Wish List: Gifts and/or activities for residents. Also, gift certificates and gift cards; magazine subscriptions; monetary donation, recreation passes; games and toys for teens; music-related accessories; small electronics; sports equipment; computer software programs; educational and games (non-violent); personal accessories; bedding; mittens/gloves, hats and scarves; toiletries; videos or video games (PG-13, PG, G, or comparable rating). Consult individual "Wish Lists" for more details. 410-744-7310 ext. 131; email@example.com.
Christopher Place Academy provides education and employment training, as well as emotional, spiritual, and addiction recovery support, to formerly homeless men. 443-986-9031. http://www.cc-md.org.
Wish List: New single size sheets, blankets, pillows, pillow cases; full-size deodorant, bar soap, shampoo, body lotion, razors, toothpaste; good reading books; new dress and casual clothing; new undershirts, briefs, pajamas; new bath towels and wash cloths; men's shoes: new or very gently used dress, casual and athletic.
Defenders of Animal Rights is dedicated to eliminating cruelty to all animals by providing services which include rescues, the sheltering of unwanted animals and abuse victims, adoptions through an innovative pet center, spaying/neutering, humane education, youth work, grief counseling, and human health enhancements via pets. 410-527-1466. http://www.adopt-a-pet.org.
Wish List: Animal supplies: Feline pine litter (non clumping), Pedigree Dry Adult Dog Food, Purina Puppy & Kitten Chow, Purina Dry Adult Cat Chow, cat and kitten canned food, dog and cat treats and toys, rawhides and chew toys, hamster food and treats, parakeet and parrot food and toys, wild bird feed, suet cakes, bales of straw and hay, fresh fruit and veggies and Pet Smart/grocery store gift cards; cleaning supplies: clean sheets, towels, blankets, laundry detergent, large trash bags, bleach, paper towels, sponges, scrubbers, wet/dry shop vacuums; office supplies: stamps, white copy paper, AA batteries, pens, markers, scotch tape; correction tape, file folders; post-it notes, printer ink (HP No. 02 black, EPSON No. 69 black, HP No.60 black and HP No.701 black.
Dream 4 It Foundation raises funds to support educational scholarships for college freshmen. 443-472-3311. http://www.dream4it.net.
Wish List: Cash donations and services and products for annual silent auction event.
The Franciscan Center provides response services to persons who are economically disadvantaged in an effort to assist them in moving toward a more self-sufficient lifestyle. 410-467-5340. http://www.franciscancenterbaltimore.org.
Wish List: Warm clothes (jackets, boots, socks, mittens, gloves, knit hats, scarves), toiletries (soap, shampoo, toothpaste, tooth brushes, wash cloths, deodorant, razors, shaving cream, etc.), food for the pantry, children's Items (clothes, toys, formula, diapers), money to run the programs.
Gallagher Services opening doors for individuals with developmental disabilities through group homes in the community and a medical day program. 410-252-4005. http://www.cc-md.org.
Wish List: Monetary donations made at http://www.cc-md.org/donatenow, twin sheets, pillows, pillow cases, mattress covers, blankets, bath towels, living room and bedroom lamps, vacuum cleaner, emergency flashlights, V-tech brand children's computers and exercise bike.
House of Ruth Maryland provides comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence and their families. 410-889-0840. http://www.hruth.org.
Wish List: Clip hangers (for pants and skirts), women's hair brushes, tweezers and nail clippers, sleepwear for adults, infant and toddler sleepwear, pampers sizes 4, 5 and 6, pull-ups sizes 4T, 5T and 6T and baby wipes; new socks and undergarments for women and children (all sizes); gift certificates: Wal-Mart, Target, Safeway, Giant, etc.; laundry baskets; bed pillows, twin size sheets, blankets, comforters; bath towels and washcloths; vacuum cleaners; toothpaste (3 once and 4 punce tubes), toothbrushes; umbrellas; clothing for plus sized women.
Kennedy Krieger Institute improving lives of children and adolescents with pediatric developmental disabilities through patient care, special education, research and professional training. 443-923-7300. http://www.kennedykrieger.org.
Wish List: Cause and effect toys, light-up and sound toys, stacking/sorting toys, Fischer Price, Play Skool and Little People toys, educational toys, arts and crafts sets, DVD movies (G to PG 13), Wii games (rated E) used for therapy, board games (ages 8 and older), sports items, gift cards to grocery stores and gas stations, nonperishable food items. Please, no stuffed animals.
Lighthouse, Inc. is a youth and family services center that provides counseling for children and their families, including social skills groups; community education events and materials; and training for graduate students in counseling fields. 410-788-5483 or http://www.lighthouse-md.org.
Wish List: Art supplies, especially construction paper, water-based paints and craft kits. Food store gift cards (for purchasing healthy snacks for our groups). Sturdy CD player. Koosh balls of all sizes. Children's music CDs. Monetary donations much needed.
Little Sisters of the Poor is an international congregation of Roman Catholic women religious who, together with a diverse network of collaborators, serve the elderly poor with dignity and compassion. 401-744-9367, http://www.littlesistersofthepoorbaltimore.org.
Wish List: Unscented or lightly scented hand and body lotion and body wash, deodorant, shampoo, mouthwash (alcohol free), anti-bacterial hand soap, hand sanitizer, paper towels, Kleenex, snack packs of crackers and cookies, individual packs of applesauce and pudding, postage stamps, prepaid phone cards, gift cards from Giant, Walmart, Safeway, gas stations; gift cards for local restaurants, passes for local museums, concerts, events.
Maryland Food Bank provides food to 600 agencies in Maryland. 410-737-8282. http://www.mdfoodbank.org.