In this season for giving, here's a list of organizations that need . . .

Looking for someplace where you can give time or money for a worthy cause? Here's a list of agencies and other organizations you can contact. Unless noted otherwise, all phone numbers are in the 410 area code, metropolitan Baltimore.

* The Adult Literacy Program at the Franciscan Center seeks monetary donations. Please contact Sister Delia at 467-5340 or send contributions to 2212 Maryland Ave., Baltimore 21218.


* AIDS Action Baltimore Inc., the only AIDS service provider dedicated exclusively to patient services, seeks donations to provide its clients with rent, food, clothing, medical services, prescriptions and other expenses. Send tax-exempt contributions to 2105 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21218.

* AIDS Interfaith Residential Services would appreciate the donation of the following items for the Don Miller House, a home for men with AIDS: drinking glasses, stove, clock, porch furniture, wheelchair ramp, music tapes, table tennis table, color television, VCR, Nintendo, magazine subscriptions, household goods, personal items, juices, soft drinks and garden tools. Information and a copy of the Don Miller House wish list: 383-2133.


* The Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Metropolitan Baltimore needs funds to promote community education and provide support to individuals and families faced with serious mental illness. Information: Marilyn Kresky-Wolff, 539-0525.

* American Parts Distributors is sponsoring the second annual Canned Food and Clothing Drive through Dec. 20 for the benefit of the South Baltimore Homeless Shelter. Non-perishable canned goods and clothing may be dropped off Mondays to Saturdays at the American Parts location at 3605 Milford Mill Road in Randallstown. In addition, customers will receive a 10 percent discount on any retail appliance parts purchase when making a donation. Information: 655-0777.

* The American Rescue Workers is seeking financial support for its rehabilitation program. Information: Rev. Michael E. Carr, 566-3300.

* The Amputee Association of Maryland is in need of office equipment such as an IBM compatible computer, printer or fax machine, as well as $300 to print brochures. Write Nina Roelke, the Amputee Association of Maryland, c/o Kernan Hospital, 2200 N. Forest Park Ave., Baltimore 21207.

* The Assistance Center of Towson Churches is seeking toys, board games, hats, mittens and scarves for its Toy Store to benefit needy children, ages 1-16. To donate new, unwrapped items: 296-4855, to arrange a drop-off time.

* Associated Catholic Charities is sponsoring the Alternate Christmas Program, through which Maryland residents can adopt a needy family for the holidays. Participants are asked to purchase new items for their family, including a Christmas meal, small gifts and toys. Information: 547-5533.

* Atlantic Federal Savings Bank, 118 Shawan Road, Cockeysville 21030, is adopting five families for Christmas for the second consecutive year. Donations needed include: non-perishable food; clothes such as hats, gloves, socks and sweaters for children; toys; and money to purchase items not received for all the children. Information: 771-5555.

* The Baltimore Association of Retarded Citizens needs the following items: portable television or VCR, WordPerfect software package, microwave, freezer, two word processors with printers and software, a copier, lift-van, fax machine, VCR tapes, sports equipment, books and magazines, IBM compatible computers, adult sweat shirts, sweat pants, underwear and tube socks. Contact: Marion Siporius, 323-5600. Send monetary donations to 4800 York Road, Baltimore, 21212.


* The Baltimore County Coalition for the Homeless needs furniture and household appliances for its resource bank, which distributes goods to homeless people in the county. Call Anne Lee, 285-4674, or Arnold Shapiro, 821-9274.

* The Baltimore County General Hospital Foundation is seeking philanthropic support for its "Growing to Serve" campaign, which makes possible the growth and modernization of the 26-year-old community hospital. Information: Robert Fischer, 521-2200.

* Baltimore Heritage would appreciate donations of money, printing services and clerical support to educate and advocate on behalf of historic preservation and neighborhood conservation. Contact: 625-2585. Write: 11 1/2 W. Chase St., Baltimore 21201.

* The Baltimore Regional Burn Center Foundation works to raise public awareness and funds to assist burn survivors at the region's only burn treatment facility. Information: 550-0895. Address contributions to Nadine Weinstein, Francis Scott Key Medical Center, 4940 Eastern Ave., Baltimore 21224.

* Baptist Family & Children's Services of Maryland is seeking individuals or groups who would like to sponsor a child by providing financial and prayer support. Information: 720-5310.

* The Benevolent Care Fund at Charlestown Retirement Community in Catonsville raises money to assist residents who may have severe financial difficulty. Income from the fund helps permit continued care and residence without unnecessary concern. Information: Rosemary Eck, 247-3400.


* Campaign for Our Children, a multidimensional program designed to reduce the incidence of teen-age pregnancy by promoting sexual abstinence among children, is seeking donations. Call 576-9015.

* Central Maryland Red Cross provides shelter, food, clothing and medical supplies to meet the emergency needs of disaster victims in our community. Send gifts to American Red Cross, 4700 Mount Hope Drive, Baltimore 21215-3200.

* The Child Abuse Prevention Center of Maryland accepts donations of canned goods, clothing, toys, baby items, household items and office supplies during the holidays and year round. Information: Jeanie Burk, 576-2414. Address: 1801 S. Hanover St., Baltimore 21230.

* The Children's Guild, an organization responsible for educational and therapeutic programs for emotionally disturbed children, needs the following items: new toys, games, manual typewriter, Nintendo Game Boy, blank tapes, current music tapes, hammers and screwdrivers, posters, a wheelchair, globe, bells, Quik broom, and an otoscope. Information: 444-3800. Write: The Children's Guild, 6802 McClean Blvd., Baltimore 21234.

* Christopher Place, a shelter program for homeless men, needs new underwear, socks, gloves, hats and toiletries (shampoo, spray deodorant, body lotion, lip protection, nail clippers). Ongoing needs include: bus tokens, toilet paper, paper towels, napkins and non-perishable food. The shelter is at 709 E. Eager St., Baltimore 21202. Call: 576-0066.

* The Claremont Tenant Council will host a children's Christmas party and distribute more than 100 bags of food to the needy and elderly this holiday season. Mail donations: 4458 Clareway, Baltimore 21213. Information: 485-4975.


* The Community Assistance Network in Dundalk needs food and winter coats for its holiday baskets. Information: Patricia Shaney, 285-4674.

* The Donated Dental Services Program of the Maryland Foundation of Dentistry is requesting funds to support laboratory fees for needy and handicapped dental patients to receive all types of prostheses (crowns, bridges, and dentures). Information: Lois Bedell, 964-1944.

* The Downtown Athletic Club, 210 E. Centre St., will be collecting non-perishable food items through the holidays. For drop-off times: 332-0906.

* Dundalk American Legion Post 38 seeks donations to purchase a new wheelchair-lift van for the purpose of transporting disabled passengers. Information: Frank Pinter, 285-9762.

* Florence Crittenton Services of Baltimore Inc., a residential facility for girls between the ages of 13 and 17 who have been the victims of physical, emotional and sexual abuse, seeks donations of these new items: lotion, crew socks, makeup kits, nail polish, stuffed animals, craft kits and games. Information: Carolyn Costa, activities coordinator, 3110 Crittenton Place, Baltimore 21211. Call 366-4333.

* Fort Smallwood Marine Institute, a non-profit alternative education school for juvenile offenders, has been cut from the state budget and seeks funds to keep its program active. The institute is also seeking commercial cooking equipment, computers, office equipment and job opportunities for teen-agers. Information: Mary Ellen Kitchen, 360-2120.


* The Franciscan Center needs help to make Christmas special for needy families. The following items are needed: new toys for infants to age 12; new clothing for men, women and children, such as hats, gloves, scarves, socks, turtlenecks and long underwear; pantry food, such as peanut butter, tuna, powdered milk, formula, canned fruits and vegetables, cloth or disposable diapers; personal hygiene items, such as soap, toothpaste, mouthwash, deodorant, razors; and cash donations toward any of the above. Information: 467-5340.

* Friends of the Enoch Pratt Free Library Inc. is seeking funds (tax-deductible) to help the Pratt Library, which is facing a financial crisis. Mail contributions to: 400 Cathedral St., Baltimore 21201.

* Gloria Brennan's Salon, in the Pikesville Hilton at 1726 Reisterstown Road, collects non-perishable foods throughout the year for the Maryland Food Bank. For drop-off times: 484-2766.

* The Greater Annapolis Chamber of Commerce has adopted a family for Christmas and would appreciate cash donations as well as food, clothes, toys and wrapping paper. Information: Shawna, 268-7676.

* The Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors is conducting a food drive until Dec. 19. Information: Paula Myers, 462-2500.

* The Greater Baltimore Crisis Pregnancy Center accepts new and used maternity clothes, baby clothes (newborn to 18 months), baby furniture, diapers, formula, baby food, blankets, booties and infant toys. Information: Nancy, 625-0102. Send monetary contributions to: 12 E. 21st St., Baltimore 21218.


* The Humane Society of Baltimore County is having its second annual Christmas/Hanukkah party for the animals from noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 8. During the open house at 1601 Nicodemus Road in Reisterstown, you can drop off items such as food, cat-pan litter and plastic pet toys. Information: Kate, 833-8848.

* The Jewish Family and Children's Services of Central Maryland operates a kosher food pantry and other programs to assist the elderly, ill and needy members of the Jewish community. Among items needed are non-perishable kosher foods, car seats, money. Information: 466-9200, Ext. 296.

* The Joseph House, a food pantry and place of hospitality at Chapel and Lombard streets, needs donations of money, non-perishable food and winter coats of all sizes in good condition. Information: Sister Linda, 675-9366, or leave a message.

* The Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, a non-profit voluntary health agency, is seeking donations to fund research to find better means of treatment and the prevention, cause, and cure of diabetes and its complications. Information: Tim O'Neill, 356-4555.

* Keswick, a home for individuals requiring long-term care, offers several options for donors. Financial gifts can be made through bequests, pooled-income funds, charitable remainder unitrusts, charitable remainder annuity trusts, life insurance policies, charitable lead trusts or family foundations. Or become a "Friend of Keswick" by donating any sum of money. Information: Vivi Duke, 235-8860, Ext. 380.

* Latin American Parents Association needs donations of over-the-counter drugs to send to orphanages and children's homes throughout Latin America. Also needed are children's vitamins, cold medicines, eye and ear drops and skin creams, especially anti-bacterial creams. Information: (301) 431-3407.


* The League for the Handicapped seeks donations of clothing and housewares for its family thrift shop. Information: Marlene Urban, 323-0500, Ext. 309. Address: 1111 E. Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore 21239-3998.

* The March of Dimes requests monetary contributions to enhance its Campaign for Healthier Babies program and research. Information: Karen Gatzke, 752-7990.

* The Maryland Chapter of the National Association for Sickle Cell Disease is collecting unwrapped toys and clothing for children ages 6-14 until Dec. 10. Information: Norma or Mary, 837-3050. Write: 828 E. Baltimore St., Baltimore 21202.

* The Maryland Food Committee's Bags of Plenty campaign is under way to feed the hungry over the holidays. Grocery bags of non-perishable foods such as canned meats, nuts, canned fruits and vegetables, pasta, cleaning supplies, paper products and diapers will be distributed to people in need by the Maryland Food Bank. Information: see displays in Giant food stores before Dec. 2. In addition, monetary donations will be used to fund self-sufficiency programs that help break the poverty cycle. Mail checks made out to Bags of Plenty to: Maryland Food Committee, P.O. Box 23709, Baltimore 21203.

* The Maryland School for the Blind has many needs to help the children it serves. Cash contributions are needed, as well as these items: wheelchairs, Braille and large-print books, two porch swings and one glider swing, videocassettes, batteries and battery-operated toys, Videosmarts game, Apple and IBM PC computers for the classroom, a 19-inch color TV and VCR, small appliances and kitchen equipment and PVC pipe. Information: 444-5000.

* My Sister's Place, a drop-in shelter for women and children, needs donations of new underwear, thermal socks, large-size clothing, diapers (especially medium and large), travel-size lotions and deodorants, toothpaste, petroleum jelly, hair products (such as brushes, shampoos and conditioners), paper goods, fast food gift certificates, shopping bags with handles, umbrellas, plastic ponchos, rain hats and rain boots. Information: 727-3523. Write: 123 W. Mulberry St., Baltimore 21201.


* The Northwest Child Development Center, a day-care center for needy children, seeks donations to fund its annual holiday party. Send contributions to: 3800 W. Belvedere Ave., Baltimore 21215.

* Our Friends Place/St. Jerome's Head Start needs individuals to adopt needy families for Christmas, as well as donations of baby items (powder, diapers, bottles), hats and mittens, and new gift items for distribution during the holiday season. Information: Amy Newby, 837-6870.

* Parents Anonymous of Maryland, a child-abuse prevention and treatment agency, needs money to sponsor direct services to abused and neglected children, adolescents, teen parents and parents under stress. Also needed: toys, money, IBM compatible vTC or Apple IIe computers and printers, an electric typewriter, a portable VCR and answering machines. Information: Mindy Amor, 728-7021.

* PATH: People Aiding Travelers and the Homeless would appreciate donations of personal hygiene products, hats, gloves, scarves, socks, winter coats, men's underwear, baby toys, diapers, formula, bottles and other baby care products. To arrange a drop-off time: 685-3569. Write: PATH, 204 N. Liberty St., Baltimore 21201.

* Planned Parenthood of Maryland provides high-quality medical services and education from eight sites across Maryland (five in Central Maryland) to help people make informed decisions about reproductive health, family planning options and sexuality. Tax-deductible gifts can be sent to 610 N. Howard St., Baltimore 21201.

* The Revelation Baptist Church needs canned goods and 50 turkeys to distribute to the poor for Christmas. Blankets and warm clothes are also needed through the winter season. Information: Barbara Harrison, 328-2084. Write: 2660 W. Baltimore St., Baltimore 21223.


* RESOLVE, an education and support group for people experiencing infertility, is financed solely by donations and memberships. Information: Barbara, 243-0235. Write: Box 5664, Baltimore 21210.

* The Salvation Army seeks assistance in its support of needy families, single mothers, the homeless and emergency shelter programs. Food donations, including canned goods, boxed goods and even perishables such as turkeys and hams are needed for the holidays. Blankets, mittens, scarves and other clothing donations are also being sought. Cash donations can be sent to the Salvation Army at 2602 Huntingdon Ave., P.O. Box 33308, Baltimore 21218. For drop-off locations and more

information about social services: John Kelly, 366-4997, Ext. 223.

* Santa Claus Anonymous depends on monetary support from businesses and private donations to raise $600,000 so it can bring Christmas to 60,000 needy children in Baltimore. To donate: 685-4830. Mail: c/o Carrollton Bank, 2 Charles Plaza, Baltimore 21201.

* The Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center is a private, non-profit agency that provides crisis intervention, counseling and emergency shelter to victims of rape, incest and domestic violence. Needs include monetary contributions, donations of non-perishable food, diapers, formula, household items or office supplies. Information: 377-8111.

* The Sexual Assault Recovery Center is seeking financial assistance for therapists, sweat suits and underwear for crisis victims, and tape recorders, TV, VCRs, computers and copiers for education and training purpose. Information: 685-0937. Take items to: 1010 St. Paul St., Baltimore 21202. If you need counseling: 366-RAPE.


* The Shepherd's Clinic is a medical clinic for the uninsured, funded by donations and staffed by doctors, nurses and receptionists volunteering their time. Information: Kathy Moss, 385-1308. Mail: 1927 St. Paul St., Baltimore 21218.

* The Shoes for School Program, sponsored by Baltimore Goodwill Industries, is responsible for supplying more than 2,000 pairs of shoes to needy children. Mail checks to Shoes for School, Baltimore Goodwill Industries, 4001 Southwestern Blvd., Baltimore 21229.

* The Sinai Fitness Center will begin its Harvest for the Hungry food drive in mid-December. Any non-perishable items can be dropped off at the center's location, 66 Painters Mill Road in Owings Mills.

* The Social Security Administration is sponsoring a food drive through Feb. 14. Drop off non-perishable food items and toiletries at 6401 Security Blvd.

* Southwest Emergency Services, an ecumenical ministry that assists residents of the 21227 ZIP code, needs donations of cash, food, clothing, furniture and household goods. Information: Betty Okonski, 247-8154 or 719-0722.

* Social Work Associates Placement Service needs caring people who can give money or Christmas presents for foster children ages 12-18 years. Information: Alvin Henderson, 727-1717. Write: 101 W. Read St., Suite 622, Baltimore 21201.


* United Cerebral Palsy needs donations for its residential services program, which assists adults with developmental disabilities to live independently. Information: Norma Lynch, 484-4540.

* United Support Against Multiple Sclerosis, a non-profit, voluntary organization, seeks donations. Information: 560-2205. Write: 201 W. Padonia Road, Suite 600, Timonium 21093.

* The United Way of Central Maryland runs its fund-raising campaign through the end of January. Information about the area's health and human service agencies: 547-8000, Ext. 340.

* The Unity Group, an advocacy group for battered women and their children, needs donations. Information: Angela Lee, Unity Group, P.O. Box 753, Eldersburg 21784. Call: 795-4849.

* The Woman's Housing Coalition needs bedroom curtains, twin bedspreads, dinette set, cleaning supplies, fans, kitchen chairs, drinking glasses, pots and pans, microwaves ovens, a computer, carpeting, lamps, garbage cans, bookshelves and books, and window winterizing kits. Information: Yvonne Butler, 235-5782.

* The Woodlawn Volunteer Fire Company needs money for a new firehouse. Information: John Fuchs, 265-8666.


* The Woodbourne Center, a nonprofit mental health agency serving families is crisis, needs cash donations, as well as board games, typewriters, calculators with printers, cassette tapes, posters, stuffed animals, clothing, and books. Information: Sheila Watkins, 783-2519. Address: 1301 Woodbourne Ave., Baltimore 21239.

* Your Source, a mentoring group that helps ninth graders at Southwestern High School scholastically, seeks donations for educational events. Information: Betty Derulo, 659-0002. Write c/o AdNet, 900 St. Paul St., Baltimore 21202.

* The YWCA needs monetary contributions to benefit its children and adult shelters. Mail donations to 128 W. Franklin St., Baltimore 21201.