IMMEDIATE NEED ALERT! - Updated 11-4-2021

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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 find out more about the Seton Center click on their logo above to be redirected to their website home page. 


Each year, Seton Center partners with our generous donors to deliver meal cards, gift cards, and toys to their neighbors in need. In 2020, they served over 130 families with over $21,000 in gift cards. So far, they have had over 75 families apply for help with a few weeks to go and are on pace to at least meet, if not exceed, last year which means they are falling short on donations!


They are most in need of $25 gift cards to Weis, Jubilee, and Food Lion for both Thanksgiving and Christmas, as well as $50 gift cards to Walmart and Target for the 100+ 12 to 17 year old children expected to apply for Christmas assistance. Gift cards can be mailed or dropped off at our office, Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 3:00pm. Grocery gift cards for Thanksgiving distribution must be received by Friday, November 12, 2021. All gift cards for Christmas distribution must be received by Friday, December 10, 2021 or you can make a donation online and they'll buy the gift cards.

Seton Center Inc.

Attn: Tina Lamont, Helping Hands Program Coordinator

226 E. Lincoln Ave.

Emmitsburg, MD 21727

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 or 301-447-6102 x13.