860-291-7304; mail via USPS; or place in green drop box in Town Hall Parking lot. Once the completed application is returned to the department, a staff member will contact applicants via phone to confirm eligibility.

This program is jointly sponsored by the East Hartford Rotary & East Hartford Social Services.

In addition to the signed application, COPIES of the following documents are requested:

(Originals Can Not Be Returned)

  • Photo ID and proof of current address for applicant & proof of current address for all household members age 18 and older.  Current address verifications: valid lease, current bill, mail or rent receipt dated within the past 4 weeks.
  • Proof of current household monthly gross income.
  • Current budget sheet from DSS for cash assistance only.
  • Documentation of children's dates of birth.
  • Documentation the adult applying for the program is the parent/legal guardian/primary responsible adult for the children.  Examples include birth certificate, school enrollment record, or application from other East Hartford or State programs.


Please Note: Completing an application does not guarantee that your request will be fulfilled, as these programs are based on the amount of donations/funding available. Residents are encouraged to submit your application as early as possible.