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 — 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. 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.
Night of Peace Family Shelter Inc. — provides emergency shelter for families. 410-922-4357. http://www.nightofpeace.com.
Wish List: Blankets, pampers (sizes 4 and 5), baby wipes, air mattresses (twin size), children's coats (all sizes), women's coats (all sizes), socks (children and adults) gloves for women and children, towels, washcloths and feminine sanitary products.
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.
Santa Claus Anonymous — provides assistance in the form of gift certificates redeemable at local merchants to aid families in the purchase of toys, clothing, or books for holiday presents. 443-557-7000.
Wish List: Monetary donations by mail or online only. PO Box 28385, Baltimore, MD 21234 or http://www.santaclausanonymous.org.
Sarah's House — provides emergency shelter, transitional housing, and support services to help homeless families achieve independence and strengthen their families. 410-551-7722. http://www.cc-md.org.
Wish List: Gift cards (Target, Walmart, Safeway, Costco, Giant or Sam's Club), Bed linens (twin size sheet sets, blankets, comforters), wash clothes, towels, pillows, Pack n Play, napkins, toilet paper, paper towels, plates, plastic forks/spoons/knives; Sets of dishes; silverware, pots and pans, glasses, shower curtains and rugs.
St. Vincent's Villa — provides comprehensive, therapeutic services to boys and girls, ages 5-14 whose behavioral and emotional needs require an intensive residential setting. 410-252-4000, ext. 1672. http://www.cc-md.org.
Wish List: New twin size comforters, new books (pre-school grade 4), puzzles 50-500 pieces; Wii Games (Just Dance), legos, arts and craft kits, video games rated E, Mp3 players, personal radios, gameboys, basketballs, footballs, soccer balls, uno cards, playing cards, board games such as connect four, battleship, sorry, operation, remote control cars. Gift cards to the movies, bowling and fast food restaurants are always. Only new toys please.
Turnaround Inc. — provides emergency shelter, counseling, community education, emergency room companions, legal services and a 24-hour hot line for victims of rape, domestic violence, child sexual assault and adult survivors of child sexual abuse. 410-377-8111. http://www.turnaroundinc.org.
Wish List: Nonperishable food items, diapers, hats, gloves, scarves, gift cards and gas cards, household cleaning supplies, papertowels, toilet paper.
United Churches Assistance Network — (UCAN) provides emergency financial assistance to families and individuals in the community, evictions, utility turnoffs, medicine and food. Open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. 410-628-2102.
Wish List: Money, gift cards to food stores, Target and Walmart.
Victor's Vittles Food Pantry — provides food serving ZIP codes 21234, 21236, 21286. 410-668-8089. Open Tuesdays-Fridays, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. http://www.christusvictoronline.org.
Wish List: Nonperishable food, personal-needs items, perishable food (contact church to arrange delivery).