Children's Bible Ministries of Maryland teaches the Bible to children and trains adults to teach children. 410-796-7990.
Wish List: All sizes and colors of copy paper, monetary donations for camp scholarships, computer printer, and half steer and frozen turkeys for camp meals in July.
Christ Church Link guides Howard County residents in crisis to aid for emergency needs (eviction prevention, utility turn-offs, food, clothing, shelter, jobs, etc.), and during the holidays, it helps families in need find Thanksgiving and Christmas meals and holiday gifts for their children. 410-309-9695.
Wish List: Cash donations to purchase holiday gifts/food, gift cards from Walmart, Target and food stores, sponsors (businesses, families, individuals, groups) for children from low-income families by providing Christmas gifts (child's age, size and wish list provided), new/unwrapped gifts for children from infants to age 12.
Coalition of Geriatric Services, Food on the 15th teaches children about philanthropy by collecting, sorting, bagging and delivering free groceries to low income senior citizens monthly.
Wish List: Non-perishable healthy canned goods, non-sugar sweetened cereals, plain rice, plain pasta, peanut butter, jelly, macaroni and cheese, low sugar canned vegetables, low salt canned vegetables, powdered milk, new flashlights and new flashlight batteries, and $10 gift cards to local grocery stores. 410-608-1913.
Columbia Housing Corporation promotes and provides quality housing that is affordable to the Howard County community. 410-730-9554.
Wish List: Conference room table and 20 chairs, eight desktop computers, six bookcases, multicultural picture books, gift card to neighborhood grocery stores, gently-used keyboards, gloves, hats and scarves.
The Domestic Violence Center provides comprehensive services to women, men and children impacted by intimate partner violence and sexual assault in Howard County. 410-997-0304.
Wish List: Basinet, snowsuit (3-6 months), baby socks (3-6 months), bibs, mittens, Playtex disposable baby bottles with refills, car seat for newborn, XL sports bras, XXL winter coat, sweatshirts/sweatpants (XXL), flip camcorder, two black rolling catalog cases, six black 1-inch flip chart horizontal round-ring easel binders, one portable speaker for use with mp3 device, art supplies, white sand for therapeutic sand tray, six sound/white noise machines, desktop color printer/copier, good condition sofa/loveseat for counseling office, catering for client holiday party, paper goods for client holiday party — plates, napkins, plastic ware, cups.
FIRN empowers immigrants, refugees, asylees and other foreign-born individuals by helping them to access community resources and opportunities. 410-992-1923.
Wish List: Food gift cards, new clothing and new toys for the holiday program.
First Generation College Bound is a grass roots nonprofit organization whose goal is to increase the number of students who attend college by developing an educational community support system by bridging the resources of the home, church, school and community. 301-490-0911.
Wish List: Two computers, school supplies and Christmas party gifts for 60 low-income students.
Frisky's Wildlife and Primate Sanctuary is a wildlife rehabilitation center for orphaned, injured and displaced baby wild animals and a sanctuary for exotic pets. 410-418-8899.
Wish List: Monetary donations, generator, fire extinguishers, Dell laptop computer, nature books or DVDs, new or used linens and towels, medical supplies, canned fruits and vegetables, new tarps, toys for monkeys and gift cards for supplies.
Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center provides shelter to homeless individuals and families, along with crisis intervention services. 410-531-6006.
Wish List: Gift cards (Walmart, Target, Kohl's, Safeway, Food Lion and Giant), new pillows, diapers, Pull-Ups (all sizes), wipes, over-the-counter medications for adults and children, laundry detergent and bleach.
Healthy Families helps first time parents in Howard County access resources to promote stability for their families and prevent abuse and neglect. 410-715-3716.
Wish List: Diapers of all sizes, formula of all types, baby wipes, gently used baby clothing size newborn through age 5, gift cards from Target, Walmart, etc., safety gates.