WINTER GIVING PROJECT 2021 - DELIVER HOPE.

DONATION SIGN UP LINKS, AMAZON WISH LISTS, AND MORE!

Make a difference this holiday 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.

NEW for 2021! Make a monetary, gift card, or gift-wrapping material donation for ANY of our charitable partners from Friday November 5, 2021 through Sunday December 5, 2021 by utilizing our St. Nick Delivers! display in the Narthex area of Holy Family Catholic Community Church, 7321 Burkittsville Road, Middletown, MD 21769. Look for our RED St. Nick Delivers! collection box and gift wrap donation bin. 

This year's drive-up Collection Day event will be on December 4, 2021 from 9:00am - 1:00pm at the HFCC parking lot. This is a fantastic opportunity for those who wish to donate to multiple charities at once, click HERE for more details. To view our event on Facebook click HERE.

 

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

  -  Alan P. Linton, Jr. Emergency Shelter for Homeless Adults

  -  Brunswick Ecumenical Assistance Committee On Needs (BEACON)

  -  Brunswick Food Bank

  -  Emergency Family Shelter for Homeless Families with Children

  -  Glade Valley Community Services

  -  Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County, Maryland 

  -  Middletown Valley Food Bank

  -  Middletown Valley People Helping People (MVPHP)

  -  MUMC Weekend Food Backpack Ministry
  -  Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs

  -  Seton Center Inc.

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

  -  Greater Urbana Area Food Bank 

  -  Vindobona Nursing & Rehabilitation Center 

Not sure who to donate to? Bring any age/any size NEW unopened toy, child clothing item, winter coat/hat/gloves (child or adult size), toiletry items (child or adult), diapers/wipes (larger sizes/pull-ups preferred), paper products, cleaning supplies, non-perishable food items, gift card or monetary donation to our December 4, 2021 drive-up Collection Day event and our volunteers will be happy to guide your donations to the greatest needs.

Your donations will provide HOPE to those in need this holiday season, THANK YOU!

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BEACON is a non-profit, ecumenical body, established primarily to provide food and emergency financial assistance to those in need. To include providing for the social, physical and emotional needs of the most vulnerable citizens of the Greater Brunswick Community. BEACON relies on generous donations from supporters like you to fund their community programs including the Brunswick Food Bank and the Emergency Relief Fund providing rental assistance, security deposits, utility bills, and needs for local school children. To learn more about BEACON click their logo above to be redirected to their website home page.

This holiday season BEACON is seeking assistance with their Community Christmas Assistance Program in providing:

  • Winter Hats and Winter Gloves to each child 13-17 years of age (approx. 35 children)

  • A $10-$15 fast food gift card (local to Brunswick) to each child 13-17 years of age to enjoy a lunch or dinner out with friends

  • Gift wrapping supplies for each sponsored family to wrap their child's gifts (approx. 150 children in total)

To fulfill any of the needs listed above please click the following link to view our BEACON giving tree ornament selections and delivery options:

 

Or make an immediate impact by clicking 'BEACON Donate Now' to be redirected to their online donation page. Under the 'Would you like to designate your gift?' heading select 'Yes'. A new selection box will appear to it's right. Select 'If Yes, where?' and under that heading you can then select one of the following BEACON community programs to donate to:

  • BEACON General Fund (school supply drive, Thanksgiving & Christmas assistance to name a few)

  • Brunswick Food Bank

  • Emergency Relief Fund

  • Other (if you select this option another selection box will appear below for you to type in your specific designation)

 

Donations made via PayPal

Tax deductible donations can be made via check payable to 'BEACON' at the following address:

BEACON
7 S Maryland Ave.
Brunswick, MD 21716

*If you wish to support an individual program please note it's title in the memo section of your check.

NEW for 2021!! Make a monetary, gift card, or gift-wrapping material donation for ANY of our charitable partners from Friday November 5, 2021 through Sunday December 5, 2021 by utilizing our St. Nick Delivers! display in the Narthex area of Holy Family Catholic Community Church (7321 Burkittsville Road, Middletown, MD 21769). Look for our RED donation box and bucket!

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The Brunswick Food Bank has been serving the Brunswick community since December 1978 by providing food to those in need based on the size of the family and specific needs. They are one of eight Food Banks in Frederick County, Maryland affiliated with the Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs (RCEHN). The Food Bank works closely with Brunswick’s Emergency Relief Fund, local schools, and fraternal organizations to help families with additional needs. To learn more about the Brunswick Food Bank click their logo above to be redirected to their website home page.

This holiday season the Brunswick Food Bank is in most need of the following non-perishable food and personal hygiene items:

  • canned fruit

  • canned soups

  • canned & boxed potatoes (mashed, scalloped, au gratin, skillet, hashbrowns)

  • meal helpers (hamburger helper, chicken helper, Velveeta skillets, homestyle bakes types)

  • peanut butter (plastic containers)

  • jelly (plastic containers)

  • boxed desserts 

To fulfill any of the needs listed above please click the following link to view our Brunswick Food Bank giving tree ornament selections and delivery options:

 

Or make an immediate impact to the Brunswick Food Bank by clicking 'BEACON Donate Now' to be redirected to their online donation page. Under the 'Would you like to designate your gift?' heading select 'Yes'. A new selection box will appear to it's right. Select 'If Yes, where?' and under that heading you can then select the Brunswick Food Bank:​​

 

Donations made via PayPal

Tax deductible donations can also be made via check payable to 'BEACON' noting the 'Brunswick Food Bank' in the memo section of your check at the following address:

 

BEACON

Attn: Brunswick Food Bank
7 S Maryland Ave.
Brunswick, MD 21716

NEW for 2021!! Make a monetary, gift card, or gift-wrapping material donation for ANY of our charitable partners from Friday November 5, 2021 through Sunday December 5, 2021 by utilizing our St. Nick Delivers! display in the Narthex area of Holy Family Catholic Community Church (7321 Burkittsville Road, Middletown, MD 21769). Look for our RED donation box and bucket!

 
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Glade Valley Community Services

NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS

Glade Valley Community Services (GVCS) is a local non-profit organization founded in 2004 to meet the needs of families and individuals in the Walkersville High School feeder district, which includes Union Bridge, Keymar, Ladiesburg, Mt. Pleasant, Woodsboro and Walkersville through the coordination of donations of time, talent, money and other resources. To learn more about GVCS click their logo above to be redirected to their website home page.

 

GVCS relies on generous donations from supporters like you to fund their community programs including the Back-to-School Project, Emergency Relief Fund, Glade Valley Food Bank, Holiday Toy Shoppe, and Educational Assistance Fund. 

Tax deductible donations can be made via check payable to Glade Valley Community Services at the following address:

GVCS

P.O. Box 655 

Walkersville, MD 21793

If you wish to support an individual program please note it's title in the memo section of your check.

 

 

Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County, Maryland was established in 1993 as an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, their mission is to help families in need achieve the strength, stability, and self-reliance that comes with affordable homeownership. In line with their “hand up, not hand out” philosophy, they partner with hardworking Frederick County families who cannot qualify for a conventional mortgage and have no other way to own a home of their own. Their partner families work side by side with volunteers from the community to build, renovate or repair their homes.

 

Since their establishment Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County, Maryland has built or renovated 44 homes. These homes are scattered throughout Frederick County communities in Middletown, Brunswick, the City of Frederick, Walkersville, Thurmont, Emmitsburg and Buckeystown. In addition to building affordable housing, Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County is a designated Neighborhood Revitalization affiliate which serves local neighborhoods by responding to community aspirations with an expanded array of products, services and local partnerships that empower residents to revive their neighborhoods and enhance their quality of life. To learn more about Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County, Maryland click their logo above to be redirected to their website homepage.

This holiday season Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County, Maryland is in most need of the following items:

  • Gift Cards in any denomination to Lowe's Home Improvement*

  • Gift Cards in any denomination to Home Depot*

*Activation slip must be taped to the gift card(s)

The Habitat for Humanity ReStore gratefully accepts donations of building materials and home goods from the public, which can be sold in their store to generate funds in support of the work of Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County. Click HERE to find out how to donate to the ReStore.

Tax deductible donations via check payable to 'Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County' and Gift Card donations can be mailed to the following address:

Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County

P.O. Box 338

Frederick, MD 21705

Or make an immediate impact to Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County, Maryland by clicking 'HABITAT Donate Now' to be redirected to their online donation page.

 

NEW for 2021!! Make a monetary, gift card, or gift-wrapping material donation for ANY of our charitable partners from Friday November 5, 2021 through Sunday December 5, 2021 by utilizing our St. Nick Delivers! display in the Narthex area of Holy Family Catholic Community Church (7321 Burkittsville Road, Middletown, MD 21769). Look for our RED donation box and bucket!

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The Middletown Valley Food Bank’s (MVFB) goal is to alleviate hunger in our community by soliciting, collecting, and distributing food and personal supplies through a food pantry located on Main Street. MVFB relies on generous donations from supporters like you to purchase fresh produce, dairy, and personal care items, as well as pay operating expenses. To learn more about the MVFB click on their logo above to be redirected to their website home page. 

This holiday season MVFB is in most need of the following non-perishable food and personal hygiene items:

  • sugar

  • brown sugar

  • small cans of regular coffee

  • mayonnaise

  • pancake syrup

  • pancake mix

  • low sodium canned vegetables

  • crackers

  • canned sweet potatoes

  • shampoo​​

  • bars of soap

  • deodorant

  • toothpaste

  • paper towels

 

To fulfill any of the needs listed above please click the following link to view our Middletown Valley Food Bank giving tree ornament selections and delivery options:

Tax deductible donations can be made via check payable to 'Middletown Valley Food Bank' at the following address:

 

MVFB Treasurer
Evangelical Lutheran Church
107 West Main Street
Middletown, MD 21769

NEW for 2021!! Make a monetary, gift card, or gift-wrapping material donation for ANY of our charitable partners from Friday November 5, 2021 through Sunday December 5, 2021 by utilizing our St. Nick Delivers! display in the Narthex area of Holy Family Catholic Community Church (7321 Burkittsville Road, Middletown, MD 21769). Look for our RED donation box and bucket!

 
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The mission of Middletown Valley People Helping People (MVPHP) is to develop and support programs that benefit the citizens of the Middletown Valley area. We serve residents of all ages that live in Braddock Heights, Middletown, Myersville, Wolfsville, and other local communities.

 

Programs that MVPHP provide and/or support:

  • Provides drivers for medical appointments

  • Coordinates holiday assistance

  • Contributes to local school supply drive

  • Supports exercise class for 50+

  • Support local senior citizens group

  • Provides drivers for the local Meals on Wheels

  • Provides emergency financial assistance

  • Provides referrals to other agencies

To learn more about MVPHP click on their logo above to be redirected to their website homepage. MVPHP relies on generous donations from supporters like you to fund their community programs.

 

This holiday season MVPHP is seeking assistance with their Holiday Assistance Program in providing the following items for children 11-17 years of age and their families:

  • Pajamas, Socks, Underwear

  • Personal Hygiene and Body Care Items

  • Gift Items (such as wallets, nail care products, hair care products, slipper socks)

  • Winter Gloves and Winter Hats

  • Retail gift cards in denominations of $25 to: Target, Walmart, Kohl's, and Amazon

  • Grocery gift cards in denominations of $25 to: Safeway, Giant Eagle, and Weis Markets

To fulfill any of the needs listed above please click the following link to view our MVPHP giving tree ornament selections and delivery options:

Tax deductible donations can be made via check payable to 'Middletown Valley People Helping People (MVPHP)' at the following address: 

 

MVPHP

P.O. Box 477

Middletown, MD 21769

NEW for 2021!! Make a monetary, gift card, or gift-wrapping material donation for ANY of our charitable partners from Friday November 5, 2021 through Sunday December 5, 2021 by utilizing our St. Nick Delivers! display in the Narthex area of Holy Family Catholic Community Church (7321 Burkittsville Road, Middletown, MD 21769). Look for our RED donation box and bucket!

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The Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs has been the leading provider of emergency shelter and supporting services in Frederick County, Maryland since 1981. They offer the County’s only two emergency shelter programs (Alan P. Linton, Jr. Emergency Shelter and the Emergency Family Shelter), provide healthcare, dental, and energy assistance to people and families in need, and work to prevent homelessness from becoming a reality. To learn more about The Religious Coalition click on their logo above to be redirected to their website.

 

In addition to their emergency shelters and supporting services, each year The Religious Coalition hosts a Christmas Assistance Program supporting over 300 children of families and senior citizens facing poverty in local communities. 

 

This holiday season the Christmas Assistance Program is seeking assistance in providing the following items for children 13-17 years of age, their families, and senior citizens:

  • Retail gift cards in denominations of $25 to: Target, Walmart, and Amazon

  • Clothing Store gift cards in denominations of $25

  • Shoe Store gift cards in denominations of $25

  • Pajamas, Socks, Underwear

  • Winter Gloves and Winter Hats

  • Personal Hygiene and Body Care Items

  • Gift Items (such as sports balls, games, fan gear/apparel, art supplies, music)

  • Stocking Stuffers (no food please)

  • Bikes with Bike Helmets

  • Gift Wrapping Supplies

  • Grocery, Gas, or Pharmacy gift cards in denominations of $25 for families and seniors

To fulfill any of the needs listed above please click the following link to view our Religious Coalition giving tree ornament selections and delivery options:

 

Children's Link: 

 

 

Family & Senior Citizen Link: 

To SPONSOR an entire family participating in the Christmas Assistance Program this holiday season contact Sheila Simms at 301-631-2670, extension 125 or via email at sheila.simms123@gmail.com.

Or make an immediate impact to The Religious Coalition by clicking 'RC Donate Now' to be redirected to their online donation page. Under the 'I Wish to Support' heading, you can then select one of the following programs to donate to:

  • Where the need is Greatest

  • Alan P. Linton, Jr Emergency Adult Shelter

  • Emergency Family Shelter (for families with children)

  • Homeless Prevention Services (security deposit assistance, eviction prevention, energy assistance)

  • Beyond Shelter Campaign (funds the new home for the Emergency Family Shelter)

  • Dental Assistance

  • Prescription Assistance

  • Energy Assistance

Accepts both Credit Card and Direct Debit Donations.​

Tax deductible donations can be made via check payable to 'The Religious Coalition' at the following address:

The Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs
27 Degrange St.
Frederick, MD 21701

*If you wish to support an individual program please note it's title in the memo section of your check.

NEW for 2021!! Make a monetary, gift card, or gift-wrapping material donation for ANY of our charitable partners from Friday November 5, 2021 through Sunday December 5, 2021 by utilizing our St. Nick Delivers! display in the Narthex area of Holy Family Catholic Community Church (7321 Burkittsville Road, Middletown, MD 21769). Look for our RED donation box and bucket!

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ALAN P. LINTON, JR. EMERGENCY SHELTER

FOR HOMELESS ADULTS
 

The Alan P. Linton, Jr. Emergency Shelter is an 88-bed facility that offers homeless adults a safe place to sleep, shower, and receive laundry assistance.  The shelter is the largest in Frederick County and is open 365 days a year.  They provide case management for residents so that they may set up a plan to find secure housing. To learn more about The Alan P. Linton, Jr. Emergency Shelter click HERE to be redirected to their website home page.

 

This holiday season the Alan P. Linton Jr. Emergency Shelter is seeking assistance in providing the following items to their shelter residents:

  • Hand and Foot Warmers

  • Single Serve Snacks

  • Cups of Instant Soup

  • Caffeinated Coffee

  • Paper Hot Cups

  • Kitchen Cutlery

  • Paper Towels/Toilet Paper

  • Bar Soap/Body Wash (travel size)

  • Shampoos/Conditioners (travel size)

  • Lotion (travel size)

  • Toiletry or Personal Care Kits (travel size)

  • Adult size Clothing (NEW and in unopened original packaging - winter coats ONLY can be gently used/like new with no stains or tears.)

To fulfill any of the needs listed above please click the following link to view our Alan P. Linton, Jr. Emergency Shelter giving tree ornament selections and delivery options:

Too excited to wait for Collection Day? Donate anytime, anywhere with our Amazon Wish List direct shipment option! Add the items you wish to donate to the Alan P. Linton, Jr. Emergency Shelter to your cart and when you get to the checkout process, Amazon will prompt you to select a shipping address; the Religious Coalition address will automatically be listed under 'other addresses' as part of selecting from the Linton Shelter's needed supply registry items.

Or make an immediate impact to The Alan P. Linton, Jr. Emergency Shelter by clicking 'RC Donate Now' to be redirected to their online donation page. Under the 'I Wish to Support' heading, you can then select the 'Alan P. Linton, Jr Emergency Adult Shelter' to donate to.

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Accepts both Credit Card and Direct Debit Donations.​

 

Tax deductible donations can be made via check payable to 'The Religious Coalition' noting the 'Alan P. Linton, Jr. Emergency Shelter' in the memo section of your check to:

The Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs

Attn: Kavonte Duckett, Director of Alan P. Linton, Jr. Emergency Shelter

27 Degrange Street

Frederick, MD 21701

NEW for 2021!! Make a monetary, gift card, or gift-wrapping material donation for ANY of our charitable partners from Friday November 5, 2021 through Sunday December 5, 2021 by utilizing our St. Nick Delivers! display in the Narthex area of Holy Family Catholic Community Church (7321 Burkittsville Road, Middletown, MD 21769). Look for our RED donation box and bucket!

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 EMERGENCY FAMILY SHELTER

FOR HOMELESS FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN 

The Emergency Family Shelter provides a place of stability for families experiencing hardships due to homelessness and poverty. Their goal is to keep families together and return them to permanent housing. To learn more about The Emergency Family Shelter click HERE to be redirected to their website home page.

This holiday season the Emergency Family Shelter is seeking assistance in providing the following items to their shelter residents:

  • Paper Towels/Toilet Paper

  • Disinfecting Wipes

  • Laundry Detergent and Bleach (liquid preferred)

  • Febreze Room Fresheners

  • Diaper Genie Refill Rings

  • Diapers (sizes from 3 to pull-ups)

  • Baby Wipes (unscented or sensitive skin type)

  • Youth Toiletry Items

  • Toddler Toiletry Items

  • Winter Hats and Snow Gloves (all ages)

  • Pajamas, Socks, and Underwear (all ages)

To fulfill any of the needs listed above please click the following link to view our Emergency Family Shelter giving tree ornament selections and delivery options:

Too excited to wait for Collection Day? Donate anytime, anywhere with our Amazon Wish List direct shipment option! Add the items you wish to donate to the Emergency Family Shelter to your cart and when you get to the checkout process, Amazon will prompt you to select a shipping address; the Religious Coalition address will automatically be listed under 'other addresses' as part of selecting from the Family Shelter's needed supply registry items.

Or make an immediate impact to The Emergency Family Shelter by clicking 'RC Donate Now' to be redirected to their online donation page. Under the 'I Wish to Support' heading, you can then select the 'Emergency Family Shelter' to donate to.

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Accepts both Credit Card and Direct Debit Donations.​

 

Tax deductible donations can be made via check payable to 'The Religious Coalition' noting the 'Emergency Family Shelter' in the memo section of your check to:

The Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs

Attn: Neil Donnelly, Director of Emergency Family Shelter

27 Degrange Street

Frederick, MD 21701

NEW for 2021!! Make a monetary, gift card, or gift-wrapping material donation for ANY of our charitable partners from Friday November 5, 2021 through Sunday December 5, 2021 by utilizing our St. Nick Delivers! display in the Narthex area of Holy Family Catholic Community Church (7321 Burkittsville Road, Middletown, MD 21769). Look for our RED donation box and bucket!

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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. At Christmas they distribute gift cards to local grocery stores (Jubilee Foods, Food Lion, and Weis Markets) to assist families in planning their meals and provide a toy/teen gift card distribution for children.

This holiday season Seton Center is seeking assistance in providing the following items to their Holiday Helping Hands families:

  • Pajamas, Socks, Underwear

  • Winter Gloves and Winter Hats

  • Toys (for ages 2-12 years)

  • Walmart or Target gift cards in denominations of $25

  • Grocery gift cards in denominations of $25 to: Weis Markets, Food Lion, and Jubilee Foods

  • Gift Wrapping Supplies

To fulfill any of the needs listed above please click the following link to view our Seton Center giving tree ornament selections and delivery options:

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 donated are used to purchase gift cards to local grocery stores (Jubilee, Food Lion, and Weis) and provide a toy to children newborn to 11 years or gift card to Walmart/Target for children 12-17 years facing poverty.

 

Accepts Credit Card Donations.​

Tax deductible donations can be made via check payable to 'The Seton Center' noting 'Holiday Helping Hands' in the memo section of your check at the following address:

Seton Center Inc.

Attn: Tina Lamont, Holiday Helping Hands Coordinator

226 E. Lincoln Ave.

Emmitsburg, MD 21727

NEW for 2021!! Make a monetary, gift card, or gift-wrapping material donation for ANY of our charitable partners from Friday November 5, 2021 through Sunday December 5, 2021 by utilizing our St. Nick Delivers! display in the Narthex area of Holy Family Catholic Community Church (7321 Burkittsville Road, Middletown, MD 21769). Look for our RED donation box and bucket!

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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. 

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. 

 

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

 

SVDP - St. Teresa of Calcutta Conference

P.O. Box 9

Brunswick, MD 21716

NEW for 2021!! Make a monetary, gift card, or gift-wrapping material donation for ANY of our charitable partners from Friday November 5, 2021 through Sunday December 5, 2021 by utilizing our St. Nick Delivers! display in the Narthex area of Holy Family Catholic Community Church (7321 Burkittsville Road, Middletown, MD 21769). Look for our RED donation box and bucket!

 

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GREATER URBANA AREA FOOD BANK

The Greater Urbana Area Food Bank serves those in the Urbana, Adamstown, Buckeystown, Ijamsville, Monrovia, Green Valley, New Market, and portions of Mt. Airy areas. An all-volunteer, faith-based organization dedicated to providing needy individuals and families in difficult life circumstances with supplemental assistance with food and other necessities through collaboration with our generous network of partner individuals, groups and businesses. The Food Bank provides food to more than 270 families in need; that's more than 800 people. Realizing families need more than just food, the Greater Urbana Area Food Bank offers many supplemental full year and seasonal programs to assist those they serve. To learn more about the Greater Urbana Area Food Bank click HERE to be redirected to their website home page. 

This year the Greater Urbana Area Food Bank will be posting food bank family Christmas wish list tags for sponsors to select individual items to donate at the following locations:

  • On the front porch of the Food Bank house (tags will be in a gallon ziploc bag)

  • The Giant grocery store on Sugarloaf Pkwy (tags will be on a marked 'Urbana Food Bank' artificial tree inside the store)

  • Black Hog Restaurant in Urbana

Once a wish list tag is selected at any location:

  • Purchase the gift

  • Place the gift in a GIFT BAG and attach the selected wish list tag to the gift bag

  • Deliver the gift to the Greater Urbana Area Food Bank (4328 Reels Mill Rd, Frederick, MD 21704*) by December 12, 2021

  • Contact Jo Ostby, Food Bank Manager, at 240 529-4815 with any questions.​​​​

*Delivery address note: bright pink mailbox 1/2 mile on the left of Reels Mill after turning from route 355, gravel driveway, all the way back. 

Mailed donations of gift cards, especially Wawa, Sheetz, and Royal Farms for gas and Giant Foods and Walmart are greatly appreciated and needed.

DIRECT SHIPMENT OPTION: Donate anytime, anywhere with the Greater Urbana Area Food Bank's Amazon Wish List. Add the items you wish to donate to the food bank to your cart and when you get to the checkout process, Amazon will prompt you to select a shipping address; the Food Banks address will be listed automatically be listed under 'other addresses' as 'Jo Ostby's Gift Registry Address' as part of selecting from the Greater Urbana Area Food Bank's needed supply registry items. Items must be received by December 12, 2021.

Tax deductible donations can be made via check payable to 'Greater Urbana Area Food Bank' at the following address:


Greater Urbana Area Food Bank
4328 Reels Mill Road
Frederick MD 21704

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Vindobona Nursing & Rehabilitation Center is a skilled nursing community offering short-term rehab and long-term care services located in Braddock Heights, Maryland. To learn more about Vindobona click on their logo above to be redirected to their website home page.

Why Vindobona? The facility itself may not fall under our direct mission, but like St. Nicholas himself, our project saw a great need in it's residents and knew we had to help. 

Our partnership began 20 years ago when the children's choral group of Holy Family Catholic Community Church would visit and sing carols for the residents of the Vindobona Nursing & Rehabilitation Center at Christmastime. During those visits, the Vindobona Activities Director shared how important visits like the choral group was for its residents. That although some of the residents had family local to the area, many residents do not receive visitors or even gifts during the holidays.

 

Knowing the impact many of it's residents had made over their lifetime to the local community and serving our country, we knew we had to help. It started with a couple bags full of donated black and white movies to expand the resident's viewing collection to creating a giving tree ornament of wish list items for each resident to receive a gift.

 

Help ensure all of Vindobona's residents receive a gift to brighten their holiday season knowing they are remembered and appreciated by clicking on the sign up link below to select an individual resident giving tree ornament.  

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WEEKEND FOOD BACKPACK MINISTRY

of the Middletown United Methodist Church (MUMC)

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The Weekend Food Backpack Ministry's founder, Deacon Bill Bennett, began the ministry in 2011 as a means to provide weekend food to children of families who receive free and reduced-price meals at school during the week and that don’t have enough food to provide nutritious meals on the weekend. The ministry as a whole believes that adequate nutrition is crucial to healthy brain growth. To read more about the Weekend Food Backpack (WFBP) Ministry click on the above photo to be redirected to their Frederick New Post article.

 

They currently serve between 75 - 90 students within the 7 schools of the Middletown area.  These schools include: Middletown Primary, Middletown Elementary, Middletown Middle, Middletown High, Myersville Elementary, Wolfsville Elementary, and Valley Elementary. The ministry provides students in need with one bag of food every Thursday to last them the weekend. The bags include nonperishable items such as: canned pasta, tuna, Asian noodles, peanut butter, crackers, applesauce, cereal, milk and juice. They have also expanded their backpack program to include weekends during the Summer. Students in need of assistance can contact their school's guidance counselor to enroll. 

The Weekend Food Backpack Ministry has asked that we again place juice boxes as their highest need for donation collections this 2021 giving season. Each student receives 2 juice boxes with their weekend food bag.

To fulfill their juice box needs please click the following link to view our Weekend Food Backpack Program giving tree ornaments and delivery options:

 

WFBP relies on generous donations from supporters like you to fund their weekend food distributions. Tax deductible donations can be made payable to 'MUMC' noting the 'Weekend Food Backpack Program' in the memo section of your check. A donation of $150.00 will sponsor a child for a year. Send your tax deductible donation to: 

 

Middletown United Methodist Church (MUMC)

Attn: Weekend Food Backpack Ministry

7108 Fern Ct.

Middletown, MD 21769

NEW for 2021!! Make a monetary, gift card, or gift-wrapping material donation for ANY of our charitable partners from Friday November 5, 2021 through Sunday December 5, 2021 by utilizing our St. Nick Delivers! display in the Narthex area of Holy Family Catholic Community Church (7321 Burkittsville Road, Middletown, MD 21769). Look for our RED donation box and bucket!

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