FALL GIVING PROJECT 2021 - DELIVER HOPE.

 

Make a difference this season for individuals and families facing poverty and homelessness in Frederick County, Maryland.

To find out more about St. Nick Delivers!, who we are, and what we do, click HERE to be redirected to our About page.

 

Interested in giving to a specific organization? Click on the organization's name below to skip ahead to their giving spotlight on this page...

  -  Support Frederick County Food Banks through Scouting For Food

  -  Senior Meals on Wheels for the Holidays

  -  Seton Center Inc.

  -  Society of St. Vincent de Paul, St. Teresa of Calcutta Conference

 

 
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Scouting for Food is our local Food Banks LARGEST  food drive of the year, held every Fall prior to Thanksgiving. Our local food banks rely heavily on this annual event to stock their shelves for the upcoming holiday months when food demands are the greatest. 

 

Mark your calendar to donate to Scouting's annual service project - Scouting for Food:
 

🔴Post-It Note Distribution Date: November 6, 2021 
 

🔵Food Pick-up Date: November 13, 2021

     **set food out for pick-up by 8:30am**

*Please no glass containers. We highly recommend utilizing reusable bags to donate loose or smaller pantry items for transport/distribution purposes if not donating as a wrapped case or boxed containment.*

*All donations stay local and are donated to the local area food banks the same day as pick-up.

 

Items in highest demand include:

  • canned protein (tuna, salmon, chicken, peanut butter)

  • soups and stews (beef stew, chili, meat-based soups)

  • 100% fruit juices (all sizes)

  • grains (pasta, whole grain pasta, rice, brown rice, boxed macaroni and cheese)

  • cereals (multi-grain, low sugar cereals, oatmeal)

  • canned fruits

  • condiments and spreads

  • hygiene products (diapers, toilet paper, tissues, soap, shampoo, toothpaste, feminine products).

To learn more about each of our local Frederick County, Maryland Food Banks, or if your donation is missed being picked up on Saturday November 13, 2021, click HERE to be redirected to our year-round giving page which details each Food Bank's current needs and ways to donate including monetary donations.

 
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The Frederick County, Maryland Meals on Wheels program provides 2 meals a day to homebound adults age 60 or older, or adults of any age with a chronic health condition or disability who meet program eligibility guidelines, and live in Frederick County. A hot meal is delivered midday, accompanied by a cold meal that can be refrigerated and eaten later. Participants must be homebound due to illness or physical limitations, not able to prepare meals, and have no caregiver to assist with food shopping and preparation, or cannot safely prepare food due to physical, mental, or emotional impairment. Click HERE to learn more about the Frederick County, Maryland Meals on Wheels program.

This Fall season, Meals on Wheels will be hosting a "Senior Meals on Wheels for the Holidays" Gift Bag Donation Drive. The goal is to offer a holiday gift bag to each of the 300 clients across the entire Frederick County Meals on Wheels program. The gifts bags made such an impact for the senior community last year, they would like to repeat the spread of holiday cheer again this year. Many of the senior clients called or sent letters with thanks for the gifts received and some even mentioned it was the ONLY gift they received for the holidays.

 

While 300 bags is their goal, there is NO commitment or expectation for any one individual to contribute quantities of 300 of any item. Give as you are able whether it be 1 or 10 or more.

 

Listed below are the items they hope to include in the holiday gift bags:

  • Adults size hats, gloves or socks

  • Sample or full sized toiletries (soap, shampoo, body lotion, personal size hand sanitizer, toothpaste, toothbrushes, tissues) New, unopened containers, please.

  • Individually wrapped holiday treats (Commercially packaged single serve cookies, snacks, candies, crackers, hot cocoa) please check expiration dates

  • Homemade ornaments

  • Small miscellaneous gifts (pocket calendars, decorative notepads, notecards, mugs, decorative hand towels, or other small knick-knacks)

  • Knit crochet scarves, hats or blankets

  • Empty gift bags (to be filled with goodies!) size 10”x13” works best!

  • Large print puzzle books with pencils (cross word or word search) OR Adult coloring books with colored pencils or markers

 

Although currently closed to the public, donations can be dropped off or direct shipped to the Frederick Senior Center, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 10:00am - 3:00pm. Anyone dropping of donations can ring the doorbell between the main front doors and a staff member will be out to assist them. Donations must be received no later than Friday November 26, 2021 to the following address:  

Meals on Wheels - FC Senior Services Division

Attn: Cassandra Chandler

1440 Taney Avenue

Frederick, MD  21702

Should you require a receipt for your tax deductible donation: Contact Cassandra Chandler from the Frederick County Senior Services Division prior to dropping off your items via email at cchandler@frederickcountymd.gov or via phone at 301-600-6008.

 
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The Seton Outreach Center serves residents of northern Frederick County, Maryland. They provide emergency financial assistance when necessary; their goal is to help build bridges out of poverty by offering programs that will educate, empower, and encourage moving forward to a better, sustainable life. To learn more about the Seton Center click on their logo above to be redirected to their website home page. 

 

Seton Center assists approximately 250 eligible families each year to celebrate the holidays with dignity and joy. Their Helping Hands Program, consists of two major holidays: Thanksgiving and Christmas. Over the last few years, needs have increased as the number of families applying to the program grows amid the pandemic and economic woes our nation faces. At Thanksgiving, Seton distributes approximately $50-$75 in local grocery store gift cards to each family to assist in planning their Thanksgiving meal.

Ways to donate to towards Seton's Thanksgiving Helping Hands Program

 

Jubilee Foods, Food Lion, and Weis Markets Gift Cards in $25 increments can be mailed or dropped off during office hours Monday through Friday 9am-4pm by Friday, November 12, 2021 to: 

 

Seton Center Inc.

Attn: Tina Lamont, Helping Hands Program Coordinator

226 E. Lincoln Ave.

Emmitsburg, MD 21727

Or make an immediate impact to Seton Center's Holiday Helping Hands Program by clicking 'SC Holiday Donate Now' to be redirected to their online holidays donation page. The funds are used to purchase the local grocery store gift cards (Jubilee, Food Lion, and Weis) for Thanksgiving distribution.

 

Accepts Credit Card Donations.​

Tax deductible donations can also be made via check payable to: The Seton Center. Please note 'Helping Hands Program' in the memo section of the check and mail/drop off to the same address used for gift card donations above.

For more information, please contact Tina Lamont at tina.lamont@doc.org or 301-447-6102 x13.

 
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SOCIETY of ST. VINCENT de PAUL

ST. TERESA of CALCUTTA CONFERENCE

SVDP - St. Teresa of Calcutta Conference is an emergency financial assistance program whose mission is to provide those facing eviction, utilities cut off, need for security deposit assistance, need for prescriptions, and other financial crisis within the Brunswick, Jefferson, and Middletown Valley communities. 

SVDP - St. Teresa of Calcutta Conference relies heavily on the generous donations of supporters like you to fund their emergency relief program. Tax deductible donations can be made via check payable to: 

 

SVDP - St. Teresa of Calcutta Conference

P.O. Box 9

Brunswick, MD 21716

To learn more about the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, St. Teresa of Calcutta Conference please contact 240-439-3932 or click their logo above to be redirected to the National Council's website home page.