We are always so moved by the generosity and thoughtfulness of our CSFB families, friends, partners, and schools who go above and beyond to help when they can. If you’re looking to give back to your community this giving season there are so many wonderful opportunities to do so! Here is a list of a few Baltimore organizations that could always use a little extra support during the holidays.
HAMPDEN FAMILY CENTER
The Hampden Family Center has multiple holiday events and initiatives this year, including the Holiday Drop-In on Saturday, December 11. Volunteer opportunities to wrap gifts and contribute to their Christmas Angel gift drive are available.
UNITED WAY OF CENTRAL MARYLAND
Local programs focus on housing, health, economic advancement, and education in the central Maryland region. The United Way accepts donations and volunteers throughout the year.
SANTA CLAUS ANONYMOUS
Give the gift of, well, gifts! This charitable organization has been providing children of Baltimore with special presents they wouldn’t otherwise receive. They’ve been at this for 88 years, so join in on the legacy and give back in Baltimore! You can donate to Santa Claus Anonymous or join in on one of their fun events, like the Holiday Stroll on December 3 or a Wine and Beer Tasting on December 14.
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL BALTIMORE
With multiple shelter services, supportive housing programs, food access programs, and more, St. Vincent de Paul Baltimore’s mission is to “ensure those impacted by poverty have the skills, resources, and opportunity to achieve their full potential.” Get involved through multiple opportunities like meal service, corporate volunteer opportunities, or youth involvement.
MARYLAND FOOD BANK
Working year-round to combat food insecurity, the Maryland food bank hosts holiday-specific initiatives. You can volunteer at the food bank in Baltimore or donate to the 2023 Turkey Drive, which provides a holiday meal for a family in Maryland.
GIVING BACK LINDA’S LEGACY
This charity aims to provide warm clothes to homeless individuals through its annual drive while creating an impactful volunteer environment in Baltimore and the surrounding areas. Visit their website to learn more.
HOUSE OF RUTH MARYLAND
This organization supports victims of intimate partner violence through shelter services and training opportunities. The House of Ruth welcomes groups of volunteers to help their Baltimore location. They’re also always looking for donations of personal items, clothing, baby and children’s items, cookware, cleaning supplies, and more.
TOYS FOR TOTS
Toys For Tots is a program run by the United States Marine Corps that collects and distributes new toys as Christmas gifts to children from less fortunate families. For 75 years, the organization has distributed over 604 million toys to more than 272 million children. Click here to search for drop-off locations around Baltimore. December 16 is the final day for collection efforts.
Happy Holidays to our CSFB families and friends! We hope you have a happy and healthy holiday season. See you in 2024!