Looking for a way to give back this holiday season? Baltimore is FULL of wonderful organizations helping the less fortunate throughout the year, and need your help now more than ever. Check out a few ways you can help your neighbors in need:
Living Classrooms Foundation
Donate Thanksgiving items to help provide 200+ families in East/Southeast Baltimore with complete Thanksgiving meals.
Lutheran Mission Society- Breath of God Lutheran Church
Clothing and food donations needed! Donate canned goods and dry foods that are distributed to our neighbors in need. Clothing will be given to the Lutheran Mission Society on Eastern Ave in Fells Point for their distribution.
Assist International Rescue Committee’s Baltimore Program
Since its opening in July 1999, the IRC in Baltimore has resettled nearly 10,000 refugees and asylees in central Maryland. IRC staff meet refugees at the airport and provide initial housing, furnishings, food, and clothing. Additional services include employment assistance, health, social service, and English-leanguage class referrals, and orientation to their new community. The IRC helps refugees to move towards self-sufficiency and integration, and to channel the energies of these New Americans so they become engines for community and economic development in the Baltimore metropolitan area.
Volunteer, mentor or donate items to support refugees integrate and become self sufficient.
Adopt a Resident- Weinberg Housing and Resource Center
Brighten someone’s spirits this holiday season by joining their holiday open house at the Weinberg Housing and Resource Center on December 1st from 5-8 p.m.
Many of the guests at the Weinberg Housing and Resource Center are separated from family and friends. Let them know that someone is thinking of them this holiday by bringing a complete set of items from one of the gift categories as well as a roll of wrapping paper, a roll of tape, and a pair of scissor. Meet new people and join in the holiday fun as you wrap the gifts you’ve brought.
Head Start and Camp St Vincent (the summer camp in Patterson Park for children who are homeless)
Organize a supply drive in your office or school or purchase directly from their amazon wish list! You don’t even have to worry about dropping it off, it will be delivered straight to them! You can email Rebecca for more info: Rebecca.firstname.lastname@example.org
Downtown Baltimore Family Alliance- Adopt a Family
Gather some friends and work together to get a Baltimore family a happy holiday. Fill out the form here to share the cheer this season.
Exchange Club of Highlandtown-Canton- Toys for Tots Drive
Bring unwrapped toys to O’Donnell Square on Saturday, December 12th! As I recall Santa is usually in attendance….
So who did I miss? Add your favorite organization’s holiday opportunity in the comments below!