Wish list: Volunteers and pet food for clients who have pets.

My Neighbors Foundation provides school supplies and pays for student activities for those attending schools in the Hereford Zone. P.O. Box 477, Monkton, MD 21111. http://www.myneighborsfoundation.org.

Wish List: Monetary donations.

Penn-Mar Human Services Inc. provides support services to individuals with disabilities or human service needs in northern Baltimore and southern York, Pa. counties. http://www.penn-mar.org.


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Wish list: Monetary donations. Mail to: 310 Old Freeland Road, Freeland, MD 21053.

40 West Assistance and Referral Center Inc. provides emergency food, counseling, and financial assistance with evictions, temporary shelter, utility turnoffs, prescriptions and transportation. 410-233-4357.

Wish List: Copy paper (white and assorted colors), HP printer cartridges No. 22 and/or No. 57, canned or boxed non-perishable foods for food pantry, clean, unused or new baby, infant or toddler clothes, assorted diapers, bath soap bars, dish washing detergent and laundry detergent.

Baltimore Child Abuse Center mission is to provide all reported victims of child sexual abuse in Baltimore, and their non-offending caretakers, with comprehensive interviews, medical treatment, referrals, and crisis counseling services with the goal of preventing future child sexual abuse. 410-396-6147 or http://www.bcaci.org.

Wish List: Monetary donations. Also, crayons, colored pencils, markers, coloring books, construction paper, glue sticks, child-friendly scissors, stickers.

Baltimore County Department of Social Services Volunteer Office provides assistance to clients through on-going programs and yearly projects. 410-853-3021 or dward3@dhr.state.md.us.

Wish List: New toys/ gifts, baskets of food (nonperishables), gloves, mittens, scarves, hats and undies (all sizes) and monetary donations. Also inquire about sponsoring a family.

Believe In Tomorrow National Children's Foundation provides hospital and retreat housing services for critically ill children and their families. The Believe In Tomorrow Children's House at Johns Hopkins offers families a sense of home where they can stay for days or weeks at a time while their child undergoes treatment or surgery for a life threatening illness. Believe In Tomorrow also offers families five beach and mountain retreat homes, which they can utilize year-round, free of charge, to renew their spirits and reconnect as a family. Believe In Tomorrow's unique programs bring comfort, hope and joy to critically ill children and their families. 410-744-1032. http://www.believeintomorrow.org.

Wish List: 2 matching reclining lounge chairs, 1 love seat sleeper sofa, 2 traditional sofas (leather or fabric), 3-4 multi-colored Adirondack chairs for deck furniture, 2 air hockey tables.

Casey Cares Foundation provides uplifting, heartwarming, and continuing programs with a special touch to critically ill children and their families throughout Maryland and the Mid-Atlantic area. 443-568-0064. http://www.caseycaresfoundation.org.

Wish List: $10 or $25 gift certificates for Target, Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Ledo Pizza, Pizza Hut, Pizzeria Uno, Three Brothers Pizza, Taco Bell, or Subway. $10 or $25 gift certificates for other national restaurants, big box store and movie theater chains. New, two-piece pajamas (adult and infant sizes are our most needed)

Caritas House Assisted Living serves seniors who can no longer live independently, offering assistance with daily activities, medication management, housekeeping, and recreational and cultural activities in a comfortable home-like environment. 410-646-6570. http://www.cc-md.org.

Wish List: Monetary donations made at http://www.cc-md.org/donatenow, Karaoke machine, CDs (oldies and music from the 50s), and DVDs (family movies).

Center for Pregnancy Concerns is a pregnancy resource center providing free physical, emotional and spirituaal help and guidance to women and children. 410-243-6823. http://www.cpcforhelp.org.

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.