Wish List: Baby clothes: (Premie to 4T, new or gently used). Outfits (especially 0-3 months), Onesies and undershirts (especially 0-3 months), Sleepers (especially 0-3 months), Booties, socks, shoes. Baby/mom items: Bibs, Blankets, Receiving blankets, Sheets, Hooded towels, Disposable diapers (Premie to size 6). Similac Advance Formula, new baby bottles, lotion, oil, powder, shampoo, toys and stuffed animals, maternity clothing (new or used in good condition), Umbrellas for women and children (new or used in good condition). Gifts for women: Lotions, hand creams, coco butter, night gowns, shampoo, baby books, parenting books, cosmetics, nail polish, small jewelry items, volunteers at our centers and monetary donations.
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, tooth paste; 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 (nonclumping), 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.
Diakon Adoption Services Provides Adoption services for children with special needs, private infant adoptions, legal-risk adoptions and different levels of foster care. 410-631-0731 or http://www.diakon.org/adoption.
Wish List: School backpacks or dufflebags, toiletry items for children, gift cards to Wal-Mart, Target and other stores for the purchase of needed items and scrapbooking supplies for adoption life books.
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.
Fund for Social Welfare Provides Adopt-a-family services, toy drives, food baskets and mitten-sock-hat-underwear tree. 410-583-3079
Wish List: New, unwrapped toys; mittens, socks, hats, underwear (all sizes) and food for baskets.
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 (3oz. and 4oz. tubes), toothbrushes; umbrellas; clothing for plus-sized women.
Humane Society of Baltimore County Provides a temporary refuge for stray, unwanted and injured animals, an adoption and surrender program, spay-neuter ser vices, a pet cemetery, vaccinations, dog obedience classes and humane education programs. 410-833-8848 or http://www.hsbcanimals.org
Wish List: Blankets, towels, small mats and rugs, laundry detergent, paper towels, clay kitty litter (not scoopable), cat toys, sturdy dog toys such as kongs, hard plastic baby toys for rabbits, medical gloves, Clorox Cleanup, rawhide treats, canned cat and kitten food, dry dog and cat food (no dyes) such as Science Diet, Proplan, Nutro, rabbit and guinea pig food and carrots for horses.
Kennedy Krieger Institute Improving the lives of children and adolescents with pediatric developmental disabilities through patient care, special education, research and professional training. 443-923-7300 or http://www.kennedykrieger.org.