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.

Dream 4 It Foundation raises funds to support educational scholarships for college freshmen. 443-472-3311. http://www.dream4it.net.


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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 (no mouthwash); 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; vcuum cleaners; tothpaste (3oz and 4oz tubes), toothbrushes; umbrellas; clothing for plus sized women.

Kennedy Krieger Institute is improving the 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, 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.

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.

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. 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.

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.