As the holidays draw near and we look forward to spending precious time with family, shopping for special gifts and enjoying tasty meals and sweet treats, take time to remember those who are not as fortunate during this season of giving.
There are many wonderful nonprofit groups in Maryland that need your support to meet the growing needs of the people they serve in our communities.
Below is a listing of local organizations seeking charitable donations to continue their missions of helping the families who need it the most.
Santa Claus Anonymous
This local non profit raises money to give thousands of children living in poverty a Merry Christmas by giving gift certificates to eligible families who cannot afford to buy presents for the children. There are many ways you can support this organization, learn more here.
House of Ruth
House of Ruth Maryland is one of the nation’s leading intimate partner violence centers, helping thousands of battered women and their children find the safety and security. Financial donations are the best way to provide immediate help to the women and children who are in need of urgent support you can also , please review their wish list to see their current needs for families living in the shelter and in the community.
The Family Tree
The Family Tree is Maryland’s leading child abuse and neglect prevention center, providing the education and support parents need to raise healthy, productive children. Through their programs, they aim to break the cycle of abuse. There are many ways to support The Family Tree including financial contributions, purchasing a brick for their backyard garden and/or donating to their holiday gift center.
Angel Tree Program – Salvation Army
Angel Tree is a Christmas assistance program that provides gifts of new clothing and toys to thousands of children, ages 0-12. Children’s clothing sizes and special needs are collected and transferred to paper angels including the child’s name, age, and sex to get adopted. Learn more now and adopt an Angel online.
Hope for the Holidays – United Way of Central Maryland
Help make it the most wonderful time of the year for our neighbors in need across central Maryland. Make the season brighter by hosting a drive or volunteering at one of their upcoming holiday events or if you’re short on time consider making a special donation from their holiday wish list.
Toys for Tots Program
The mission of the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys and distribute them as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in our community. Donate your time, make a financial contribution or give/collect toys for donation.