Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Do you have items you no longer need? A number of holiday collections are underway and items can be easily donated at one location. Find out more!
Are you buying a new winter jacket? Do you have holiday lights that no longer work? Did your kids get duplicate toys this year? Did Santa bring you a new cell phone? If you have items you’d like to toss but aren’t sure what to do with them, a number of collections are taking place in Montgomery County and items can be dropped off right at the Salvation Army at 18705 North Frederick Avenue in Gaithersburg, MD. You can also drop off items at Goodwill of Greater Washington at 619 South Frederick Avenue in Gaithersburg or 4816 Boiling Brook Parkway in Rockville. Have any unwrapped, unused toys? They can be donated to Toys for Tots in 2013. If you have coats you no longer need, donations are being collected through many local churches. Cell …
Monday, November 26, 2012
Habitat for Humanity and Manna Food Center are among the nonprofits trying to encourage people to pause in their shopping and find a way to help others.
Will donating to charity ever be as popular as shopping during the holiday season? A partnership of nonprofits hopes so. For many people, the holiday shopping marathon began on Thanksgiving day, with some national chains opening their doors just hours after the traditional turkey dinner. Then comes Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, which has morphed into Cyber Week. Now, there's a new campaign asking you to open your wallet: Giving Tuesday. The Giving Tuesday website says the effort, coming on the heels of days devoted to consumerism, is designed "to create a national day of giving at the start of the annual holiday season. It celebrates and encourages charitable activities that support nonprofit organizations." …
Friday, November 16, 2012
Montgomery County's largest food distribution center is collecting Thanksgiving turkeys until 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 20.
Manna Food Center—Montgomery County's largest food distribution center—is lending a helping hand to more than 300 families in need during Thanksgiving week. The Gaithersburg-based food center will provide 70 pounds of emergency food assistance and donated turkeys to the community, Manna announced Wednesday. Community members can drop off turkey donations to Manna—located at 9311 Gaither Rd., Gaithersburg—before 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 20, and it will be passed out to a family in need. “The community is instrumental in serving our clients throughout the holiday season and during the rest of the year," Manna Executive Director Minerva Delgado said in a statement. "Hunger doesn’t take a holiday, and families will still need our help long …
Monday, November 12, 2012
Help a neighbor in need this Thanksgiving by donating food.
The Montgomery County Volunteer Center is seeking donations to help create Thanksgiving baskets for county residents in need. Items sought include: Donations will be accepted at A Wider Circle, located at 9159 Brookeville Rd. in Silver Spring, Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 6 p.m. between Nov. 1 and 20, 2012. Catholic Charities of DC is looking to help feed low-income Montgomery County residents this Thanksgiving. You can help with food donations in one of two ways: Donations will be taken at the Catholic Charities location in Silver Spring at 12247 Georgia Ave. They are also looking for volunteers to assist with picking up and distributing holiday packages, contact them at 301-942-1790 for more …
Monday, November 5, 2012
The Kemp Mill church plans to send the supplies to Holmdel, NJ, for those recovering from the effects of superstorm Sandy.
St. Andrew Apostle Catholic Church in Kemp Mill has joined with two other local parishes to send emergency supplies to St. Benedict Catholic Church in Holmdel, NJ, for distribution in surrounding communities. According to the St. Andrew's secretary, the priests at the two churches know each other personally. Soley Somma, a Wheaton resident and a St. Andrew parishoner, is running a separate drive to collect items for people in New York City who were affected by Sandy. Any leftover donations from Somma's house will go toward the St. Andrew effort for Holmdel, she said. St. Andrew will be collecting donations at the church until Nov. 8. See the attached flier for more details. Is your community or faith organization helping with the Sandy …
Soley Somma plans to drive a truckload of donations to New York City Tuesday morning to help victims of superstorm Sandy.
Wheaton resident Soley Somma has strong connections to New York City. It's where she met her husband, and it's where her brother now lives. And on Tuesday, Somma and her mother will be driving to the city with a truckload of donations for the people left cold, hungry and powerless in the wake of superstorm Sandy. Somma began collecting food and other emergency items on Friday at her home, and word spread quickly. She and other volunteers worked from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday, sorting through items and labeling them. "Every single room in my house is filled," she said. Somma is coordinating with Queens Mama, a neighborhood network for parents in New York, and she will be delivering supplies to Rockaway, Queens, a peninsula particularly hard-…
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
National charity Mercy for Me donated $500 to two Wheaton organizations.
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Wednesday, December 28, 2011
More than 50 Wheaton area veterans were able to enjoy a Christmas dinner this year partially due to the generosity of Mercy for Me, a national organization dedicated to helping veterans who are experiencing financial hardship. Mercy for Me donated $250 each to the American Legion Post 268 and VFW Post 2562 in Wheaton. Chris Crismond, Post 268’s Commander was thrilled with the offering “It was a nice event, and we were able to welcome about 35 people." The Post shopped at area wholesalers to get the best deals, and actually had some of the donation left over. “The $250 was more than enough, and we plan to use it to feed people on New Year’s Day” Crismond said. Mercy for Me is a national organization, but is based locally in Bethesda. …
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Are you looking for a way you can give back this holiday season? Patch has put together a list of nonprofits who need your assistance.
Looking for an opportunity to give back to your community this holiday season? Here are several organizations looking for donations and help from community members in Montgomery County. Please feel free to add to this list in the comments section below. Donate grocery gift cards from $10 to $20 dollars for adults-only families 9159-C Brookville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910 Mon. thru Sat. from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m and Sunday 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. Holiday hours: Christmas Eve from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Christmas Day 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Monetary donations, clothing, fresh vegetables, small furniture, coats, socks and toiletries Mon. thru Thurs. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Food donations. Click on the grocery items that you would like to donate. P.O. Box 1612 Germantown…