Wish List: Cause-and-effect toys, light-up and sound toys, stacking/sorting toys, Fischer Price, Plays Kool 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 ans older), sports items, gift cards to grocery stores and gas stations, nonperishable food items. Please, no stuffed animals.
KidzStuff Provides both day care and before- and after-school care, providing working parents with the assurance that their children are cared for in a safe and familiar environment. 410-728-0652
Wish List: Multicultural dolls, educational computer software, a digital camera, board games, educational and play toys for ages 2-13, dye-cutting machine, CD players and CDs, monetary contributions, volunteers, mentors and tutors.
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). A sturdy CD player. Koosh balls of all sizes. Children's music CDs. Monetary donations appreciated.
Maryland Food Bank — Provides statewide food bank to 600 agencies in Maryland. 410-737-8282. http://www.mdfoodbank.org.
Wish List: Monetary donations allows the food bank to purchase the most needed items because they can purchase from wholesalers. Also, a donation to the virtual food drive highly desired.
Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland Provides nutritious meals to homebound individuals since 1960. 410-558-0932 or http://www.mealsonwheelsmd.org.
Wish List: Volunteers and pet food for clients who have pets.
Mosaic Community Services Inc. Provides a wide range of services to children, adolescents and adults whose lives are affected by mental illness and/or substance use. 410-453-9553, ext. 1113 or http://www.mosaicinc.org.
Wish List: Toiletries and personal items for older adolescents and adults, gloves and hats (adult sized), sweat pants and sweat shirts (adult sizes), household items (new), pots and pans; dishes; small appliances; towels; blankets; toys, books and games for children ages 4-16; videos, CD's appropriate for adolescents.
Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital treats children with serious, chronic, and or complex medical needs on an inpatient, outpatient and day program basis. 410-578-8600. http://www.mwph.org.
Wish List: Gift Certificates to Target, Wal-Mart, Babies"R"Us/Toys"R"Us, Chili's, Applebee's, Regal Cinema, AMC Theaters, iTunes, AMF Bowling Alleys and Lake Shore Learning Store; small infant rattles, infant socks, infant bibs, Crayola magic markers, Crayola crayons, poster board, nail polish and remover, pacifiers, batteries, Koosh balls, Uno cards/ playing cards, hair accessories, chap stick, goop, soap, foam, shaving cream, stickers, coloring books; infant/ toddler clothes, socks, CDs, DVDs, cause and effect toys, vibrating teethers, toys with blinking lights and/or music, all-vinyl baby dolls, toddler toys and boppy pillows; Discman, Play Station 3, Game Cube, X-Box 36, Wii Games rated "E", joysticks/ controllers for PS3, "Nunchuck" for Wii, arts and crafts supplies, sports equipment, Frisbees, Bocce Ball Set, Nerf or soft/light weight balls, board games, Hot Wheels cars, action figures, ethnic Barbies, headphones, watches, alarm clocks, school supplies and Play-Doh; adolescent clothing, infant swings (Graco and Fisher Price), Bright Starts/ Fisher Price infant vibrating seat and Apple iPad. All items should be unwrapped.Muscular Dystrophy Association provides services to the adults and children in the community who live with any of 43 different neuromuscular diseases, including ALS. 410-494-7106. http://www.mda.org.
Wish List: For MDA Summer Camp: gift cards (Target, Walmart, Staples, grocery stores), insect repellant, sunscreen, band aids, hand sanitizer, gallon zipper bags, paper products, bottled water, arts and crafts kits, glue, construction paper and poster board. For general program services: colored copy paper, auction items such as restaurant gift cards, gift baskets, autographed sports memorabilia.
My Sister's Place Women's Center is a comprehensive resource center offering homeless and impoverished women and their children three warm meals a day and resources to help them achieve and sustain self-sufficiency. 410-659-3763. http://www.cc-md.org.
Wish List: Umbrellas, plastic rain ponchos, hand sanitizer, lip balm, socks (white or black), Band-aids, small first aid kits, manicure kits, nail polish, body spray, travel size facial tissues, wallet/coin purse/ID holder. Panties in all sizes (especially plus sizes), Bras in all sizes (especially large band and cup sizes), Sweaters/sweatshirts/long sleeved shirts in all sizes (especially plus sizes).
My Sister's Place Lodge (Catholic Charities) Provides a home for formerly homeless women diagnosed with mental illness or a disability. We provide a safe, comfortable, and nurturing environment where the women can increase their self-esteem and develop the skills necessary to be successful and reintegrated in the community. 410-528-9002 or http://www.cc-md.org.
Wish List: Sugar, cream, coffee, tuna, margarine, pasta sauces, pasta, ketchup, mayonnaise, gravy mixes, canned salmon, tuna, chicken; salad dressings, cereal.
Our Daily Bread provides a hot meal program serving more than a quarter million meals to the hungry of Baltimore City each year, including nutritious lunches every day of the year and breakfast to seniors and individuals with disabilities each weekday morning. 443-986-9031. http://www.cc-md.org.
Wish List: Sugar, teabags with strings, sandwich size zip-loc bags; brown lunch size paper bags; napkins, paper towels, toilet paper, laundry detergent; salt, black pepper; In-date canned and boxed food for the food pantry; peanut butter, jelly, butter, salad dressings, oil, spray oil; casseroles (request recipes please); used or new metal forks; family-size frozen macaroni and cheese casseroles; cold cereal variety; oatmeal, regular or quick; ground coffee. Deliveries are accepted seven days a week at 725 Fallsway, Baltimore MD 21202 between 8 a.m.-3 p.m.