T.O.A.M is an organization that focuses on providing health and hygiene products to those who are struggling with consistent access to personal care, home care, and baby care products. Often, hygiene products are less likely to be donated consistently. We distribute personal care products to the homeless, emergencies, and those receiving services from food pantries.
Will be to improve self worth to individuals in our community.
Year In Review
Happy New Year!!
We started the year off with a road trip to Lowell , MA to pick up donations from Life Connections. The donation gave use a great start to our Wellness Wagon program.
We held our first virtual hygiene drive through Amazon.
We decided to make a conscious effort to use less plastic during our outreach.
Celebrated Caribbean-American Heritage month in New Haven to bring awareness of our outreach in the Caribbean
Debut of Hand to Hands, our all natural bar of soap line. The proceeds from the sale of the soap goes directly to support the programing that we offer.
Happy 2nd Birthday!
Covid-19 eased up enough to let us go to the Sunshine Home for Girls in Antigua, BWI. Due to Covid-19 restrictions we could not do all of our programs but we did give then supplies to do the programs
Our first After school program started in Middletown, CT at the Cross St. AME Zion
We received a donation from toys for tots and was able to provide toys and hygiene products to the participants of the Varick soup kitchen through out the month of December.
Tanaya has worked in outreach since 1991 in some form or fashion. May it be in a church setting or on her own. Her earlier outreach was making sure any leftover food from evening church services did not go to waste. She would take the donated food to Spooner House of Shelton, CT (local homeless shelter)
With the support of her church, she started to provide hygiene supplies to shelters and anyone who had a need.
As she matured into her thirties she introduced her son to the Caribbean community she and her family had spent their youth. They started at St. Thomas U.S.V.I where Tanaya spent a good portion of her time growing up. They then made their way to St. Kitts B.W.I where her father's side of the family is from and eventually on to Antigua to her mother's side of the family.
During her visits, she would immerse herself in the community of Parsons Ground St. Kitts and other parts of the island. To occupy her time she would visit the St. Christopher Children's Home to volunteer. Each visit she would bring laundry detergent, cleaning supplies, and hygiene products which they were always in need of.
She then made her way to Antigua B.W.I. where she takes the same approach as she did in St. Kitts.
The love that she has for the islands of her ancestors has continued to grow over the years. It is with that love in her heart and calling to meet the basic needs of people no matter the age or circumstances
led her to start Traveler On A Mission.
Now of days she spends her time running Traveler On A Mission programs in the USA and in the Caribbean.
Our Local Pantries
Our Local pantries are the corner stone of Traveler On A Mission. They server as our conductance to those who we are looking to serve.
Each pantry is unique in how they operate and who they serve. We work closely with them to make sure we are doing our best to be part of the a support system for them.
Current participating pantries.
Salvation Army - Bridgeport, CT
Varick Memorial -
New Haven, CT
Women of the Village-
New Haven, CT
Seymour Oxford Pantry
Other members of our team comes in a variety of ways.
Registered nurses and crafters that help facilitate workshops, volunteers and consultants with varies backgrounds.
All the pieces of the puzzle makes use who we are.